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Fight or Flight

“Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of your fears.”

The Struggle

If you’ve seen any of my old demos, or seen some of the examples from ebook, you might have noticed that I rather like using images of butterflies as my demo...

Getting Kids Into Coding

I work in software development, and I’ve loved experimenting with computers for nearly 40 years. I don’t think that everyone should become a developer, just ...

Live Fully Now

Now. Now is precariously balanced between the impermeable weight of the past and the incalculable potential of the future. Looking to surf that sweet spot be...

Sales

Over the last decade or two, I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved with a fairly wide array of roles, including (but probably not limited to):

The Ratchet

A ratchet is a mechanical device that allows continuous linear or rotary motion in only one direction while preventing motion in the opposite direction. When...

What Motivates Us

Studies show that: As long as a task uses only mechanical skill, structured financial rewards work as expected i.e. higher rewards lead to greater performanc...

Focus

How’s your to-do list looking? What do you use to track it? If it’s anything like mine, then it regularly runs the risk of becoming unmanageable. That the ta...

Alan Watts

In case you’ve not come across Alan Watts already, he was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern ...

Home Photography Workflow

As discussed yesterday, I consider the capture, curation, sharing and archiving of the photos and videos of our family’s precious memories to be extremely im...

Curation is an act of love

Possessing an always-connected, socially-integrated smartphone triggers any number of life changing behaviours, attitudes and potential, including the rather...

Making the most of your fears

I’m not a fan of flying. I have a pretty good cognitive grasp of the physics, engineering tolerances, flight crew’s ongoing training and testing procedures. ...

Reflecting On The Weekend

As I mentioned yesterday in a regular routine. such as traveling for work, it’s easy to switch on to auto-pilot, to to get side-tracked into the gnarliness o...

Dynamic Images 101 - NaBloPoMo #10

I mentioned ‘Dynamic Imaging’ systems in yesterday’s post. While these services are growing in popularity, they are still somewhat niche, yet they have the p...

Assert Your Freedom of Attention

This week’s Breaking Borders had two superb talks, one from Christopher Murphy the other by James Williams. While there is no way I can do them justice, I wa...

Be A Better Me

At the top-centre of the whiteboard in my home-office is my current prime theme. It is intended to be short, mantra-like, and the broader perspective to whic...

The Apprentice Bowl

During our anniversary trip back to Ireland we went back to Waterford Crystal. After the initial confusion of us returning to the factory which they apparent...

Lightening Review of 2013

Inspired by @rem’s review, but lacking the time to do a proper post, here is my lightening review of 2013, (sorry I didn’t have the time needed to make it sh...

Node.js : hour 1

During half term, Em and the kids were off visiting family for a few days.

Terminal Velocity

I had one of those problems to solve, that initially had me toying with blowing the dust of some Python, but in the end it struck me as the perfect time to g...

Web Performance Optimisation: hour 2

After Saturday’s rather fruitful hour, I set myself the follow up challenge to see how much more could I improve the Web Performance given a second hour.

Origin pull on Amazon Cloudfront

Since mid 2010 Amazon Web Services Cloudfront CDN has supported origin pull from non-S3 storage. I’ve been using Cloudfront for some time, but always S3 base...

Dalai Lama: humanity and money

I first read this on a G+ post, and it appears there may be some doubt about the accuracy of the citation, but regardless of that it is a great for providing...

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