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Getting back into blogging - NaBloPoMo #1

As you may have gathered from many of the recent ‘test’ posts, after many years of relatively happy self-hosted Wordpress blogging, I’ve recently completed m...

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Getting back into blogging - NaBloPoMo #1

As you may have gathered from many of the recent ‘test’ posts, after many years of relatively happy self-hosted Wordpress blogging, I’ve recently completed m...

NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo Finale

On November 1st, in a rather impromptu fashion, I decided to commit to both Movember and NaBloPoMo. (Jump to: NaBloPoMo summary)

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...

Blog Posts - Categories & Tags

In migrating from Wordpress to Jekyll, I’ve been updating and changing many aspects of my personal site and blog. One area that is overdue for some attention...

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):

Content Consumption & Sharing Workflow

I find myself awash in an ever-expanding sea of content. This is in part thanks to the web’s empowerment of self-publishing, combined with social networks ma...

Moving To Mac

Having used Windows and Linux for several decades, I only started my foray into using a Mac when I moved jobs about 5 years ago. I can still recall my initia...

Another Lap of the Sun

I started on another lap of our star today, and so spend the day enjoying time with my family, rather than writing a proper post. Hopefully this isn’t too ou...

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...

Capturing Whiteboard Photos

For as long as I’ve worked in software a big whiteboard has been a core tool in figuring out complex problems, especially when working in collaboration with ...

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. ...

Halfway

At the start of November, and with very little prior thought, I commenced two month-long activities: “Movemeber” and “NaBloPoMo”. Here we are, at day 15 - h...

We’re In This Together

I wonder if there is any industry which changes faster than Web Development? I wonder if there is another industry in which people so freely relinquish their...

Jekyll Embedded Video - timelapses

In moving to Jekyll I really liked the idea of managing/writing all my content using just markdown. While it is valid to include HTML in your markdown, I rea...

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...

Photo365 - Flickr API

My working week typically starts with a 2 hour drive/train/walk /tube/walk to the Shoreditch office (or flight out from Heathrow visiting our Continental Eur...

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...

Getting back into blogging - NaBloPoMo #1

As you may have gathered from many of the recent ‘test’ posts, after many years of relatively happy self-hosted Wordpress blogging, I’ve recently completed m...

android

bash

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...

dev

Node.js : hour 1

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

flickr

general

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 ...

github

github-pages

injustanhour

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.

inspiring

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...

jekyll

life

lynx

mac

minecraft

perspective

photos

picasaweb

terminal

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...

test

webperf

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.

wordpress