Note: Been meaning to post this for some weeks now but couldn’t find the right moment… I guess now is as good a time as any. Cross-posted at Informationally Overloaded, my ‘other’ blog. The title of this blog was, believe it or not, chosen more carefully than most of you may realise, and far more…Continue reading Information(ally) Overload(ed)
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A week in the sun. Mild tan achieved (think healthy glow rather than skin cancer city) and back to the rain. So a few numbers, and a notable mention or two. Number of crappy spy thriller novels read: 1 – Tom Clancy: Red Rabbit Number of books from “list of books I really should read”:…Continue reading Dispatches from the deck(chair)
I receive a bribe! Why am I starting to sound like JonnyB! and what’s with the exclamation marks! A friendly email, from a friendly person, from a company I’ve used before, arrives in my email. Apparently he’d like to bribe me to blog about his company and their website. I’ve used said company before, and…Continue reading Selling my soul
Photography can be a bit of a black art, but then anyone who has picked up any camera that is more than a point-and-shoot will know that. Aperture this, exposure that, bracketing, f numbers, focal distances and on and on and on with the terminology. Of course that’s the same with any technology, I know,…Continue reading Click, delete, click, delete
Recently, Hg was musing on how he is “fascinated by the sparseness of the planet’s polar extremes and specifically by artistic responses to the territory”. He quote from Brian Keenan’s book, Four Quarters of Light, and it’s such a great quote that I have to repeat it here: “Wilderness to the creative mind is like…Continue reading Drawn to Water
Is it wrong to schedule a blog post in case you forget to phone your sister on her birthday?? Only kidding, Happy Birthday Jen, hope you have a good one!
OK, if this link works correctly, the cross marks the exact position on the roof terrace where I’ll spend most of my days next week. The beach is just too far (well not really … scroll down that page a little… ). The weather looks ok, and I’ve got a fully loaded iPod and a…Continue reading Costa de la destinaciÃ³n Tropical
Like most professionals I’m a member of various mailing lists, all of which deal with very similar issues, usually with overlapping people and discussions as well. The field of Technical Communications is wide and varied but there is always one type of query which is guaranteed to get a response… or 50 responses… sometimes more.…Continue reading Writing isn’t important
Whilst I’ve written about this in the past (thanks to Donalda, who STILL doesn’t have a blog and I think she’d be a big hit, for finding it for me), my Mum has responded to a recent request for the “Gordon Gordon” story. I’ve never tried guest authors, but as it’s my Mum… mind you,…Continue reading Gordon's Mum Writes