11 years

Without wanting to have you all reaching for the sick buckets, I do want to take a moment to confirm to the world that I am married to the most beautiful, caring, sexy woman in the world. She makes me laugh when I need it, she listens when I moan, she knows when to leave me alone and when to start baking. She is my best friend, my companion, my centre. She is everything, she is home. But she knows all that. I tell her almost every day. 11 years ago today I was standing in a room full of friends and family, slightly nervous, and slightly unsure of what the day would hold. That much I remember. The rest …

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apple uk tv shows

Fire up your iTunes Store, Apple have started selling episodes of TV shows. All your favourite stuff from US TV that you’ve… umm.. already downloaded and watched because why SHOULD we wait until it airs on UK TV?! Idiots. This does not stop piracy. When WILL they learn.

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On being global

Apparently I am a global citizen, indeed we are all global citizens these days. OK, so my current train of thought is heading down the route largely blazed by Naomi Klein in her book No Logo. Large companies like, say, Starbucks, are able to push smaller local competitors out of business. Which is true and I’m a big supporter of our locally run cafe which, as an aside, makes the best chicken pesto panini EVER, and would hate to see it close down. That said, Starbucks coffee is generally pretty good and is always reliable, and so we begin the inner conflict. You see when I venture into Starbucks (I do wish my fingers would stop typing Satrbucks) I immediately …

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Technical Writing Evolved

The following is largely focussed on the software industry as that is where my experience lies. I’ve been an on/off member of the TechWR mailing list for many years now. I dip in and out of threads depending on my current work and knowledge levels. The membership of the list is fairly wide-ranging, with people involved in all sorts of technical communication activites across many different industries. This gives any discussions around our profession and interesting slant as, by and large, the constituent parts of what it means to be a technical writer, and the daily activities involved, are somewhat tied to the industry in which they work. My experience is largely in the software world, but many of the …

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Clear yer cache

Please do not adjust your set, and please forgive any further tweaks as we go along. The non-feed readers know what I’m talking about, the rest of you leeches are stuck wondering what this is all about, well, never fear, just click here! Yeah, I’ve spruced up here. And here. Here as well. Ohh and here too. Why? Well, primarily because it’s about time. Other than that, I’ve got a few more eyes on here due to the whole ‘bloggers with book deals’ thing (hey andre!) and thought my empire of sites could do with a bit of spit and polish. Whaddya think?

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