Since moving jobs, Louise now has her own email address. We ping the occasional email back and forth, usually to confirm plans for the evening. A couple of recent emails were a bit longer and I found myself a little puzzled. My wife sounds very different in text. That is, whilst I can hear her…Continue reading You sound funny
Just visited the McAfee website and on one of the forms encountered a, shall we say, anomaly presented itself. I am a patriotic kind of guy, and I’m not in any way anti-American (I’m well aware that the percentage of idiots over there matches the numbers we have here), and when you actually consider what…Continue reading Internationally Speaking
I miss spam comments. Running WordPress with Askismet means I see little to no spam here which is a shame because I received some real belters in my time. I’m not talking about the large list of links to various shady corners of the internet, I’m talking about the somewhat random poetry-esque spam that would…Continue reading Nice! Cool!
You take a break from work, fire up Google Reader and idly flick through a few feeds. Your eyes alight on a delicious link and you think, ohh must check that out. Only then do you realise that you are reading your OWN RSS feed, and you’ve already bookmarked said link in delicious so you’ll…Continue reading It's time to stop when…
Each lazy blink draws my eyelids down, heavy and bloodshot, a constant dryness that no tear can salve. My head is full of freshly picked cotton wool, burrs grate inside my skull and everything is hazy and soft, removed. Every inhalation pulls a yawn to my lungs, saps another trickle of precious energy. Willing myself…Continue reading Hot black liquid
Another week (and a bit) has passed. Time is tight for me at the moment, and I’m not posting here as often as I’d like so, for now, here’s a quick roundup of everything that’s zipped past my inbox in the past week: Resources on presentation design … advocates an assertion-evidence design, which serves presentations…Continue reading Recently Read
There is little else to mention here today as everything else pales into insignificance. Draft posts have me pondering the moaners of the world and listing pet peeves, all of which seems so petty. Remembrance Sunday seems old-fashioned and trite at times but fundamentally it is worth taking time not to remember but to consider.…Continue reading For the Fallen
I started this blog to have a separate place to write about my “professional” thoughts and I guess I thought I could maybe add a little value to the cluttered world of technical communications, or at the very least raise my profile a little. Yes, I have an ego, but it’s kept in check for…Continue reading Who do you write for?
Having recently upgraded my MacBook to run the latest version of OSX, I’ve been using the built-in Help to figure out how to configure things to the way I like them. It’s an excellent example of well designed and integrated help. Of particular note is the effect shown in the screenshot below. An excellent example…Continue reading OSX Help
Don’t hate me. Please. I don’t do this kind of thing on purpose. Honest I don’t. But it does seem to follow a pattern, doesn’t it. Ohh wait, you don’t know what I’m talking about yet, do you. Let’s start over. Don’t hate me. Please. But I’m really REALLY busy and just want to jot…Continue reading Because it's all that's in my head