Back from Spain, unpacked and back into the routine. The next few weeks will be busy, preparing for a new kitchen, finishing off a website (two on the go at the moment) as well as a few other things that have cropped up in our absence that need dealt with. However, before all that and…Continue reading London Calling – Take 2
“Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head” sang Paul. And everyday I do the same thing, except the comb thing as there isn’t really that much there that needs combing… I recently completed an article outlining a day in the life of a technical writer (well a day in MY…Continue reading Day in the Life
There is one major downside to owning a lot of music. It’s not the worry of storage space, nor the concern of quality, instead it’s rather more trivial than that. I can’t remember what I’ve got. In any given month I’ll buy at least 2 or 3 albums (not CDs), and they’ll go into rotation…Continue reading Music I've forgotten
How do you do it? I’ve conducted a fair number of interviews over the past few years, not a huge amount but definitely into double figures. Some have been good, some not so good, and some just embarassing. I recently read about an interview that was more like a planning meeting, outlining the job in…Continue reading Interviewing
We got a Wii in January, and Guitar Hero arrived this week. I’ve not played it much but there are a few tips I thought I’d pass on. The first one is obvious, if you don’t have it (and you like rock music) GET IT! I know it’s hard to find, I ended up ordering…Continue reading Beginner's Guide to Guitar Hero
As I mentioned before, we are planning to migrate content from FrameMaker to AuthorIT, staging the migration across two different product sets (and no small amount of time!). I’m in the process of evaluating AuthorIT for, despite having used it before, it has recently been overhauled with a spiffy new UI and some new features.…Continue reading Why AuthorIT?
Cue dream sequence. wibblywobbly ~ wibblywobbly ~ wibblywobbly When I am grand poobah, leader of all and ruler of the land, my first act will be to create a new law which will read: “You, my loyal and humble subject, are entitled to choose one day of the calendar year during which you will be…Continue reading Kid for a day
Working with text, and graphics, can be a time consuming job. If you are like me you’ll know many keyboard shortcuts, some of which will be used repeatedly throughout your working day. For example: CTRL+C ALT+TAB CTRL+V Go on, who can hit that oft repeated key combination without even looking at the keyboard (you touch-typists…Continue reading ClipX