Technical Communication UK Conference

Technical Communication UK 22nd-24th September 2009 Technical Communication UK is the new annual conference that aims to meet the needs of technical communicators, their managers and clients, from every corner of the industry. The conference is hosted by the ISTC, and run in partnership with X-pubs. Technical Communication UK runs on 23rd and 24th…Continue reading Technical Communication UK Conference


I’ve been writing this blog for quite a while, so I must admit that I’m surprised that this is the first time I’ve found myself in my current position. Perhaps it’s because I tend not to make inflammatory statements (aside from that post about the Bible being a work of fiction written by the Devil,…Continue reading Censorship

It's hard

Listening to the news on the way to work this morning, some chav sounding lassie from some London suburb or other was bemoaning the fact that she found it hard not to bunk off school. Yes, that’s right. She wasn’t finding it hard to attend school just hard not to bunk off at least once…Continue reading It's hard


I’ve mentioned before that I’ll be attending, and presenting at, the Technical Communication Conference this year, but as the programme is now full I’ve been trying to pick my way through which sessions to attend. I think I’ve got it sussed. Wednesday Kicking off with the keynote from Peter Anghelides (who recently re-tweeted me on…Continue reading Conferences

Day in the life

Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head; If only the second line were true. My day has a routine, I doubt very much that this is an usual fact. I mean I’d imagine most people do pretty much what I do every day. Actually that’s probably not true. Most people…Continue reading Day in the life

The Slick Blade

His muscles strain as he tenses against the movement beneath him. His grip remains firm as he shifts his weight slightly, fully immobilising the writhing mass that twitches at his feet. He looks down with impunity, almost with a sense of pity but he knows what must be done. He has trained a long time…Continue reading The Slick Blade

The white stuff

I have white stuff all over my hands. I really should wash it off. I would’ve washed it off earlier after the first time, but I knew I’d be doing it again so, you know, what’s the point? It’s like showering before going to the gym. Actually that’s a bad example as there are some…Continue reading The white stuff