Last night, around 3am, I woke up. I lay there in bed wondering why I’d woken up and as my mind started to churn I realised I was very very awake. In flooded four things I’ve been thinking about for some time, all of which are related but I couldn’t quite make the connection. Last…Continue reading What next?
I’d love to. I really would. Every year that rolls around finds me considering it. Every year I start to jot down notes (where do you think one man tales came from?). Every year I visit the website, and get excited at the thought. Every year I think, yeah I COULD do that. Every year…Continue reading NaNoWriMo? No!
A teeny tiny gotcha that I thought I’d mention here. I can’t find explicit mention of it in the Author-it Knowledge Center and it’s tripped me up a bit. Quite simply, and I realise these will sound obvious, make sure everyone who is using Author-it is using the same version of Microsoft Word. My particular…Continue reading Author-it & Word
Some time around 1am this morning there was a loud bang from downstairs when the kitchen ceiling got fed up trying to hold up a big pool of water, choosing to dump it, and several bits of the ceiling all over the kitchen below. It seems that, after all the hassle and faffing with the…Continue reading It never rains…
I’m trying to catch up on a few bands I’ve heard mention of over the past month. I’m pondering switching from dark maroon to blue. I’m still faffing with Yahoo Pipes (which power this). I’m writing up a proposal for a “community website” for a professional organisation I’m a member of (the ISTC). I’m drafting…Continue reading Right now, at this moment
I’m always wary when I attend a gig by chance, having not heard any music from the artist in question. So when 10 guys bounced on stage, brass instruments reflecting the stage lights, and announced they were here to “make some motherfucking noise”… well I was even more confused. Then they started to play and…Continue reading Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
I honestly can’t remember the last time I picked up a user manual, an honest-to-god paper book of technical documentation. Actually that’s a lie, it was just last week when i was tidying up. I picked up several user manuals and moved them to a lower shelf on my bookcase. It’s also been a long…Continue reading Dumping the manual
I have a ritual on mornings like this. I wake up with a level of excitement, take a deep breath to steady myself, get up and walk calmly to the window. I throw open the curtains, don’t worry I don’t ALWAYS sleep naked so the chances of my dangling bits being on show are minimal,…Continue reading Yearly Ritual
Like many, I struggle at times with a common perception, one which was highlighted to me yesterday by a colleague. Like most team leads/managers, I have a lot of tasks that aren’t purely focussed on the creation of information. I don’t do much technical writing, instead letting the guys in my team focus on that…Continue reading Selling ourselves
On Monday evening we got home to a slightly limping cat. He had a sore paw which we really didn’t want us to touch, and was generally moping about feeling sorry for himself. He seemed a bit better yesterday morning so we left him to it and went to work. However when we got home…Continue reading The Drugs Work