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This is where a blog post would be if I had something I could or even wanted to post about. There would no doubt be some sentences, maybe a little attempt at humour, a quip or a pun, there MAY EVEN BE TEXT IN CAPITALS to signify that I’m feeling slightly indignant about something, or…Continue reading [insert title]

Ada Lovelace

Thanks to my Mum for reminding me that today is Ada Lovelace Day. Who is Ada Lovelace? Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), born Augusta Ada Byron, was an English writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine. Her notes…Continue reading Ada Lovelace

Not written, yet

Quite a lot going on at the moment, but don’t worry dear blog reader I’ve not forgotten about you, I’ve still got plenty of things to post here just not really finding the time (or requisite brain power) to focus on them and think them through properly. Here are some of the things I’ve started…Continue reading Not written, yet

Role of Social Media

A few months ago I was approached to write a piece that would be featured in a special supplement for the ISTC Communicator magazine. The supplement, sponsored by Adobe, was to be titled “The role of social media in technical communication” and after my presentation on blogging at the Technical Communications conference last year, I…Continue reading Role of Social Media

The long wait

Travelling back from London last week, I landed at Glasgow on time so knew I had 30 minutes to kill until I was getting picked up. Plenty of time for a coffee and to continue reading the book that had held me engrossed for the short flight. Seating was at a premium, but I spotted…Continue reading The long wait

Upcoming ISTC Events

Organised under the ISTC, we hope you can join us for these events which are complimentary and open to all. London Group, Adobe Offices, Regent’s Park Sponsored by Adobe What: The Potential of using Video in Technical Communication When: Friday April 30th, 13:30 – 16:30 Followed by Drinks Reception and Finger Buffet hosted by Adobe…Continue reading Upcoming ISTC Events

5 am

It’s still dark and somewhere two birds are singing, beautiful trills and chirrups fill the air. My head is full of other things though, but then it usually is, and right now it seems to be full of random thoughts about work. Which is why, I think, I’m awake. I’m a bit pissed off with…Continue reading 5 am

Highs and Lows

Saturday morning, a list clutched in my hand as we ventured out early. A few things to buy, a couple of things to do, a productive day stretched ahead. Saturday afternoon, things have been bought, and one item on the list has been started but not finished. This is largely due to the rapid onset…Continue reading Highs and Lows

The Wrong Domain

For a few years now I’ve randomly been checking the WHOIS records for the mclean.co.uk domain, and throughout that time it’s sat there, holding nothing but adverts and any attempt by me to contact the owner with a view to purchasing said domain for a “reasonable” fee have fallen on increasingly deaf ears. Yes, it’s…Continue reading The Wrong Domain