linkedin API

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LinkedIn API “Opportunity” – sounds useful but hope it doesn’t go the way of other sites with a multitude of useless add-ons. LinkedIn needs to remember that professionals want a professional product. That’s why I’ve dumped Facebook, too much dross!

The Long Run

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It’s like something is constantly, gently, clawing at the inside of my forehead. My concentration is shot, and I flit between things I need to get done and other tasks and diversions. Unimportant yet easier to handle in my current state of mind. Diverted, distracted, stressed and unable to gain a moment of calm. Sleep…

orgasms for the hell of it

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Orgasms for the hell of it ~ “I refuse to subscribe to the notion that as a woman I cannot be happy without a man by my side; I believe it’s important that as women we challenge this limited and sexist notion.”

Touching Points

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Audience, audience, audience. A simple mantra, and one which crops up in most technical writing discussions at some point. If you don’t know your audience then how do you know what to write, and why you are writing it? Most technical writers will be aware of the particular audience for the document they are working…

The Good, Bad and Ugly of RSS

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I think it’s safe to say that I’m almost completely reliant on my RSS feeds to ‘manage’ the websites I visit. These days I rarely start any form of “surfing” by visiting a website, instead I head to Google Reader to see what’s new in my feeds. Aside 1: A quick plug for the FaviconizeTab…

how we read

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Hidden method of reading revealed ~ “almost 50% of the time, each of our eyes locks on to different letters simultaneously”

ticad 2007

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TICAD 2007 ~ Gosh, who’s that 5th from the top…


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One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, four. Poor little Gordon, sprawling on the floor… OK, not quite, but it was certainly the theme of the weekend. Friday night saw me out with some ex-colleagues. I hesitate to call them that as they are really more friends, or certainly acquaintances, than just a bunch of people…

Images of self

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A couple of things have prompted this post. I seem to have been sucked into Twitter recently, I’m still not exactly sure why it appeals so much but it is annoyingly addictive whilst remaining relatively useless (to me). The odd snippet of information here and there is all well and good but I do wish…

Recently Read

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Another week, another list of articles that I’ve found interesting or useful. As usual they are spread across various areas, from technical writing, to information architecture and web design. Hope you find them interesting: Scenarios and Minimalism – if you only visit one of the links today, make it this one. To summarise hugely, it’s…

google reader counts

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Google Reader has finally added accurate counts – previously a folder would just say “100+”. Now you get an accurate count, unless, ummm.. it’s over 1000. I have two folders that say “1000+”. My bad.

Mixed Fruit

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I do feel a little guilty doing this kind of post for the second time in as many days but.. well.. see the previous post as to why. So let’s start with, and you knew it would be this way, the recent Apple ‘event’ (product launch). If that doesn’t interest you, skip the next paragraph…

Task Oriented Writing

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Switching from a very prescriptive style to a task oriented style is a mind shift for most writers, and whilst it’s one thing to understand the theory of something, making it part of your natural working practise is another. Having read a few articles, and done some research into what task oriented writing is, I…

On being busy

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A returning theme but one which I always feel compelled to explore. Hey, who said “avoidance tactic”! Shutup. I am, at present, in the midst of three new designs, all for different people. One has a wireframe complete but is awaiting graphics from which I’ll key the colors and style, one is purely a CSS…