Reading time: < 1 min The past week was comprised of several acres of sleeping, a variety of coughs from a phlegm-shifting bark to a wheezy airless hack, the swallowing of many small sharp edged rocks, and the application of an ever-tightening metal band around my head. In other words, I have man-flu. More technically, I have a chest infection […]

Q10: Text editor with a difference

Reading time: 2 mins Recently I’ve been toying with some software tools to try and focus my writing a little better, stumbling across an application called Q10. A full-screen text editor which is, according to the website, “a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind.” Whenever I start a new piece of work I […]

What is art?

Reading time: 2 mins During a Saturday afternoon wander in London, joining the throng of tourists meandering along the river, I decided to head to the Tate Modern. It’s been some years since I’d been there (Anish Kappor’s Marsyas was the installation at the time) and my art tastes veer towards that end of the scale so I do […]

The tool is not important

Reading time: 2 mins The tool is not important. The tool is not important. The tool is not important. I have been repeating this mantra in my head for the past week or so, over and over, like a broken record. I’m in the middle of pulling together the requirements and scope for a new technical community website for […]


Reading time: < 1 min Prompted by the You’re Not the Only One… wait, you’ve not heard of it! Well a few bloggers are: …putting together a book for WARCHILD written by bloggers and here’s where you come in: We would like you to submit a written piece about something you’ve been through from any aspect of your life that […]

Been and went and done it

Reading time: 2 mins I spent the weekend in London and have a posts garnered from a rather wonderful weekend. Here’s the first one: Friday evening, a pub in London, and a gathering of bloggers. What can I say, a great night in the company of smart, funny people. I’ve been blogging for a while now, and over that […]