And so I'm back… *

Back less than a day and already my calendar is filling up. Hey, it's not my fault I'm popular. Right? In the week I was gone not a lot happened really, the holiday was good but nothing to write home about, so I didn't. That plus the fact that we'd have been home before any

Camtasia

Back from a week in Spain (weather was lovely, as was the cerveza and tapas!) I've taken some time to look into some suggestions for screen recording. Part of the developer community website we have was always aimed at providing online video tutorials showing the latest features. However we've had acres of issues getting these

Versions

I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not. I'm not sure if I'm about to completely humiliate and embarass myself. Or (I hope) this is another one of those things that everyone else does but that we just don't talk about. No, not picking your nose... I adapt who I am depending

Because they must

A couple wander through quiet streets and in the darkened night of early winter a storm creeps in overhead. The wind dashes leaves and litter against buildings, rattles them off glass, heralding the change. Swirling eddies race each other across puddles and fingers of icy cold wriggle through gaps in clothing. They pull their jackets

Because they must

A couple wander through quiet streets and in the darkened night of early winter a storm creeps in overhead. The wind dashes leaves and litter against buildings, rattles them off glass, heralding the change. Swirling eddies race each other across puddles and fingers of icy cold wriggle through gaps in clothing. They pull their jackets

Red Bull

Is Red Bull the Marmite of my generation? Although strictly speaking, Marmite is the Marmite of our generation but bear with me here... Red Bull, that sickly sweet, caffeinated drink, the one that gives you WINNGGSSS, seems to be increasingly popular. Particularly when mixed with vodka. Standing at the bar the other night instead of

11th hour of the 11th day

Pause for a moment today, and remember. The further away from the Great War we get, the harder it becomes to remember, to relate. But we should, we must. Without the sacrifice of many we would not have the world we have today. Do you have your poppy?

Teaching Demos

Taking a break from the Author-it, I've been playing with WINK, an open source tutorial and presentation authoring software. It's quite nice but unfortunately I've been having issues getting the recorded presentations rendered into Flash. So I've started to look about for other options, but there are so many options out there that I'm a

I AM A WINNER!

In January 2007 a website I designed was launched. The mission of the website was to highlight great writing on personal blogs; to draw attention to blogs that you might not have heard of before; and to point you to one absolute guaranteed humdinger of a blog post, once a week, every week. One year

Dear President Obama

Dear President Obama, originally uploaded by Gordon. There is a Flickr group where you can post a message to President (elect) Obama. But what to say? I'm not sure what kind of job he will do as President, he's inheriting one helluva mess, but that's almost secondary to the fact that he was elected in

Sigur Ros

Just home from the Sigur Ros gig at the Carling Academy. Not quite sure what to make of it to be honest but let's get one thing out of the road first. I left early. I have never, ever, ever, left a gig early before. So I'm trying to figure out if that means that

Work that needs done

Turning the TV off I pause, considering the work that lies before me. I decide to have a coffee to get me started but, as I stand and start to walk to the kitchen, I realise that the clothes that were hung up a couple of nights ago will now be dry. I take my

How do we structure our topics?

I’ve waffled on about single source and our plans for long enough so, as we are finally starting the process itself, I thought I’d capture some information as we go along. However, it’s probably good to set the scene, so I’ll cover that stuff first. Over time you’ll be able to see all the posts

Preparation

I'm a planner. I like to consider and ponder and plan. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I do throw caution to the wind, but mostly I like to know what is happening, what is scheduled. It's a little bit anal I admit but you can usually depend on me being on time. With that in