Knowing Better

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I am annoyed. I am annoyed mostly at myself, largely because I knew this was something that needed done but didn’t do it for the usual reasons that everyone uses to put off doing anything. Too busy, too tired, not enough time, etc etc. It’s one of those things that won’t take half as long…

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Twitter is useful

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At the Technical Communications conference last year, I had a couple of discussions with people about Twitter. I was mostly trying to convince them of why I found it valuable, they were mostly of the opinion it was noise about what people had for lunch. I’ve recently been reminded of the value Twitter can have,…

Still here

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Am packing, send boxes! and Jaffa Cakes!! We are packing, splitting up fragments of our life into cardboard boxes. We are trying to do this whilst keeping the house looking tidy and clean for any potential viewers, so the boxes are stacked in the garage. Not ideal but it’ll do for now. We’ve had one…

Slides and notes

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Blogging View more presentations from Gordon McLean. Yesterday I gave a presentation on blogging as part of a series of eSeminars arranged by Adobe. The slides (shown above) can be downloaded from my slideshare account. Also of note was the live Twitter stream that Dawn Gartin posted throughout my talk, it almost sounds like I…

On Shopping

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I’m a terrible shopper. If I’m shopping for something I need I’m just the worst person, unable to make a decision because, well, what if there is a cheaper option in the next shop, or a better model for the same price, or maybe I won’t suit that colour? Terrible. If I’m shopping for something…

A Super-Role for Technical Communicators?

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Are you bored of all this talk of social media? Still not quite sure what it’s all about or why you should bother with it? What IS an Information Platform anyway? Maybe an eSeminar or two would help? As I mentioned last month, Adobe sponsored a supplement for the ISTC Communicator magazine, in which four…

Are you interruptable?

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Over the past couple of years my job has changed. I have the same title and job description as I did before but the structure of my day is dramatically different. I certainly don’t do much writing any more, other than the odd page or two here and there. Instead I find myself discussing strategies,…

Rock and Roll

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A quick update on my rock and roll lifestyle. On Monday night I spent most of the evening surfing the internet, online window shopping for new furniture and other bits and bobs. Last night I spent some of the evening flicking through catalogues, browsing for new furniture and other bits and bobs. Jealous, aren’t ya….

Virtual Shopping

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I’m the worst person in the world when it comes to buying big ticket items as I find myself lost in endless loops of reviews, recommendations, better options, different options, cheaper deals, discounts and before long I start to lose interest and end up just not buying something or, more often than not, I end…

Desire to create

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I have a Tumblr account and spend far too long on the main website, randomly surfing and finding all manner of wonderous things to “reblog”. It’s an interesting place, filled with angst-ridden teens, provoking artists of many forms and twats like me who don’t actually create anything. I use Tumblr mostly for capturing things in…

Not here, there

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Well hello there! Apologies for the lack of updates recently, suffice to say there is a lot of ‘stuff’ going on at the moment and, inevitably, things like this blog are the first to suffer (which is, of course, perfectly correct). For the next couple of weeks you are probably better keeping an eye on…

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Dr. Who

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I’m not a big fan of this show. I probably should be something about it just never really rang true with me in the past. When Mr. Ecclestone took on the role I watched the first of those and, mostly underwhelmed I didn’t bother watching many others. Then Mr. Tennant came along so I thought…