TCUK10 – Social Media Models

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As my slides are usually fairly sparse, I’ve written up some notes/transcript of my presentation. Probably best read in conjunction with the slides. Slides 1 to 4 This presentation is about models. By and large it came about after several conversations at TCUK09 and I found myself trying to explain why you’d want to blog,…

Thoughts on TCUK10

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Flying back on Thursday evening I pondered the sessions I’d attended, the things I’d learned and the lessons and ideas I was taking home with me and one thing was missing. A central theme. Now, admittedly by accident, the 2009 conference appeared to be centred around “conversation”. Whether it was a direct with the users,…

Principles, Schminciples

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I’ve never been the type of person who sticks hard and true to a set of internal, moral and ethically drive, rules. I don’t believe the world works that way, there is no black and white, only various shades of grey. Unless, of course, I decide that something is black, or white. Then it is,…

Cardboard box

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I have run out of cardboard boxes. Unfortunately that doesn’t mean that everything is packed, nor does it mean I have to stop moving things around and contemplating how best to pack the big ornamental candle, several bottles of various types of booze and three tea towels. But it does mean that the house is…

Conference bound

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There are three of us travelling down to the Technical Communications conference in Oxford. We fly down tonight, back on Thursday evening and I must admit I’m really looking forward to it. And yes, I’ve still to finish my presentation (just a couple of rehearsals left though). For those of you who can’t make it,…

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Style by list

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I’ve never been to Moscow, but we talk about it all the time at work and, cos I like to plan things and use lists to help me cope with stressful times, like moving from a house to a flat and the splitting up of 14 years accumulated crap, well the topic of Moscow has…

In Space

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Tentatively he walks forward, through the rolling mist that envelopes him. Here and there sparks flash, pockets of light float past, a million different shades of sparkle and dark. Unsure of where he is going he continues to move forward, an outstretched hand reaching for something he can’t see, a presence he can’t touch. She…

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Pressure

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Pushing down on me, pushing down on you, no man ask for.. Top tune that. Greatest band in the world, don’t ya know. So, how’s yer bum for lovebites? As an Irish friend was wont to say. Remember how I said about the possibility of things getting a little mental and how the next few…

Maybe

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There might be news tomorrow. Good news that is. I am NOT counting any chickens though. I am NOT crossing everything that can be crossed. I am NOT praying to a deity I don’t believe in. I am NOT going to follow the viewers round (on their ‘final look before deciding’) muttering “please, please, please,…

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5 years time

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Where do you want to be in 5 years time? Hands up everyone who has been asked that in an interview at some point (now quick, put your hand back down or your colleagues will start to stare..). Having been in my current job for just over 3.5 years, I thought it would be interesting…

Mindful

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He is the child that can’t wait. Pensive, tense, excited, irritable, his mood swings back and forth from feigned nonchalance to fervent fretting. One moment he is oozing laissez faire, content to let life swing onwards, safe in the knowledge he will pick things up when he must. The next he is arrogantly unforgiving of…

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Blogging for the company

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I’ve mentioned this already but as well as this blog (and my other one), I’ve also been writing some posts for my company blog. It’s proven to be a bit of a challenge, although part of that is down to personal circumstance and a decided ‘end of summer’ malaise which I frequently fall prey (as…

Weekender

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Finding it really hard to write these days. My other blog languishes from week to week, and I won’t even mention the other place as it’s bereft of passion, ideas and any form of desire to be creative. I’m blaming that entirely on the fact that I’m pretty damn busy these days, but in a…

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13 (+1)

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Unlucky for some (the future lies ahead). As they say (whoever they are). Had hoped to not to be here when this rolled around (but it’s only a number). Life goes on (14 years is a long time). Always (there are many years ahead). Without fail (life goes on). Nothing is truly unlucky (nor is…

Life continues

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No offer on house. The viewers didn’t get an offer on their property so we are back to square … two, I guess as they are still interested. Anyway, off to visit the nurse today for a checkup on my blood pressure and to see if the drugs still work (and aren’t destroying my kidneys)….