Weekend Reading

Reading time: 5 mins

Think defamation law is boring? You won’t if you find yourself in court So, now we can get on to why it all matters. If you use social media or blog online, you are now a publisher just the same as any journalist. Yikes *scours ALL blog posts* Google Memory Loss I think Google has…

Podcast: The Adam Buxton Pod Cast

Reading time: < 1 min

A man that has been on the periphery of my media consumption for 20 years or so, and I admit I didn’t really ‘get’ the Adam & Joe thing at first and as none of my friends were bothered I missed that boat, but after catching some of their show on 6Music a while ago,…

Podcast: Beautiful Anonymous

Reading time: < 1 min

Human beings are fascinating and the Beautiful Anonymous podcast is a fascinating sight into the life of that weeks caller. Some people come on and talk about how they can’t visual memories, one told of her escape from a violent abusive relationship, and a recent favourite was a German caller who was picking cherries in…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 4 mins

Fluid Dynamics: How a Wall of Lava Lamps Helps Encrypt 10% of the Internet Computers have a real problem when it comes generating truly random numbers, which has led one web-critical cybersecurity firm to reference an array of lava lamps to create unique and unpredictable code. Clever and pretty. Nothing like me then! Attitude of…

En Pointe

Reading time: 2 mins

It’s always good to try something new and so I kicked off this year with a first; my first ever live ballet performance (watching, not performing) of Swan Lake. Having spotted it on Facebook late last year, I posted to see if anyone else was interested and one of my awesome gym buddies Martha said…

Happy 2nd Birthday

Reading time: 3 mins

View this post on Instagram This is what an awesome (but sleepy) 2 year old looks like A post shared by Gordon McLean (@gmclean) on Jan 14, 2018 at 4:52am PST Dear Lucy, You are two. TWO! How this has happened so quickly is beyond me (heaven knows what your parents must think!), but there…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 5 mins

STOP! If you haven’t seen Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, go and watch it right now, don’t worry. I’ll wait. Watch Prince Play Jazz Piano & Coach His Band Through George Gershwin’s “Summertime” A rock enigma wrapped around an R&B quandary, wearing platform shoes and purple velour. The cheekbones of an angel,…

Six by Nico: Best of 2017

Reading time: 4 mins

The eighth incarnation of Six by Nico and as we move into a new calendar year, they’ve decided to go back to some of the best dishes from 2017, but there was a twist! The menu was announced on the 5th January, and in the days prior to the announcement it was up to the…

Podcast: Hidden Brain

Reading time: < 1 min

I discovered the Hidden Brain podcast late last year and it’s quickly become a favourite. The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain’s host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct…

Weekend Reading

Reading time: 5 mins

Thanks to the people who threw a couple of these my way, if you do spot anything and think ‘that weirdo will probably find this interesting’ then send it on (Twitter usually best way). And yes, it takes a weirdo to know a weirdo… Commencement 1999 Rocker David Bowie and jazz innovator Wayne Shorter accepted…

What’s Next?

Reading time: 2 mins

The new year looms ahead of us and whilst I know that logically it’s purely an arbitary numbering scheme that governs this thinking, one can’t help but think of the coming weeks and months as something fresh and full of possibilities. I guess the secret will be to keep that thinking through the rest of…

Hello 2018

Reading time: 2 mins

I don’t do resolutions, but I do have a few things I want to focus on next year. These are things that I’ll try, they aren’t goals, they are just things to have in mind at the start of the year. Some will stick, some won’t, and that’s all part of the fun. Fundamentally I…