Going Paid

Reading time: 3 mins Yes, I know, first world problems and all that, shut up… With the news that Instagram can now start selling my photos, something I didn’t agree to when I signed up, I’ve been looking at what services I use the most and wondering if I might be better to switch all my online/digital actions to […]

ISTC West of Scotland Area Group meeting

Reading time: < 1 min The next ISTC West of Scotland area group meeting in Glasgow will take place on Thursday 16th February 2012, from 7.30 pm onwards. Come along to talk about latest news and trends in communication, or just to meet other communication professionals. The event is free and open to anyone interested in technical communication, such as […]

How to embed linked images in Word 2007

Reading time: < 1 min Using Author-it to produce Word documents is easy. The tricky bit is distributing them. Without running any post publishing macros, the Word document that is generated will be using linked images. So everytime you need to distribute the document you’ll also need to remember to include the images as well. I frequently forget this, hence […]

Things can only get better

Reading time: < 1 min Yesterday: Kitchen fitters turn up. Kitchen fitters check the electrics. Kitchen fitters say we’ll need to get them upgraded. Kitchen fitters also say that the worktop for the sink area is wrong size, we have 600, should 700. Kitchen fitters phone warehouse to order new worktop. Earliest it MIGHT be with us is in one […]

Guilty Pleasures (take 2)

Reading time: 3 mins We all have our dark secrets, our personal foibles and weaknesses of which we aren’t proud. I’ve mentioned one of mine before and, driving to work this morning, I realised I have another. Backtrack to last Friday night, Louise is packing her bags and I’m sitting at the computer. Thankfully she’s only packing to go […]


Reading time: 2 mins I think I’m safe, for now. Wherever I go it isn’t long before they find me. It seems The Mezin are connected to every aspect of humanity, from culture and religion to our most advanced technology I have to be more careful contacting all of you. When I began I thought I could safely speak […]