so wait a few years and it will stop

Time to read: 3 minutes As I start thinking about the incipit (first few words) of this article, I realise I was about to describe my outfit to you. Then I stopped. There is nothing wrong with my outfit. There is nothing wrong with me. The men who holler out “hey sexy” are the ones who are wrong. Not me. […] continue reading »

I promise not to read…

Time to read: 2 minutes I read a lot. I am always reading. Street signs, menus, books on the tube, magazines with my coffee, newspaper headlines as i pass a newsstand. I am a reader.  My favourite escape and one of my favourite pastimes in life is to expose my brain to new experiences, information, emotions and ideas, using books. […] continue reading »

one Amazon review, one refund, one ethical dilemma

Time to read: 4 minutes Last month, i bought a little keyboard on Amazon. It looked a bit like a toy. Plastic, blue, white chiclet keys. Simple, really. I got it, tried it out, and it worked. Mostly. Pressing the keys was difficult. They needed to be caught at a certain angle so they could be pressed in. And you […] continue reading »

The ethics of web design: do we have any?

Time to read: 3 minutes What makes someone an expert? A wise woman once told me that you are an expert “when others come to you for answers”. Well. It does take a little bit more: such as the ability to answer questions, repeatedly, correctly, memorably. There is a requirement to educate, surprise and spread knowledge and skills. Do that […] continue reading »

first 4 things I do on a temporary work mac

Time to read: 3 minutes easy-lock my screen I am not an expert mac user. I am, however, a pretty damn good windows user, having even administered large user networks in the past. So when I step away from a windows machine, I always press (Windows + L), which locks the computer. Try it. It’s excellent. [WARNING] A friend of […] continue reading »

Can you tell your mother to not read your blog / twitter / facebook? Or why it’s good for other generations (younger or older) to join social media

Time to read: 3 minutes Last week, my mother surprised me when she told me she was reading my blog. This means she googled me, like anyone in the world can. And I was surprised. Why? […] continue reading »