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2016 in review

Saturday December 31, 2016

At the end of 2015 I’d been really struggling: the stress of living on a building site for a year and my sleep/sanity waning; desperately trying to move house to get away but the chain collapsing numerous times; brain tumours and subsequent travel uncertainty. It all led to a place where my work and health… Read more

Monthly round-up: December 2016

Friday December 30, 2016

Welcome to Swains World sign

After contemplating lumping this in with my upcoming end up year summary (a seemingly mandatory writing task for anyone working in the web industry), I decided that doing so wouldn’t quite give the month or the series the respect that it was due, and would be a lazy end to the year. In this post-Christmas haze… Read more

Digital transformation for the masses

Tuesday December 6, 2016


As I sat on the train this morning, I saw my first of what will surely progress into a flood of “Top 10 trends for 2017” articles as we approach the end of the year. This particular example was focused on digital transformation, which is something close to my heart, so I thought I’d give… Read more

Monthly round-up: November 2016

Friday December 2, 2016

Standards at work

As the days get shorter and the year’s end gradually draws closer, yet again the run up to Christmas is proving to be an exceptionally busy time for work. I usually try to keep my projects quite distinct, because I find that’s the best way to flex around the inevitable change that always happens once… Read more

Monthly round-up: September and October 2016

Wednesday November 2, 2016


I know, I know… it’s my first ever double-month update, but despite what appearances may suggest this wasn’t due to being slack or forgetting. Quite the opposite in fact – I spent a lot of time on activities spanning both months, and it made sense to group them. Japan One of the main factors for… Read more

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