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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

net Magazine issue 286 – Exchange part two

Wednesday October 26, 2016

This post is the second in a series where I’ve been answering questions originally posed as part of a feature in net Magazine. You can find details of the printed questions, as well as being able to see part one’s answers over at the first post. How do you know when it’s time to hire… Read more

net Magazine issue 286 – Exchange part one

Monday October 17, 2016

net Magazine

For the November issue of net Magazine I was invited to contribute to the Exchange section, where each month four selected experts answer readers’ questions. As only three questions make it into the magazine I asked whether I’d be able to publish the answers that didn’t make the cut or were too long. This post… Read more

Pokémon Privilege

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Earlier this year I was in London, discussing Pokémon Go with a colleague. The game wasn’t officially out in the UK but had already flooded our social media channels, and I was adamant that I wasn’t going to get involved. It wasn’t a good idea. I have certain compulsive tendencies around collecting within games, and after I’d… Read more

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