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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


Monthly round-up: August 2016

Monday September 5, 2016

Manor work

Hello September! Your days are beginning to shorten, but there’s still a lot going on. In recent years this time has usually been a full-on mix of preparing conference talks and attending different events, but after a very busy conference season at the start of this year I wanted to focus my efforts elsewhere this… Read more


Monthly round-up: July 2016

Monday August 1, 2016

Manor wallpaper

This has been a brilliant month, work-wise. I’ve really enjoyed my work, and I think that that’s down to the combination of the subject matter, the type of work itself (mostly investigation and problem solving), and the people. Part of why I want to keep this round-up going is to remind myself of the bits… Read more


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