On politics and political writing

Posted on Tue 06 June 2017 in Articles • Tagged with politics, Aristotle, Thomas More • 3 min read

I reflect on whether my blog is an appropriate place for contemporary political commentary.


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When marketing becomes myth

Posted on Fri 02 June 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Wales, Mythology, Marketing, Gelert, story • 4 min read

I ponder the origin of myth in the context of Wales' enduring tragedy of Gelert the Hound


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A surface for your creativity

Posted on Fri 26 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with iPad, Windows, Surface Pro, macOS, iOS • 4 min read

Tablets should be a surface for our creativity. I contemplate an old debate in light of the release of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and why I want the iPad Pro to take a leaf from my MacBook.


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Screen size, ratio and focus

Posted on Wed 24 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with iPad, MacBook, UI, UX, focus, writing, screens • 3 min read

I consider how something as mundane as screen size and aspect ratio can improve focus and why iPads may offer some slight advantage over widescreen laptops


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A lot of love for a little mini

Posted on Sun 21 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with iPad, iOS, Scrivener, Android, Nexus, Hardware • 5 min read

I contemplate the end of the iPad mini and what that means for me as someone who uses it for both consumption and writing.


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Remembering Email

Posted on Sun 21 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Email, letters, writing • 3 min read

I reminisce about the days when email was my most important and preferred method of communication.


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The problem with best

Posted on Wed 17 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with advice, laptops, technical writing, best, Google, editorial, advertorial • 4 min read

A number of years ago, I gave a presentation to a bunch of transport and spatial engineers in the UK on how to develop technical documentation. After running through the slide deck and giving my talk, tips and experiences, the first question someone asked was "what's the best programme for …


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Putting worldbuiling into perspective

Posted on Mon 15 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with worldbuilding, storywonk, writing • 7 min read

I reflect on Storywonk's World building class and my wife demonstrates again on how well she knows me.


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The perils of proprietary formats

Posted on Thu 04 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with wiki, dropbox, voodoopad, proprietary software • 1 min read

A few days ago, I went looking for an old world-building project I created with VoodooPad. I found it but unfortunately I could not get the file to open. Fortunately, I had exported the files to HTML several years ago, so I didn't lose any work.

The reason I wanted …


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Scratching the same itch

Posted on Mon 01 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with worldbuilding, notebook.ai, python • 4 min read

I contemplate the future of my world-building app when other possible solutions exist.


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