Lines in the sand

Posted on Mon 12 June 2017 in News • Tagged with Disqus, newsletter, writing, Weaver of Dreams • 2 min read

I set some deadlines for myself, officially launch my newsletter and remove Disquss from my site


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Rolling out a newsletter

Posted on Thu 08 June 2017 in News • Tagged with newsletter, MailChimp, Email, Python • 3 min read

I consider launching an email newsletter and contemplate how I could implement it with Python


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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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New project rig

Posted on Thu 01 June 2017 in News • Tagged with hardware, Windows 10, Linux, projects • 3 min read

I explore the potential of a hand-me-down computer that I've ear-marked for media projects and gaming.


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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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