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[5i5] 2nd September 2021 (Sep 02, 2021)

It's three (not five... again...) questions this time round from me, including: what makes a 'good' coder, and what happens if you can't differentiate burnout from depression.

[5i5] 29th October 2020 (Oct 29, 2020)

Only 3 out of 5 this time round. It's a process.

[5i5] 10th October 2020 (Oct 10, 2020)

In an attempt to get better at producing content, I present to you a new thing - 5 thoughts in 5 minutes. This week, Apple, the BMJ's report, and some thoughts on the cinema.

fiction

[fic] Nature abhors an imbalance (Jun 27, 2018)

Have you ever wondered about balance? Actual universal balance? It doesn't happen. But it should, shouldn't it...?

[fic] The Assassin (May 26, 2018)

Refresh of a gothic short story I wrote in high-school

[fic] Blood (Apr 27, 2018)

The room isn’t very large. Seven, maybe eight people are already here, undergoing the same fate that awaits you.

[fic] The dream; the nightmare (Feb 11, 2018)

How would you feel if your mistakes haunted your sleep? (based on a real nightmare)

[fic] The Tags (Jan 31, 2018)

I'm not sure how the tags work, but what I do know is they tell you - with 100% accuracy - with whom you are destined to spend the rest of your life.

[fic] Velvety red, dark crimson (Jul 30, 2016)

How much blood is in the human body?

general

[gen] My new to-do lists (Aug 20, 2021)

I've been using a new way to manage my to-do lists, that I thought I'd share in lieu of any actual content.

[gen] Loki and the exercise in SEO (Jun 16, 2021)

The end of Episode 2 of Loki gives me a good opportunity to see whether I can boost SEO with some specific dates and times.

[gen] On the F-word. No, not that F-word. (Dec 28, 2019)

You scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy...

[gen] Having opinions is a zero-sum game (Nov 25, 2015)

What do you put on the internet? Does it worry you? Should it?

[gen] On the evolution of the written word (Apr 27, 2013)

I'm something of a stickler for grammar, but increasingly this seems to be less of a concern to people. How does language evolve, and is this a good thing?

[gen] On the Enactus UK National Competition (Apr 23, 2013)

Enactus is a global student society that empowers young people to create social action initiatives all over the world. Every year, the UK holds its National competition. This is what I thought.

[gen] On rationality, morality, and valuing an individual’s life (Feb 12, 2011)

You won't be suprised to know that companies value human life all the time. But should they? What is the rationality behind this?

guide

[gui] Internet Speeds (Oct 19, 2021)

What dictates an internet speed, and why are you getting what you paid for?

[gui] Ethical Email Services (Oct 08, 2021)

It seems you can't exist in the world these days without an email address. But if you want to avoid the big companies, think about the environment, or want to give your money to a company with good values, what can you do?

[gui] WiFi Boosters (Nov 08, 2020)

If you're struggling with internet speeds in your house, there are options available.

[gui] What's in a laptop? (Oct 08, 2020)

Buying hardware is a minefield of technical specifications, which can sometimes be confusing. Here I breakdown the key points to understand about what goes into a laptop, and what you should be looking for.

[gui] Image Optimisation (Apr 14, 2020)

Making sure your website loads quickly is key to getting and keeping visitors. A big part of that is how your images load. Here I look at how to speed that up.

[gui] Moving your learning content online (Apr 12, 2020)

If you're considering an online learning platform, have a read of this.

[gui] Video Conferencing - Zoom and other options (Apr 10, 2020)

There are myriad options available to communicate with others - one on one or in a group. Here I go over some of the options.

mental health

[mha] Open letter to Matt Hancock (Oct 28, 2020)

A few weeks ago I had what you might call a 'mental health episode'. Getting help for it has not been an easy journey...

[5i5] 2nd September 2021 (Sep 02, 2021)

It's three (not five... again...) questions this time round from me, including: what makes a 'good' coder, and what happens if you can't differentiate burnout from depression.

[5i5] 29th October 2020 (Oct 29, 2020)

Only 3 out of 5 this time round. It's a process.

[5i5] 10th October 2020 (Oct 10, 2020)

In an attempt to get better at producing content, I present to you a new thing - 5 thoughts in 5 minutes. This week, Apple, the BMJ's report, and some thoughts on the cinema.

[mha] There’s more than one way to skin a cat (Feb 14, 2018)

Or: Why talking about Mental Health doesn’t always mean talking about mental health.

[mha] In defence of mental health companies (Sep 04, 2017)

Also: my experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and some thoughts on Tesla.

politics

[5i5] 2nd September 2021 (Sep 02, 2021)

It's three (not five... again...) questions this time round from me, including: what makes a 'good' coder, and what happens if you can't differentiate burnout from depression.

[5i5] 29th October 2020 (Oct 29, 2020)

Only 3 out of 5 this time round. It's a process.

[5i5] 10th October 2020 (Oct 10, 2020)

In an attempt to get better at producing content, I present to you a new thing - 5 thoughts in 5 minutes. This week, Apple, the BMJ's report, and some thoughts on the cinema.

[pol] 'Twas the night before the election (Dec 11, 2019)

Before the end of this Conservative government, and the election, I wanted to jot down some thoughts, and maybe leave you with some things to think about.

[pol] On making an informed decision (Nov 25, 2019)

Why bother? Politicians and the media seem to do nothing but lie. But that's what makes it all the more important to understand what effects your decision.

[pol] On tactical voting - a reprise (Nov 05, 2019)

I'm not sure where I stand on tactical voting, but I do know that we should be talking about it.

[pol] Why I’m (Probably) Against Tactical Voting (Apr 25, 2017)

Wherein I try to resolve my thoughts around tactical voting. Do I succeed? No. But I think it's important to talk about it.

[pol] The rise and fall of British politics (Jun 20, 2016)

There's rumours of a coup in Labour. Is that a good thing? Sure - why not...

[pol] On the Election, and Hung Parliaments (Apr 27, 2010)

What happens when an election gives us a hung parliament? What even is a hung parliament, and how will it affect us? Let's find out...

technology

[5i5] 2nd September 2021 (Sep 02, 2021)

It's three (not five... again...) questions this time round from me, including: what makes a 'good' coder, and what happens if you can't differentiate burnout from depression.

[5i5] 29th October 2020 (Oct 29, 2020)

Only 3 out of 5 this time round. It's a process.

[5i5] 10th October 2020 (Oct 10, 2020)

In an attempt to get better at producing content, I present to you a new thing - 5 thoughts in 5 minutes. This week, Apple, the BMJ's report, and some thoughts on the cinema.

[tec] I blog in Markdown now (May 28, 2020)

I flipflop between platforms a lot - this week it's the turn of Jekyll and Markdown

[tec] This might be the last time you hear me talk about my Chromebook (Sep 11, 2017)

After 2 years, I’ve decided to move on from my Chromebook. On reflection, would I recommend one? It depends…