[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.

[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.

[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

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

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

[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.

[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.

[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…

[ext] What defines an Entrepreneur (Sep 07, 2017)

For nearly 2 years, as the co-founder of a startup, I’ve called myself an entrepreneur. A few weeks ago though, I left that company. Since then I’ve been wondering about my claim to that moniker.

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

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

[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.

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

How much blood is in the human body?

[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...

[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?

[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...