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anxiety

[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.

being online

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

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

blogging

[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

blood

[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.

brexit

browsers

burnout

business

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

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

[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?

capitalism

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

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

censorship

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

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

christmas

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

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

chromebook

[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.

[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…

communication

[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] 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.

comparison

conference

cost benefit analysis

[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?

dark

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

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

death

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

How much blood is in the human body?

decision making

democracy

[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...

depression

[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...

[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.

disclosure

e-learning

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

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

elections

[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] 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...

email

[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?

enactus

[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.

english language

[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?

enterprise

entrepreneurship

[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.

ethics

[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?

exposition

[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 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.

[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...

[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.

[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…

[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 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?

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 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?

flash fiction

[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.

ge2017

[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.

general election

[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.

grammar

[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?

hardware

[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.

healthcare

[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...

illness

image optimisation

[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.

information overload

internet

[gui] Internet Speeds (Oct 19, 2021)

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

[gui] WiFi Boosters (Nov 08, 2020)

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

jekyll

[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

labour

[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...

language

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

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

[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?

laptop

[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…

laptops

[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.

learnings

life

[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...?

love

[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.

markdown

[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

mcu

[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.

media

medium

[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

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.

[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.

[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.

morality

[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?

murder

[fic] The Assassin (May 26, 2018)

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

mystery

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

How much blood is in the human body?

narrative

[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...?

nature

[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...?

nhs

[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...

opinions

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

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

pain

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

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

politics

[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.

[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...

productivity

[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.

quotes

racism

relationships

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

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

seo

[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.

short story

[fic] The Assassin (May 26, 2018)

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

[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?

social enterprise

[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.

social media

[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.

social sector

[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.

solidarity

soulmates

[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.

startup

storytelling

[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.

students

[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.

suicide

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

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

tactical voting

[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.

tech

[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…

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.

[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

ted

[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?

tesla

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

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

time

[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.

tv shows

twitter

video conferencing

[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.

voting

[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] 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...

web development

[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.

wordpress

[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

x files