My thoughts on all manner of topics - if I find something thought provoking it'll end up here.
Sometimes a concept, moment of conversation, or some other happen-stance will spark my interest, and I'll want to explore whatever it is; to wrap my mind around it and better understand it. Writing is a great way of exploring ideas, and this section is intended for that.
What I write
I don't write under specific categories here, but you may be interested in some external resources:
Things I've seen elsewhere that I'd like to refer to in the future; essentially these are 'bookmarks' for myself, which I thought might be good to share.
N.b., Timeline excludes Resource posts:
If your target audience is a general population, you should not be using icons alone to convey anything meaningful. By doing so, you have made assumptions that are unlikely to be appropriate to a general audience.
Summarising what I've been saying for years, and to record as another "told you so" for later reference.
Things might be starting to look up...
How it'll go down, when they're older...
And I thought 2015 was bad
A blog post from some months ago, which I never published. Here it is, finally published.
We had a work placement a few weeks ago that asked some questions for their dissertation research. I answered. I miss thinking this sort of stuff :/ I'd happily go back to full time education, if I didn't have to worry about that whole "paying bills and life" thing.
The bits of Britain we should be proud of are the bits where we showed great compassion and commitment.
Apple and Twitter are by many measures very successful. But in my opinion both companies are floundering at the moment; Twitter very obviously, and Apple is struggling to find places for future growth.
A quick look at what I hope to achieve in 2016
Those 'end of year' review posts people sometimes make? Think of this as an early one of those.
The government is intending to eradicate privacy from all its citizens. Many members of the government are likely too ignorant of the actual ramifications of this 'technical stuff' to realise the magnitude of the problem.
The number one thing they could do to reduce Twitter fatigue: Allow people to show only friends, or friends-of-friends, in your timeline.
Today’s politics is awash with policies which chase the ignorant vote. Because that’s the easiest vote to get, and education is hard and expensive.
Earlier today I posted a quick musing on why I think software is Apple's weakest area. The post was unexpectedly popular, and it was just idle thoughts. Here I clarify those as a more thoghtful article...
I'm coming to realise Apple don't do software well. OSX's strengths are from UNIX; most iOS apps are unused; iTunes is atrocious.
Some of the posts on this website will begin to have an audio version available in addition to the text. In this post I explain my thought process for doing so.
Here's what I'm listening to these days. There's a vague focus on diversity issues which is deliberate.
How do you price things so they'll sell when people have no clue about what things cost?
I imagine Twitter's demise will be in a spectacularly abrupt implosion sometime within the next three years.