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Putting together a simple website

I finally got around to putting together a simple personal homepage.  I guess it’s something I’ve vaguely been meaning to do for a while, and was recently prompted into action by WordPress notifying me on my blog that this domain … Continue reading

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An exciting time for camera technology

I’ve toyed with the idea of upgrading from our point and shoot for a few years, but this is the photo where I’d finally had enough: Most people’s reaction is ‘SO CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE’. Well, ok … yes they are. But while … Continue reading

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Five questions about the future of television

This is the year we gave up on having cable service and a traditional phone line. We have joined the ranks of the internet-only!  There’s not much to say about the phone line; I sort of miss its reliability but … Continue reading

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Moving to the US

I thought I’d put together a few notes on moving from the UK to the USA.  I’ve had a couple of people ask about the process, so hopefully it’s somewhat useful.  It also pretty much tells the story of what … Continue reading

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The new gig

In some ways it’s quite horrifying how little thought I put into my first two jobs.  The VIS advert in the university careers service newsletter jumped out at me purely because they were in Dundee and made software (my then … Continue reading

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Horrible doors on British trains

I recently finished reading “The Design of Everyday Things” – a classic book that gets you thinking about everyday “user interface” around you – doors, gadgets, machines, bathroom taps, etc.  The principles in the book apply equally well to software … Continue reading

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