One thing about switching to Ravi Varma‘s WordPress template, as clean and white as a Greek wall in Plato’s head, is that I get to play with the banner. Every time you refresh the page, you should see a new banner image. Except, not so much with the “new” thing right now: a few stock photo that came with the … Read More
When we become the hired guns of greed-driven corporations, we are driven to conform. If we generate status kitsch for a jaded elite, and allow ourselves to become media celebrities, we perform. When we twist products to reflect the navel-gazing of market research, we deform. If our products divorce appearance and other functions – a telephone that looks like a … Read More
*A rented conference room, five minutes into the future. Everyone looks expectant* Okay, people. Shall we go round the table? We’ll start with me.
Last week, I finished working at my regular online writing gig.
Good question. You may remember there was a blog here called Fevered Mutterings (v3), packed to the rafters with wibblings. Well, yesterday I realised I hadn’t archived it properly. So I went into my webspace to do just that. It involved moving files around into one folder, so I could export that folder onto my laptop for archiving. When I … Read More
A story of how I went abroad, and how York followed me.
On Wednesday, 13th May 2009, at 12 noon PST, Twitter went offline for an hour – and triggered the end of the world. Here’s the timeline of how it happened.
I’ve been using Twitter a lot recently, for work and for fun. And… Well, I can’t come to an overall opinion. I just can’t. There’s too much to love and too much to hate. So here’s both of what I think. (And yes, these are extreme opposites. That’s the point).