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Weeknote 17: Mostly about pictures. And books.

Why do all articles about internet security have to be illustrated with pictures of young men in hoodies? Well… they don’t. It’s about time that changed, and someone’s doing something about it. Part of it is to do with what’s

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Weeknote 16: Favourite websites, favourite books

What are your five favourite websites? It’s a funny question, isn’t it? I came across it recently in a survey but it doesn’t really reflect the way I use the internet these days. And it got me thinking.

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Posted in Internet, Reading, Websites

Weeknote 15: Heatwaves, podcasts and the benefits of being quiet

One of the joys of being self-employed is the flexibility, and I’m particularly grateful for this when the weather gets hot. I’ve been experimenting with different working patterns, including siestas and  working at night. (I haven’t done the laptop-in-the-garden thing

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Weeknote 14: History lessons, user-centred design and the state of LinkedIn

Things I have learnt this week: 1. Writing was invented in at least four different places. I was taught at school about Mesopotamian cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs but there’s also evidence of writing systems in China,  Mesoamerica and possibly other

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Weeknote 13: Be more creative

Even freelances have to have holidays, and that’s my excuse for the lack of weeknotes lately. Back to work this week, and two highlights. Wednesday was National Writing Day. I wrote 1800 words on my creative non-fiction work-in-progress. It was

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