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Weeknote 25: red vinyl, Brexit and Father Christmas

For a few weeks now, I’ve been seeing my peers posting messages about winding their work up for the year. I couldn’t quite join in: my final deadline this year is 24th December! Happily, I will finish the job today,

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Weeknote 24: Black Friday, Advent and “me too” marketing

I’ve seen a  lot of “me too” marketing in the last few weeks. First, there’s been the Black Friday sales messages, which everyone claims to find annoying. It would be interesting to see retail figures for this period, now that

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Weeknote 23: sustainability, pizza and a cat

Last weekend I went to a reunion for my old workplace. My workmates were always the best thing about the company, and it was good to catch up with some of them. As we were chatting, one of them asked

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Weeknote 22: IT jargon, style sheets and air pollution

This week, I’ve been thinking about jargon. You get a lot of jargon when working in a technical job, and you get a lot of jargon when working in HR. I’m editing some IT job descriptions at the moment, so

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Weeknote 21: Substances derived from food, and other new words

The last few weeks have made me think about the things I like about being self-employed. 1. If you’re not well, you don’t have to see anyone. I’ve had a cold but working from home means I can pace myself

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