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So this fight for digital freedom stuff actually works -- -)

Remember that petition we all signed a few weeks ago? Well, it looks like the numbers were big enough for folk with a seat to lose in the US congress to take notice:-)

Time to help the EFF again

Got this in the mail from the EFF today:

So HEF is learning to skate -- -)

The little stake rats are coming along nicely. Just picked up a longer deck for HEF and he’s loving the cruising thing. Many thanks to the lovely people at Liquid Motion in Exmouth who took loads of time and even ...

BCS Talk—Empathy as the defining driver for good ux

Did a talk last night at the BCS about what makes a great user experience. High point of the evening, I showed my mental notes cards and did an experiment with the audience to illustrate anchoring & adjustment...

Code club

So HEF did his first code lesson today!

Barnet whiplash

What the hell is going on around here?!? First I get thwacked by a car and end up in ICU, then Nicki’s Mum has a stroke and then she’s back in an ambulance today with CU-1 giving herself whiplash on the trampoline...

Wireframes v prototypes yakety yak…

Have recently followed a couple of discussions along the lines of “wireframes are dead” touting the cure-all properties of prototyping (like this or this). I love and use both methods depending on client and produ...

Cat signal time again

President Obama and other leaders are meeting in Asia right now to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership - a deal that threatens to censor your use of the Internet, kill jobs, undermine environmental protections ...

The Dr Who experience

So HEF, you won’t remember this but when you were wee you were totally obsessed with Dr Who. You begged and pleaded for what must have been ages for Nicki and I to take you to the Dr Who experience in Cardiff (a t...

Durufle Requiem

Wow, you don’t see your daughter on-stage at the Royal Festival Hall everyday…

Hunger Games art direction

CU-1 demanded we watch “Catching Fire” just now and I was reminded of a thought I had while watching the first film in the Hunger Games series. The frame above is taken from “The Hunger Games” and happens rights a...

What does an R1200GS Adventure look like with 4 wheels?

I started riding motorcycles as a kid (Motobécane bien rouillé et la Peugeot 104… ahh mobilettes de mon enfance) but my parents wouldn’t have it.

Palace-to-Palace 2013 -- Woo-hoo all done -- -)

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Buddhism (Good Morning Vietnam)

Cronauer: She spills soup all over you, looks at you like, "Eh, I'm sorry. What are you gonna do about it, asshole?" What would you say to her? They spilled something on your pants. What would you do? Wilkie: I do...

11 March 1934

Well, it’s the 11th of March again, Mom’s birthday. She would have been 79 years old today.

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The things Nicki does for love

Had to post this, amazing what Nicki does for the wee-uns. Tomorrow is come as your favourite book character day (well, World Book Day) and the above is the raw materials for a Hermes costume:-)

Woody Allen

Behold your Dad’s best Woody Allen expression (yeah, not convinced either).

School days

CU-1 on tender-hooks yesterday as councils were due to send out emails at 17.30 with news of secondary school places. Just noting this down here for CU-1 (which was the original point of me writing all this stuff)...

Scale comparison of common longboard decks

This is so awesome. One of the things that drives me nuts at longboard shops is how hard it is to compare relative board lengths. The comparison is made trickier as it’s not just the size of the deck it’s also the...

In the joy of rediscovered longboarding,

Maximisation isn’t

Wow, sure I love Jason as much as the next guy but this really really resonated…

Thank you Shorter-Rochford

The Avanade Palace 2 Palace team at the start on The Mall

11 -- 11 -- 2012

So last year I was able to post Fred’s letters from the trenches. This year I thought I’d remember Aunt Polly. She had four boys: Eddie; Frederick; Richard and Artie.

Kasper the friendly GHOST

I’ve always thought it would be wonderful to do a doctorate. Spend a few years deep-diving into an intractable or obscure problem… Well this just came in the mail this morning:

It’s amazing how quickly your entire life can collapse

I’m finding it hard to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust and part of it is that Americans see the “Prince” in the title and assume the money goes to the Queen… Here’s the story of Craig, a young person whose life...

I bought your product. Now boss me around.

Having just finished a big SAP UX project, I’ve been thinking about how large software vendors typically (I should say historically as this is beginning to change) transfer risk and pain to the end user. Here’s an...


Saw this question on a forum and had to answer:

Whetstone to NC12 and on to Stevenage

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