Weeknote 368: new year

This week I have learned: I really ought to have paid more attention to my DNS settings. Oh well, lesson learned. 525GB of SSD costs just ¬£125. Laptop duly upgraded. I always feel happier with hardware I can take the lid off and, more importantly, successfully put back on, I guess in a similar way … Continue reading Weeknote 368: new year

2018 Futureballs

It's that time of year when people predict the year ahead. Strap in... 2018 will be pretty much the same as 2017. Some things will be different. Most of the things that are different will just be following a trend. A handful will be dramatically different. The things that are following trends are the ones … Continue reading 2018 Futureballs

Weeknote 365: A year’s worth

This week I have learned: Anyone who throws insults at single parents should try being a single parent for a short period of time. Running sessions via video and web is so much more tiring that running them in person. I'm getting even more curmudgeonly about the use of the word "Talent" when people really … Continue reading Weeknote 365: A year’s worth

Weeknote 364: annuities

This week I have learned: Being 47 is pretty much identical to being 46. The Dutch language makes me snigger. Bitcoin is actually dangerously stupid. By 2020 at current rates of growth it will consume all electricity. Already it consumes the equivalent of Morocco. Even in our highly connected world, it's possible to be a … Continue reading Weeknote 364: annuities

Always be selling

I heard yesterday of a couple of companies with whom I've worked falling victim to something of a scam artist, purportedly offering to help them with business development. I was also recently chatting to someone who was relatively new into the world of free range working, and exploring how I go about selling. The thing … Continue reading Always be selling

2017 Colophon

It's been a while since I sat down and worked out what tools I use on a day-to-day basis. It's useful to take stock once in a while. So here goes... Devices: Samsung Galaxy S7 The second-most expensive device I have ever purchased and the one with which I've probably been least satisfied. Yesterday morning … Continue reading 2017 Colophon

Weeknote 361: Two hundred and eighty

This week I have learned: editing video always takes an awfully lot longer than I first expect. This is why it is highly unlikely that WB-40¬†will ever become a TV programme. that the iPad as become a crucial part of my working life. Left at home for a day this week by mistake and I … Continue reading Weeknote 361: Two hundred and eighty