Internet of Things – an IoT network for Reading

This has happened quicker than I expected! Having finished a big and wonderful project a week and a half ago I decided that one of the things I’d like to tinker with, see if I can get involved with… was the Internet of Things, or IoT as the cool kids say. I found myself front […]

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Special brew

A little over 3 years ago I started brewing again. It ended a 25 year break after I poisoned myself with a batch of cider which left me bedridden and wondering whether I would ever make good parent material! Felix and I had been mulling over what we could do to grow more of a […]

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What next?

Friday marked the end of an enjoyable and productive project that has been the focus of all my attention for the last 18 months. I’ll write more on this another time because there are some lessons worth sharing, but today’s post is about what I turn my attention to next, now I have some time […]

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Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: facebook edition

A rainy Saturday in Whitstable in Kent. A couple. A couple of beers. A LOT of cheese, oysters and clams and…. VOILA! Who says romance is dead? …actually we had a beautiful weekend by the seaside. After an amazing meal and our napkin revision of Maslow, we went walking out on a sandspit into the […]

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Tuned City Brussels 2013

Felix has been in Brussels most of June with Valeria Merlini making preparations for the Tuned City Brussels sound art festival. It took place this weekend and so me and my laptop hopped onto the Eurostar to Brussels to see/hear the kind of thing Felix and her sound art colleagues do for a living. Working […]

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Slide + Stage Review

Yesterday I drove down to Brighton for this: Image lifted from http://slideandstage.com/ I found out about the day at the first Breaking Borders event in Reading two months ago. Laura Kalbag is a young freelance web designer who was talking about responsive web design which is something I’ve been interested in for quite a while. […]

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Lets work together!

Having spent the last couple of years putting all my spare time into organising The Games Way I promised myself that this year I would focus more on business. I had a brilliant, energising and inspiring meeting last Friday – I’ve worked with one of the guys before but not the firm, and so I […]

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Happymon and Google Adwords

A quick update on the Happymon experiment. You may recall that Happymon is the first web app I have released. It allows users to monitor their mood swings and it gave me the opportunity to test out a bit of responsive web design, linking with facebook, google adwords, etc. In the 6 weeks it has […]

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Announcing Happymon – monitor your mood swings!

As mentioned previously I started programming again this summer. Today I am excited to introduce Happymon – a tool that helps you monitor mood swings. It is free to use and I’m hoping enough people will find it useful or fun and want me to develop the idea further. I have written it primarily as […]

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Is your IT department an island or an oasis?

* No.7 and final article in a series I wrote in Dec 2010 My last post got some great comments on LinkedIn, and more agreement than I’m used to! Antony Clay, Chief Strategy Officer at 21apps introduced me to his wonderful concept of “the celery effect” in his comment: As I presented at a recent […]

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