Thoughts on the web, the world, and work

16 Feb 2015

We’re in an age of rapidly evolving technology, and a lot of us are struggling to keep up with the pace of change.

Different mental models apply to different means of communication, and most of those mental models date from a pre-digital age.

16 Nov 2014

Sudden changes of direction are dangerous

If you ride close to the kerb, you'll need to pull out sharply to go around obstacles. It's much better to see hazards early, and steer a gentle course around them.

11 Nov 2014

So Amazon have released Siri in a box. Big deal. But there's something faintly disconcerting about it all.

22 Oct 2014

I like cover versions. At least I do when they're doing something interesting with the song. I don't really see the point of recording straight copies of songs - it would be like a tribute band making an album.

12 Jun 2014

Recently I had to investigate a strange bug that only happened on our pre-production environment. Code that was fine all through our other development and test environments was causing a white screen of death on the home page. Not good.