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On self-promotion, lies, and being a woman

I read with interest Clay Shirky’s post, A Rant About Women and a response by Tom Coates – Should we encourage self-promotion and lies.

Clay’s premise is that, “not enough women have what it takes to behave like arrogant self-aggrandizing jerks”. Now I’d hope that most people, male or [...]

Looking forward to 2010

A little late, I thought I would kick off the new year here on with a round up of last year and some hints as to what I might be up to during 2010.

Despite the recession 2009 was a good year at We launched our mini Content [...]

Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. I like the idea of this day, it is far more positive than the perennial “where are the women in tech” debates, and by highlighting a wide range of women and [...]


Last Saturday Drew and I got married. This post is really just to point people to the pool and tag on Flickr where photos taken by the massed camera-wielding geeks are accumulating, and to say thank you to everyone who came along and made it such a special [...]

Geek running

I’m not a natural runner. I’m reasonably fit given that I spend most of the day sat in my chair, mainly due to the fact I’ll always walk rather than drive if it is possible, but I’m one of my gym’s best members – pay every month and rarely use [...]

New design

I have written quite a lot of stuff ... Deciding that I wanted to add a listing of the articles that I have written led to a rainy-weekend redesign of the templates and a reshuffle of the content [...]

One photo every day for a year


I’m probably just creating myself one more thing to feel guilty about not doing, but in the interest of improving my photography and being more creative I’m decided to join in with the Project 365 idea. I’ve had my [...]


I’m writing this post from a wifi enabled train, heading up the East Coast main line to Newcastle. Getting on the train at Kings Cross reminded me of how I arrived in that station, just over 11 years ago. Hauling all my wordly possessions with me in a move to [...]

Greenbelt 2006

Since my first Greenbelt in 2000 the festival has come to mark the beginning of a new year. Perhaps we are all conditioned in childhood by school terms to see September as a beginning anyway, but for me Greenbelt each year marks ends and beginnings, a time to reflect on [...]

On getting older ... and not changing all that much

I added a favourite quote of mine to the comments of Molly’s blog post on favourite quotes and phrases. The lines I added are from my favourite musical, Sunday in the Park with George. It is a Sondheim musical – currently back in the West End – which was [...]

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