An original idea for gift giving

I’ll be honest with you reader. I’m not the biggest Christmas fan. I find it forced and shallow in todays world. It’s become, as many things have, far too commercialised. I cringe and worry in equal measures when I hear reports about people putting themselves into serious debt just so as they can fund their […]

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On expectations

Lately I’ve been getting back into reading Josh Kaufmann’s ‘The personal MBA’. It’s a good book. I’d highly recommend it. Before I begin the article in earnest I’ll tell you a funny (sort off) little story! In my spare time I like to do some instructing at my local climbing wall. A lot of the instructors […]

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The way to respond to your users after a security… ‘hiccup’

It’s a fact of life that security breaches will happen to a company that you have data associated with. When discussing security breaches ‘if’ doesn’t exist, only ‘when’! That’s why I don’t immediately rail against a company when a security breach is found and published. Recently this is what happened to Browserstack, a web service that […]

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Emotion in marketing

I value honesty above all else so let me be honest from the get go. I pretty much suck at (implementing) design. I can visualise things in my minds eye but when it comes to actually creating it I just can’t seem to translate my idea to ‘paper’! This was the aspect of my university […]

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iPhone 4 screen repair… quick turnaround my ar*e

Here’s a little customer service rant. Recently while I had my iPhone tethered to my iMac whilst I was testing out an app the cord tangled around my chair handle and then when I swivelled to speak to a colleague it got pulled off the desk and hit the ground face first with a resounding thud! […]

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Musing’s on mobile

Lately I’ve been developing for the mobile app stores (iOS, Play, App World) so all the coolness and problems alike are pretty fresh in my mind. It also means I’ve been reading a lot of articles recently discussing the current state of the mobile landscape. I thought I’d get my thoughts down while I have […]

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Good to see some in the trenches & big idea innovation from Google

People have been saying for a while that Google hasn’t been innovating like it use to. A good discussion was had on the last this week in Google that got me thinking about some previous Google products such as GMail, Maps, Reader and of course search that I love and would say Google innovated in […]

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Copyright; It’s getting ridiculous

One of my pet peeves from the day I first got into technology was clueless politicians introducing unrealistic laws that affect the technology industry and myself as part of it. While I would love to say that I’m seeing things changing, that the people we elect to power in this country are becoming more intelligent […]

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PHP Frameworks – make sure it’s the right time

I recently met up with a few good friends from back home in Northern Ireland for a stag do in Liverpool and got talking to a particular friend who’s also a web developer. The conversation eventually turned to shop talk which while including many things got me musing on one topic in particular, PHP frameworks. […]

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