Keven Spacey as Clarence Darrow

Let me begin by being very clear and saying that I in no way consider myself to be a theatre critic! However I do take great pleasure from a well acted play, and that’s exactly what Kevin Spacey did in Clarence Darrow. If you want a theatre critics review I’d suggest reading the guardian, timeout or […]

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Climbing jeans roundup

It occurred to me that over the previous year and a bit I’ve purchased quite a few climbing jeans. Whilst sometimes I’d order the correct size first time, other times I’d have to return some jeans and go a size up. Even trying to look about online for information re how each pair of jeans […]

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How quick should you animate

One of the things that’s taking off massively at the minute (and for quite a while actually) is the use of animation. 24ways had a great article on how to animate, within it there is one gem of a tip that I just have to republish. It answers the question of how quick you should animate. There […]

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Introversion

I came across an article in my Pocket feed today on marketing for introverts. The thing is whilst the article was pretty good at discussing the points it set out to communicate it’s not what piqued my interest in it. Near the beginning the author talks about how he views himself in respect to being […]

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Work life balance

As I’ve mentioned in other recent posts I’ve been getting back into reading the Personal MBA. I’ve been surprised how much of the book covers common sense (at least it seems so to me) but the latest section I’m reading I’d say isn’t common sense but something that far too many people just don’t think […]

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The Imitation game

I went and saw ‘The Imitation Game’ recently and it got me thinking. Overall I think it was a very good showing with a stand out performance by Benedict Cumberbatch, who again shows he has a full spectrum of talent. I wasn’t so enamoured by Kiera Knightly’s performance. It wasn’t bad but next to Cumberbatch […]

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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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Responsive images polyfill and why IE9 still sort of… sucks…

With the release of Chrome 38 stable, responsive images are here. Now of course if the browser being used to view your site isn’t Chrome 38 then you’ll need a polyfill to add the missing functionality to the less functional browser. Enter; http://scottjehl.github.io/picturefill/ From the site they describe picturefill as: …allowing web developers to deliver an […]

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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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