In July of 2013 I built a site in an evening or two, to let people discuss their next hack project. Inspired by Help Me Write, My Next Hack let you ask for ideas and vote on people's submissions. You could of course submit your own ideas for things t
Up until a year or two ago I was completely closed off to the concept of transgenderism. I just didn't acknowledge it as a real thing. Years before it I laughed when someone told me they were a feminist. These opinions were wrong, and were corrected
Throughout history I feel like we've treated the Dictionary as a repository of "accepted" vocabulary, and viewed many new additions with derision. Many feel protective over the English language and see change as decay. In the same way that TV was def
It started with Google Chrome, the setting-up of a Google Apps account for my new domain and ended with the purchase of three devices: the Nexus 5 phone and 7 tablet, and the Chromecast. But what, in the last year outside of the Apple universe have I
A trip to Stockholm for an event that was OK was the perfect excuse to see some of the sights that inspired my favourite trilogy in modern fiction: Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" trilogy (you know, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and all that). Bellman
In May I wrote about finally "doing Django right", but the missing piece was revealed to me by my Substrakt colleague Max Woolf, who clued me into using Ansible for development, provisioning and deployment. With this in mind I decided to rejig my set
I first start making websites with some idea of professionalism in 2001. I was an old-school aSP then .NET guy up until a friend convinced me to use Django. In 2008 I picked it up, and until recently have used MySQL and Apache. And I don't feel guilt
I was joined by awesome possum Matt Smith of the Battle Geekz podcast.
Just having a play with Google's latest camera update, which lends macro-style effects to photos. Cool idea, easy to use, with some nice results.
I just recorded this QuickCast (my first, as it happens) to show how you can set Gmail to act as your default handler for email links. It wasn't all that obvious to me, so hopefully it'll be useful for others.