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What I listened to in 2017

Along with a round-up of what I was reading last year, I also spent today rummaging through Last.fm's handy-dandy charts to prepare a run-down of my favourite music of the last twelve months. Top 10 artists listened to in 2017 Afghan Whigs Forest Swords The New Pornographers Juana Molina…

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What I was reading in 2017

Every December 31st, I sit down to write out and look back over the books that I read during the last twelve months. In 2016 I only managed a risible twenty-five books in total, and was then also called-out by a friend over the lack of women and non-white writers…

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Personal productivity hacking

When I look back over the last year, one area in particular stands out as needing improvement. Both at work, where I'd let a wide range of extra-curricular activity slowly drift away until I was doing little beyond my immediate team's scope; and at home, when after six months of…

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What I was reading in 2016

Part two of my regular annual look back at the art that I consumed in the past twelvemonth, here are the books that I managed to read in 2016. Sadly my reviews blog has been sorely neglected over the last couple of years, a situation I hope to remedy in…

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What I Listened To In 2016

Another trip around the sun, another set of end-of-year lists to be assembled. I remain committed to exploring new music across (almost) all genres, yet despite that there are still several familiar names at the top of the yearly charts for 2016. Top 10 Artists listened to in 2016 Tegan…

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On worldbuilding

Although the first draft of my book is now complete, there is a lot of work still to be done to flesh out the world in which the story takes place. I'm not completely satisfied with many of the names I have used (both for the characters and the locations)…

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Add It Up: Initial concept, mobile scope

The financial web application that I have in mind is relatively simple in concept, but contains some interesting design challenges that I want to explore here. The elevator pitch is simple: the app lets you copy-and-paste your financial transactions (in whatever format your bank uses), categorising and correcting as you…

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