Happy 30th birthday to the Web

The Web turned 30 yesterday, so I guess this is a belated birthday post about the invention that made so much of how I live my life, and my various careers, possible. In 1989 the world’s largest physics laboratory, CERN, was a hive of ideas and information stored on multiple incompatible computers. Sir Tim Berners-Lee [...]

Feeling a bit better with this song

I've had a rough week or two with more anxiety and depression than usual. Music tends to help my mood, and "Like Gold" by Vance Joy is one of those songs for me: https://open.spotify.com/track/3P4spaSr7co8diWOj72X9A?si=j5FElvM2S3a9F3L-upAOcw Actually, I'm really enjoying Vance Joy generally at the moment. Here'a a great playlist to binge with: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWVzMOBac4fUJ?si=VOHOUts3RUOkv_X6yETDCg

Why people with ADHD take medication – it often helps us function

I've started watching Jessica's channel, How to ADHD. Actually, I've been binging a little this morning. I'm watching one video at the moment in which she explains what happened when she ran out of her medication, and just couldn't focus: https://youtu.be/rD9qK8-sMGQ Many people with ADHD are embarrassed that they need to take medication to function. [...]

Another reason to have your own website

Brad Frost wrote about the value of having your own website the other day. This quote stands out: Writing on your own website associates your thoughts and ideas with you as a person. Having a distinct website design helps strengthen that association.Brad Frost I had a conversation with someone recently about their site. They decided [...]

Reading more Arthur C Clarke books

I grew a little bored with my current books, so I thought I'd read some classic science fiction. I picked one of Arthur C Clarke's early books, "Childhood's End", and read it pretty quickly. Despite the slightly dated technology references, the story is really well written, and kept me engaged right to the end. I [...]

Folding smartphones remind me of the old Nokia Communicator devices

These new range of folding smart phones are really interesting (I really like the idea of a device that opens up to reveal a larger, tablet-size screen). At the same time, I can't help but think of the Nokia Communicator series devices from over a decade ago. Take the Nokia E90 Communicator, as an example: [...]

Revisit the history of WordPress with this awesome WordPress time machine

Go back to the beginning One of my colleagues shared this awesome, interactive history of WordPress. I remember the first release version. There was something about it that I really liked, compared to the other options that were available at the time.

Sad news as Alex Mills passes away

I didn't know Alex well, but I've been following his journey for about six months, starting with his news last October that he was in remission: https://alex.blog/2018/10/22/two-years/ Unfortunately, his cancer returned, and it proved to be a tougher challenge this time around. In this short time that I followed Alex, his courage was nothing less [...]

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