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Ross A Hall
freelance UX designer and consultant

Living Life

From how I use to technology to the little hacks that make life so much easier, these are different aspects of how I live my life. I hope they help you too.

Not upgrading your web browser leads to greater costs, a worse experience and leaves a large hole in your security. So why don't we all keep up-to-date?

Living Life, June 10th, 2017

The terror attacks in London and Manchester can affect us in subtle ways. Perhaps we should accept even the seemingly trivial can be heartbreaking.

Living Life, June 4th, 2017

To help one of my daughters out I booted up my old Dell laptop. I wish I hadn't.

Living Life, April 30th, 2017

… you need to follow through on it. And after looking at the plan I made in early November I’ve realised I’m way behind on where I need to be. No doubt there are excuses I could make, reasons why I haven’t done things, but the bottom line is this: my plan is behind because […]

Living Life, April 4th, 2017

After I took the decision to leave the UK something changed in me: I started looking at the various business relationships I have in a very different light. Because my focus is now shifting to the Pacific Rim I’ve been less interested in companies that are ONLY based in the UK or ONLY serving the […]

Living Life, February 18th, 2017

Yesterday I updated my trusty MacBook Pro to Sierra. Apple have made huge noises about this update and how it’s a transformative change. Personally I can’t see what the fuss is about. It’s largely unchanged in terms of user experience and while there are some nice to haves (Siri, anyone?) most of what’s happened appears […]

Living Life, September 22nd, 2016

There was a time when I was shooting regularly with models,┬ábands and artists to help them create portfolios and promotional materials. I asked for no fee and I offered to produce a half dozen or so images they could use as they saw fit. It was a fun, enjoyable way to build my portfolio, hone […]

Living Life, May 27th, 2016

I genuinely dislike my birthday. Whenever it happens I end up feeling down, depressed even in the worst cases when I end up lying in bed thoroughly fed up and not wanting to interact with anyone. People around me assume I should be happy and celebrating and treat me like I’m strange when I answer […]

Living Life, May 26th, 2016

When I visit a hospital for an operation I just ask to be treated with a little care and dignity. I’m going to be nervous and apprehensive, perhaps a little anxious. So please take your time to create an environment that’s welcoming, reassuring and helpful. My visit to Central Middlesex yesterday was anything but. A […]

Living Life, May 13th, 2016

I abuse my body. I put rubbish into it. I don’t exercise it. When I sit I slouch and twist and turn in subtle and damaging ways. I should do better. After two car accidents and countless visits to the osteopath I should know better. And for a while after the bone crunching has finished […]

Living Life, April 23rd, 2016

Almost a month after the first complaint was lodged they finally wrote back to me. The usual elements were there, “sorry for inconvenience”, “not our usual standards”, “gesture of goodwill”. All I’d asked for was a statement so I could close my account and an explanation as to why they hadn’t done it before and […]

Living Life, April 7th, 2016

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