It doesn’t matter how much you dress it up…July 21st, 2018
Let’s be totally honest. Most drivers see a speed camera, slow down a bit, get past it and then speed up again. Especially if the road they’re firing on is one that feels like it should be faster. If you don’t get it right the chances are you’ll get flashed and a few days later […]
When football trashes your social media marketingJuly 14th, 2018
For about a month a bunch of sportsmen representing their nation have kicked a ball around in Russia. During this time excitement in the UK reached near fever-pitch levels with much talk of “three lions” and things “coming home”. Social media and news apps were awash with names of footballers and strange codes that told […]
Finally I bought an Apple MacBook ProJuly 10th, 2018
When the latest iteration of the MacBook Pro emerged, I was underwhelmed. It didn’t offer what I wanted from a high end Mac laptop. The biggest omission was the lack of a touch screen and for the money they were asking I would not be rushing out to buy one soon. After all, my five-year-old […]
I would’ve employed a couple of people. Now I’ll employ noneJuly 8th, 2018
A year and a half ago I wrote a piece for my blog about how I’d decided not to grow my business. The thrust of this unpublished masterpiece was the current uncertainty around Brexit, our future relationship with the EU and where some of my key markets would end up made it unwise to take […]
Hustle for the saleJuly 4th, 2018
If you want to make a sale you have to hustle for it. Let people know your business exists. Tease them to come in with offers and gimmicks and promises. This chap in Osaka wasn’t getting much business in through the door. Hopefully things picked up for him later.
I know Brexit will happen, but does it have to be like this?June 30th, 2018
The UK voted to leave the European Union. I understand the sense of triumph that accompanies that statement. I understand the determination from some quarters to “take back control” and all the other promises that were made and implied by the “Leave” campaign. But does it have to be like this? Westminster appears completely unprepared […]
The ubiquitous selfie stickJune 22nd, 2018
The selfie-stick has become a common sight in tourist hot-spots the world over. Whether it’s a damned nuisance or a liberation depends on which side of the camera you are.
A strange woodJune 19th, 2018
From my experiments with Affinity Photo on the iPad. I still do these from time to time.
How not to build a world in science-fictionJune 18th, 2018
Almost by definition, Science Fiction is about building worlds. The tales we sci-fi authors spin transport our readers to different times, places and dimensions where things may not be familiar. Different laws and social norms may exist, different species, physics. Every detail may be vastly different. Our protagonists inhabit these worlds (in general) with ease. […]
Which one do I choose?June 15th, 2018
This is one of my earliest street photography shots and I took it entirely by accident. From here I started to explore the movement and gradually expanded the way I shot and what I chose to frame. So whoever you are, thank you!
I feel sorry for MiriamJune 15th, 2018
On my morning commute I was listening to two “men in suits” talking. Their conversation wasn’t particularly interesting until they turned to their proposed cost cutting exercises. Apparently “Miriam” is going to be managed out because of her sickness record. Please remember trains are not appropriate for private discussions.