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). Bellmansgatan 1, where the walk takes place,
Remember when you were young, and you were certain you'd become a famous pop star, footballer, rocket surgeon or whatever? Well, I'm 32 now and that feeling has remained with me. Until a couple of weeks ago. My holiday to DragonCon taught me that I needed to sit back, enjoy
Oh shit. Shit shit shit shit shit. Shittingly shittington shit. Shit on a brick. What the shit has happened!? Oh crap. I'm in so much trouble. I'm going to have to call for backup. Better do this right. Six years earlier A friend of mine encouraged me to head along
A few months ago I had this thought: Wouldn't it be cool to publish a podcast from a DropBox folder? I don't mean "host my podcast on DropBox". I'm talking about using DropBox simply as a way of getting an episode uploaded so that my network can pluck it out,
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 to
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 by exposure and discussion.
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 definitely better when we were kids, the original Star
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 learned? I'm an
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.