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That talk and how it went

December 8, 2011

I was prepared. I was confident. I wasn’t particularly nervous. I boarded that train and made way across London, the Teenage Cancer Trust offices where I donned my suit, to the location of the eyeforpharma Mobile Strategies 2011. The crowd was a fair size, maybe 150 people, and the seat were arranged around tables in […]

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Preparing for my first conference talk

November 28, 2011

After I went self employed one of my “to dos” was to become confident at public speaking. I’m happy to talk for a long time about things I know about, like bikes and the web, to friends but speaking in front of a crowd of people has always filled me with dread. As a practice […]

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Self Employed, 1.5 weeks in.

July 14, 2011

This was going to be “one week in”, but you know how things are. First up things are going well. I’m settling into some sort of routine. That is, when I feel like it I do some work. Be that in the middle of the day or the middle of the night. Indeed, it seems […]

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The Separation of Work and Shite

January 4, 2011

All my work is done, or was done, on an iMac. At home I have a 24″ Core 2 Duo that I got what must be 3 years ago. I’ve only upgraded the RAM to max out at 4 GB and replaced the hard drive with a 1 TB for all my media. At work […]

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The Plight of the Lone Wolf (and a New Year’s Resolution)

January 1, 2011

I’m entirely self taught. Yes, I did go to uni and study computing, learn a bit of C++ and other stuff, but the course was more of an ‘overview of computing’ rather than really getting into nitty gritty detail. I certainly didn’t do much web development. So self taught is a fairly accurate description. And […]

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More Struggles

December 24, 2010

I’ve been struggling lately with self employment (SE) and employment. Even though my job is contracted for 4 days a week, the nature of the Internet means there’s never any real downtime, especially at a small company punching above it’s weight. One day a week SE isn’t enough to get any meaningful and dedicated work […]

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