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Writing tools

2 minute read

Or how to lose work because of proprietary file formats.

Stopping autoscroll

1 minute read

Autoscroll is to ADHD what being slapped over the head with a dead fish is to everyone else…

Fix MS Edge URL paste issue

1 minute read

Some applications are actually helpful. Others try and fail. This week, Microsoft Edge browser is in the latter category.

The edge case isn’t

1 minute read

For every clever idea there’s what’s called an “edge case”, a situation no-one thought about and which is assumed to be a rare event.

The problem with writing

2 minute read

Explaining the difference between throwing words at a page and clear communication…

Maths sucks

4 minute read

People hate mathematics but I think it’s because it’s so abstract…

Fresh squeezed baby

2 minute read

Mineral oil for tool sharpening and lubrication can be found in an unexpected place…

The Cheese of Doom

2 minute read

Manufacturers are changing the name of a pretty ordinary cheese…

The password trade-off

less than 1 minute read

An article written and distributed to teachers and parents using the uEducateUs product…

mamori.io

less than 1 minute read

I’m writing end-to-end tutorials for the Mamori.io database security product…

Playing the man

2 minute read

If you play the man during an argument, you’re making things personal rather than arguing the facts…

Belief isn’t fact

1 minute read

…or why my can’t isn’t going to make me a banana milkshake for breakfast…

Block autoplay videos with Privacy Badger

1 minute read

There’s a few websites I visit for news and other stuff that have embedded video on some pages. And the video starts playing regardless of how hard I try to ...

Filmblerg.com

less than 1 minute read

I wrote film and TV reviews for Filmblerg for about three years…

Online Services

less than 1 minute read

I’ve helped a number of small businesses build a web presence…

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fiction

Book updates

less than 1 minute read

This is my big project, a novel that’s been through more rewrites than I can remember…

Brexit = Fight Club

less than 1 minute read

Boris Johnson is Jack’s smirking alter-ego, Marla is Domenic Cummings. It all makes sense now.

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