30 Jan 2013

New Phrase

To polish your pomodoro: To procrastinate by wasting time improving your system for getting things done. (I just caught myself literally polishing my pomodoro. Though mine’s technically a peperone; I couldn’t find a tomato in the shop.)

7 Jan 2013

Project 52

It’s the time for new year’s resolutions, isn’t it? I know plenty of people who don’t believe in them. But I’m an optimist, so I normally make a few. One I’m making this year is to get back into the The Artist’s Way. This is one of the few “self-help”-style books that’s ever seemed to have actually […]

3 Sep 2012

How to Survive Being a Beginner

I’ve been learning lots of new things recently. Learning Java and the Android API, pretty much from scratch, so I could port Get Running from iPhone to Android, for example. And, since I went freelance, learning lots of things I don’t, in all honesty, care quite as much about as programming, like accountancy and company […]

23 Mar 2012

Make Life Easier with Photography Support Apps

Last Friday morning, my friend Jess tweeted about the humungous superyacht that’s currently lurking in Bristol Harbour (clearly a James Bond villain is in town.) There was lots of activity in the harbour – tugs moving, the Harbour Master zipping around, that sort of thing. Could it be moving out of the harbour today? If […]

9 Feb 2012

Early Morning Call

This is the first in a series of posts on being productive when working from home. After quitting my job, I studied for a while, then started work on porting Get Running — an iPhone app I’d already been tangentially involved with — to Android. (Don’t get too excited, Android fans; we’re in the “R&D” stage at the moment, […]