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Fresh beginnings

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As I frequently check out the site link of new followers on twitter, it has been bothering me for a while that this blog has been neglected for so long. It is not unique in this respect, I have another blog and two sites I look after for my mother which have been equally ignored. Anyway – this weekend I started a bit of a spring clean of my technology, starting with a rebuild of my Macbook which was sending me pathetic messages that my start up disk was full. As the family IT service...

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Questions of complexity

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I have to say I’m loving Flipboard on my ipad after one of the guys at work showed it to me – particularly the way it handles the twitter feed. Last weekend was one of technical disasters when I did a firmware upgrade on my Macbook Pro that didn’t complete properly. After the simple stuff didn’t work I finally utilisied sufficient patience and care to access the utilities folder and went through the process of checking the hard drive (wasn’t that), re-installing...

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To start the week

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A great blog post from Reading Room UK (via @sarah_vick) about five web design myths. Obviously I like it because  I so strongly agree with 1,2 and 5. Probably the most surprising one is 3 about text re-size and there is food for thought in 4 about content linking. The other article I meant to blog about last week was this article from BBC UK titled Colour: Different points of hue. One of the areas I’m curious about is the degree to which our cultural background affects how we perceive...

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A slightly random selection

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m really intrigued by a link Karen shared on twitter for a site called Eat Your Books which let’s you search all the cookbooks you own. It is such a tempting proposition and I have so many cookbooks (which I do use from time to time!) that I am seriously considering paying out the $25 annual subscription without even experimenting with the trial. After a freezing cold day yesterday and chilly morning I have to say that I wasn’t feeling the love for Wellington today. And...

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A fresh start

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Several years ago I started a couple of blogs, one of which I posted to fairly regularly. I created it as a bit of a journal of some changes I was making in my life – mainly to slow down and take the time to create a creative space.  I reduced my working week to four days and from there to working from home part time contracting. Then in June 2010 we moved to Brisbane and I ended up working full time again. I didn’t particularly mind that, but I found that while there were still...

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