2009

December

Ending the Decade Down Under

I’ve long held two ambitions. The first: to return to Australia before this decade is out. The second: to welcome in a New Year on Sydney Harbour before I turn 30.

October

Onboard with Broken Britain

I’ve been living in Littlehampton for almost a year now, yet working 25 miles away from Brighton has meant enduring the somewhat tedious chore that is commuting. This is often a more eventful affair when the journey is taken later in the evening, and tonight was no different.

September

August

Upcoming Attractions

As Summer hurtles towards it’s conclusion (and let’s assume for a second that it actually started) so the anticipation for two very special geeky events can begin.

June

Historic Counties & Psychoville

I’ve long been interested in the popular geography of Great Britain, but also annoyed by the continual government reorganisation that seeks to confuse it.

Hello Clearleft

Continuing the trend of this blog documenting events that happened several weeks ago, this month saw me become the ninth member of the Brighton based web agency Clearleft.

Europa!

As predicted, I was unable to blog during my travels across Europe last month, although less predictable was this being due to the death of my laptop mid-trip. I’ll be posting reports and photos from the cities I visited over the coming weeks, but here are a few general thoughts to start off with.

May

Cologne

The first stop on my nine city tour of Europe, was Cologne in Northern Germany.

A European Adventure

After a number of years focusing my travels around big American cities, today I start a three week jaunt across Europe.

April

The Multipack Presents: Being Green

After the success of the first ‘Multipack Presents’ event in February, so we return to the plush offices of One Black Bear to learn how the web can help us become eco-friendly citizens.

March

Tailored for England

The appointment of Fabio Capello has brought about a more stylish and confident England. Now they have a kit to match.

Nothing Green About SXSW

Friday saw the start of this years SXSW interactive, film and music festivals in Austin Texas, and once again they highlight the scourge of swag: the ‘stuff we all get’ that soon becomes the stuff we don’t want.

Do Something Funny for Money

This Friday is Red Nose Day, the main fundraising event in support of Comic Relief, a charity that supports projects in the UK and Africa.

February

28 Days Later

February coming to a close means I can conclude my month long challenge to post to this blog each day. Having only written 14 entries, it’s a challenge for which I only half succeeded.

A Bomb in Littlehampton?

On Friday evening I got a call from Jon on his way back to the house after a night out, asking if I had heard anything about a bomb found near Littlehampton station.

An Inconvenient Update

In what has become something of a rarity, I sat down in front of the television yesterday evening. Upon turning on the set-top box, I was greeted with an interesting message.

Simply Walsall

In the last few years, two public organisations in Walsall have undergone renewals, and both have choosen to reflect this change with simpler identities.

Wordle

A word cloud generated from content that has appeared on my site over the last few months.

The Multipack Presents…

Every year the Multipack – a community of web developers based in the Midlands – seems to undergo a renewal, finding confidence to try new things. This year is no different.

SFO/LHR

Today was largely taken up by a flight back to London from San Francisco, where I spent the last ten days.

Driven to Design

In a recent conversation with a client, he asked why I got into design. Its something I’ve been meaning to write about for sometime, so I’ll try to publish my answer here.

That’s Not My Name!

As I approach the end of my latest trip to America, I continue to fight the losing battle that is getting people to understand me when I say my first name.

28 Days

With January over, and having completed the month without drinking coffee, so on to February and a far more ambitious challenge.

January

Obama, America & Me

Growing up, my brother was always the one in our family more interested in American culture. Whilst he followed the NBA and listened to Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan and Eminem, I stood to the National Anthem and worried about Britain’s growing closeness to Europe. America was of little importance to me.

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire is the story of an impoverished Indian teen who is one question away from winning the top prize in the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

2008 in Review

Before such a post becomes embarrassingly late (although I fear we may already have passed such a point) here is a quick run down of what I got up to last year.

Day One

Having nothing arranged for New Year’s Eve, meant I wasn’t sure how I would be celebrating the arrival of 2009. Well, not until I heard a conversation on the radio.