Carol & Max

A short story about love.

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Dubai

Desert, wealth and very tall buildings.

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Financial Times

Founded in 1888, The Financial Times is a world-renowned publisher of business and economic news in both print and a range of digital platforms.

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Landscapes

Various landscape shots from around the world.

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Here comes the bride

Weddings, guests, tears and cakes.

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DNA Architecture

A new website for South London architects, DNA Architecture.

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Live music

Various bands playing live and in the studio.

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Jordan

An all-too-brief trip to Jordan in 2010 meant that I was at least able to visit the Dead Sea and the stunning ancient city of Petra, with its famous buildings carved into the cliff faces.

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London’s Southbank

Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge and Borough.

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How to Spot an Otter

Another poem for little kids. About watching for shy and retiring otters.

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The Android Curve of Disappointment

I’m not anti-Android, really I’m not. I like a lot about it and have had a couple of Android phones. But here’s the thing… I don’t have them for very long.

 

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The United States of America

A few miscellaneous shots from California, Nevada and Utah

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The FT Web App, redesigned

We recently launched the second version of the HTML5 FT Web App, and it was very much a ground-up redesign.

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The State of Android Fragmentation, 2013

Think there are a confusing number of Android devices called ‘Galaxy’? Well, that’s nothing. There are at least 11,868 different Android devices overall, according to OpenSignal’s latest report on Android Fragmentation.

 

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The Blue Millions

The Blue Millions are my current band, a bluesy mix of acoustic and electric guitar.

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Bonneville Speed Week

Bonneville Speed Week is a venerable institution. Of speed, adrenalin and salt. Every year, competitors arrive with cars and bikes in an attempt to break one of the many world speed records.

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Beaumont’s Bakery

Beaumont’s Bakery is a young bakery company who needed a new website and branding to replace their existing company identity.

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femail.co.uk

femail.co.uk was the pre-cursor to the Daily Mail website that was launched three years later.

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The Hair Collector

A poem, designed to scare little girls but which fails on account of them being too damned grown-up these days.

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Fauna

Photos of animals and insects and stuff.

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Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue was a 3 track demo EP recorded in 1995.

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Zips & Guitars

A few macro photos of guitar parts and amps and some zips and buttons on jeans.

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Portraits

People, people, people.

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Food glorious food

No cold jelly and custard.

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This is Travel

This is Travel was a travel site published by Associated New Media, mixing editorial content with commercial deals.

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Font Smoothing in OSX/iOS

I found out something recently that’s been well documented, but worth repeating and worth repeating in reference specifically to iOS web app development.

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Thailand

Photos from a few of the Thai Islands.

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Quick & dirty (and almost free) iPad user testing

Usability testing can be a complicated and expensive business but it certainly needn’t be.

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The Man & The Barbecue

“Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men,” said Marlon Brando’s Godfather. It is indeed as true in al fresco cookery as it is in organised crime.

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I Think They’re Coming

Odd and sods from solo recording sessions as ‘Downstairs Dan’.

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Big Doggy

A stupid poem about our stupid dog.

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Flora

Flowers from around the world.

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London Eye

A quick trip on the London Eye is a great excuse for some photos. Once you persuade the other people to get out of the way and let you get a good shot out the window.

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Nunhead Cemetery in the Snow

Nunhead Cemetery in South London is perhaps the least famous of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ Victorian cemeteries in London.

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Collaborations

A couple of one-off tracks written or played with others.

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Walter White

Walter White is a prominent fashion and portrait photographer whose work is often seen in glossy magazines and in advertising campaigns.

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Shabby

It’s a little hard to describe Shabby, but ‘experimental’ would be a good start.

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An introduction to bike racing

This year’s club racing season is nearly upon us, and I’m nearly ready. I just need a bike.

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The Sines

The Sines were a kind of progressive rock band, in existence from 2001 to 2009.

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Derelict Scottish Cottage

Derelict cottage in some field somewhere about 50 miles North of Edinburgh.

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Freemium News

This week, I have mostly been playing a new game on my iPad.

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The workplace

In and around the office.

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Christopher Ward watch

I was bought a new watch for my birthday and so was immediately faced with a dilemma…

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A Pun in the Oven

I love a good pun, me. Who doesn’t? And what better way is there to enliven a dull Monday morning at work than to try and come up with a well-crafted, quality pun?

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Dollars & Chocolate

My friend Adam had this brilliant idea: when we finish university we’ll drive his Land Rover overland to India

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