Carol & Max

A short story about love.

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Big Doggy

Big Doggy

A stupid poem about our stupid dog.

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Otter spotting

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 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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Old and new app homepages

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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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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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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Pundamental

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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Freemium News

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

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Cartoon of spider collecting hair

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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Cartoon of man burning meat on his barbeque

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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Motorbike racing

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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Silhouette of Land Rover in the desert

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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