• Innovation, Open Data and Citizen Engagement

    Technology presents so many opportunities for people to get involved in making public services data. And there are probably challenges too. If only the information was open!! Recycling data Our council here in Swindon recently changed the recycling rules. To inform people they produced a leaflet explaining which materials should go in which boxes. Now, […]

  • The Oikos Site re-build – Part 1

    I hate my own business website. I built it quickly with a page builder. Like this site it’s kinda deliberately minimalist because I’m not a designer, and yes, it’s better than previous iterations. But there’s so much I don’t like about it. And I’m working, behind the scenes, with Statamic, trying to get to a […]

  • Speaker Tips from the wonderful WordCamp London folks

    I’m speaking at WordCamp London on Sunday. And I ALWAYS learn something new when public speaking. I’ve been chatting with other speakers in the Speaker’s Slack Channel and I popped in and asked for tips: Who has super speaker tips? Assume nothing. I want all the basics. I gave a couple of my own for […]

  • A new look: What? Why? and How?

    Years in the thinking, not very long in the making, here's the What?, Why? and How? of my extra-geeky, new look website.

  • 2018 Breaking and Making

    It's been a great year in many ways. My little family is growing up. Business has been a bit lean because I've needed to focus on family. But I've kept busy and feel like I'm in a good place to focus on the future.

  • Firefox and Duck Duck Go

    Reflections on using Firefox for a couple of weeks as primary browser (instead of Chrome) with DuckDuckGo as main search engine

  • The week: 10th September 2018

    Having seen someone else do similar, I thought I’d summarise my week in projects, posts, and pins. This is probably as much for my benefit as anything, but let me know if you find it interesting or helpful. Use the comments – I’m happy to tweak the format to make it more useful for others. […]