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Be careful what you write! Basic SEO is easy, important, and really boring.

Trendy, abstract, modernist marketing is great, and you can still use some of that, but be careful what you write: you may need to be boring to be found!

CSS and… err …job titles?

I think it’s easier to switch languages than to switch disciplines. We need job titles that better describe our disciplines.

What are you up to?

I don’t know if this is interesting, but maybe it gives some insight into the breadth of my work in a given week.

Blooming MailChimp Groups and GDPR fields

Some things on the internet are inexplicably hard. e.g. Bloom + MailChimp + Groups + GDPR fields 🤷‍♂️

Attention to detail

I’d rather be right than fast.

Job Titles

I think that the distinction between developers and designers is actually an important one that we should keep, not throw away.

So you’re leaving?

[Old post] Written around the time I left my old job, his is a vagely amusing email exchange with a cyclist colleague of mine that’s worth saving.

Open Source vs Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software

I think the key difference between open-source and proprietary (closed-source) software isn’t openness, documentation, flexibility, or cost. It’s that people who write OpenSource software give a damn. They care.

There’s a great discussion going on on Emma Mulqueeny’s blog that’s people giving advice to a young person who’s thinking about going to Uni to study computer science, or something similar. Here’s my take on the matter (slightly edited).

Oikos is having a boom. I’m doing exactly what I want to be doing in exactly the sector I want to be doing it in. I’m loving it!

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