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Learning

Adam Neely: 14 years on Youtube

I really like Adam Neely’s YouTube stuff as a bass player, and failed muso. His latest video, though, is an interesting reflection on his 14 years as a YouTubing musician. He charts his changing approach to using the platform from charming early-doors stuff in 2006 to the thoughtful, extremely popular material he does now. He […]

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Creativity

What plastic bags taught me about innovation

Being innovative is a good thing. At least when the results have value. But the process of innovation is expensive in terms of time, energy and money so you want it be be focused on the right things My fantastic plastic bag machine A few years ago I remember daydreaming about what I would invent […]

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Life Working

Weeknote 17/01/20

Weeknote summary for 17th January 2020

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Life Working

Weeknote 10/1/20

Weeknote summary for 10th January 2020

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Life Working

Weeknote 3/1/20

Weeknote summary for 3rd January 2020

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Creativity

Music notes

Grooving to Snarky Puppy, learning polyrhythms and trying to understand Jacob Collier.

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Life

Rebalancing

I made a decision recently. I realised during a conversation with frolleague Zac Gribble that I wasn’t going to get any better while Twitter was a major presence in my life. I’ve been on Twitter since 2008 and it’s been the central plank of my online engagement since then. This isn’t to do with getting […]

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Working

All the security money can buy

In which I get cross about something I just read. Why do some people talk about safety and security as commodities that can be supplied by technology?

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Working

I’m probably not what I thought I was (reposted)

I once explained to someone that I was an “advocate
for technology in education”, back in the day.

I can’t put my finger on when that changed but I don’t think it’s the case any longer. It hasn’t been for a while. So what am I an advocate for?

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Life

CFS update Jan 2019

It’s a while since I’ve put anything down about living and working with chronic fatigue so I thought a New Year’s post about it would cheer everyone up no end. I’ve still got it. It’s still a a pain in the arse but the last year hasn’t been all doom and gloom. Gone wells Not […]