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2018 in Gigs

on Dec 31, 2018 in: music, review

It’s the last day of 2018, and I know I’m not going to a gig tonight, so that sounds like a very good time for my annual review of the gigs I’ve seen this year. Songkick tells me that I saw 35 gigs in 2018. That’s the lowest number since I’...

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed that I’ve created a few quick and dirty websites using GitHub Pages. And when I mentioned the latest one on Twitter yesterday, a friend asked if I could take the time to explain how I did it. Which, of cours...

Monzo & IFTTT

on Jun 14, 2018 in: tech

When I signed up for my Monzo bank account last year, one of the things that really excited me was the API they made available. Of course, as is so often the way with these things, my time was taken up with other things and I never really got any fur...

Brighton SEO – April 2018

on Apr 28, 2018 in: tech, seo

Yesterday I was at my second Brighton SEO conference. I enjoyed it every bit as much as the last one and I’m already looking forward to the next. Here are my notes about the talks I saw. Technical SEO Command Line Hacks For SEO Tom Pool / Slides I...

2017 in Gigs

on Dec 31, 2017 in: music, review

New Year’s Eve seems about the best date for my review of the gigs I saw this year (I know I’m not seeing another today). I saw 41 gigs in2017. That’s two more than in 2016 and a lot less than my average number (which is more like the high for...

When Smart Meters Aren’t

on Oct 7, 2017 in: life

In a process that took ten years, from 1986 to 1996, the Conservative government privatised energy supply in the UK and turned it into a competitive marketplace. The British public resigned themselves to a lifetime of scouring pricing leaflets and fr...

Brighton SEO

on Sep 24, 2017 in: tech, seo

Last Friday, I was in Brighton for the Brighton SEO conference. It was quite a change for me. I’ve been going to technical conferences for about twenty years or so, but the ones I go to tend to be rather grass-roots affairs like YAPC or Opentech. E...