Posts Tagged: 'thoughts'

New Adventures In 2019

After a six year hiatus the fabulous New Adventures conference made a welcome return to Nottingham’s beautiful Albert Hall. Six years, felt so much longer whilst we waited for a new adventure, but melted away as we arrived in Nottingham to meet with friends and faces from adventures past. New Adventuress has always been more Continue Reading

The Creative Process – A Sketch

I love this sketch from my friend Brendan Dawes – it conveys the creative process beautifully. I’ve seen Brendan use this in his talks, and as he says, it’s always met with a flurry of smartphone action, I may even have snapped it myself. Brendan is now releasing it as a robot drawn print in a limited edition Continue Reading

Find Time For Quiet

Via Do Lectures 

Tidying Up

Earlier this week I found myself looking at posts I published 10 years ago and noticed a few missing videos. “I’ll just sort those out” it thought, and ended up revisiting every single post in the 15 year history of this blog. Most of the videos just needed updating to https versions – nice and Continue Reading

About Time

“I just try to live every day, as though I’ve deliberately come back to this day to enjoy it, as though it was the last full final day of my extraordinary ordinary life”

Twelvesouth PencilSnap A Quick Review

Where and how to store your Apple Pencil is ongoing first world problem for iPad Pro users. Apple’s cases and covers don’t include a home for your pencil; except for the eye wateringly expensive Leather Sleeve. Apple make a very nice looking Pencil Case, but I could never understand why it wasn’t magnetic allowing it Continue Reading

Slipping The Surly Bonds of Earth

I’ve just returned from the excellent Pixel Pioneers conference in Belfast. I flew from Heathrow to Belfast City, a quick hop over the Irish Sea. On the way out the weather was misty with very low cloud; just moments after we left the ground we were above the clouds, emerging into bright, beautiful sunshine. I never Continue Reading

Power = Knowledge

I am what is known as a “knowledge worker”. I don’t make or create anything tangible; in the old days I might have been called a “paper pusher”, these days “pixel pusher” is more accurate. I’m employed for my expertise and experience, and for my leadership and management skills – all rather cerebral and intangible. Continue Reading

Distraction Sickness

“Just look around you — at the people crouched over their phones as they walk the streets, or drive their cars, or walk their dogs, or play with their children. Observe yourself in line for coffee, or in a quick work break, or driving, or even just going to the bathroom. Visit an airport and Continue Reading