Menu Close

This guy will make you happier in 12 minutes

I first watched this a while ago – maybe 6 months – and I still chuckle when I think of it. Shawn Achor talks about happiness. This is particularly interesting to me at the moment, having had a conversation with my 9 year old son about why I don’t watch the news any more. (The […]

Using Gmail with Organised Inboxes

It’s not often that Google introduces modifications that genuinely improve the way I work. Sure – plenty that are nice to haves (I just played with the latest version of Google Maps – and it looked and worked great – but a bit unnecessary since I had no problem with the old Google Maps, it […]

Glow in the dark trees

This caught my eye (and reminded me of the pavements that generated electricity), glowing plants that could be used to create sustainable natural lighting. Clever. The people behind it were looking for $65,000 on Kickstarter to help fund their project. They raised $484,013. Those that backed them on Kickstarter are going to be getting seeds […]

Does Google care about organic search?

Probably not. Not that much anyway. Since Google became the best place to get reliable search results on the web (what, 10 years ago?), they (and I) have been preaching that a well structured page with well written content containing a good balance of keyword information and useful information to the potential viewer, is the […]

Setting up goals and funnels in Google Analytics

At the beginning of last month I wrote a post about custom dashboards in google analytics and I promised at the time I’d come back and write a companion post about setting up goals and funnels in google analytics. Well, I have – only it’s not here. It’s on another blog that I’ve just started up […]

Why Facebook and TickTock struggle with mobile apps

I read this short piece the other day: Why the Facebook innovation machine doesn’t work on mobile devices. It’s an interesting read and I couldn’t help draw parallels with my brief (and aborted) foray into mobile app development. (And I refer here specifically to mobile apps – apps you download in an app store, and […]

The creativity myth

Our understanding of creativity is a myth. I’ve heard dozens of people being described as ‘creative’, having their method characterised as creative, or their work as being somehow more ‘creative’ than someone else’s. Similarly, I’ve read articles on how to engage the creative process, to beat creative block, to become somehow ‘more’ creative. And it’s […]

Passwords as tattoo’s / swallowable passwords

I’ve written before about the need for password strength, and also about my love of 1Password – an app for remembering and creating strong passwords - but this, well this is something new altogether … Regina Dugan is the former head of DARPA – the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – and now works over at (Google […]

Adding Custom Google Analytics Dashboards

I use Google Analytics for the majority of websites that I work on. It can though be a hugely daunting prospect – the amount of information available is huge, and getting to grips with what of it is useful, and what can safely be ignored, can be challenging. So, I tend to do 3 things […]

Newer Posts
Older Posts

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This