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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 […]

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In which I talk about the book I’m writing

It’s not a very closely kept secret – I’ve had a little notice at the top of the page for a couple of weeks, but the time has finally arrived to take the wrappers off of the book I’m writing. I’m writing a manual for website owners which will guide those who have recently launched a […]

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Around The Web – June 2013

The monthly round up of useful things I’ve found in the past … ooh, 30 days or so. Dealing with broken padlocks on ecommerce sites: Occasionally, a site I’m working on will throw up problems around it’s security certificate … an ecommerce site would typically require every element on it’s page be referencing a secure […]

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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 […]

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Around the web – May 2013

Oops … I’m a bit late with the monthly round up this month. It’s been a month of travelling, prosthetic limbs (not mine!), and family funerals (again, not mine). So bear with me … but some good stuff found around and about: Single purpose, digital Camera for kids A couple of years ago, we bought […]

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Thought for the day

The ever quotable Tom Waits: “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns.” See also: ‘Our minds need to go on a diet‘

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Around the web – April 2013

In which there’s a couple of good free resources: guide to google analytics, and a beginners guide to sales, I switch email client (again), and apologise for anything I’ve ever said when I was hungry. It’s been a while since I’ve done a round up of useful or interesting things I’ve found online; still, there’s […]

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God’s away on business

Every now and again I’m completely blown away by the people I’ve met online.  Supremely talented, incredibly generous, and generally marvellous.  Never more so than this week when the good people of The Kenspeckle Letterpress, put this blog post online.   My love of all things Tom Waits is well documented and just about tolerated […]

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I Don’t Understand The Facebook IPO

I don’t understand the Facebook IPO.  Or, more to the point: as a potential (extremely small) investor, I don’t understand clearly enough how it would make me money. If I were a growth fund manager then yes, I’d be in there all guns blazing … it would make good sense to buy as much Facebook […]

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