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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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Cute hiring message from Flickr

If you’re an online company and you’re looking to hire web coders, what better place to advertise (for free, too) than in your own code. The way I learnt how to design websites was by visiting websites and clicking View > Source from the browser menu. That brings up a page of HTML used to […]

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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 […]

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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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Revisiting the Facebook IPO

A year ago now I wrote a post about the Facebook IPO – and that I didn’t understand it.  In that year, the price for a single share of Facebook is still $5 lower than it was on launch. It seems that some of the things I wrote about (lack of mobile monetization strategy, an […]

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Attractive USB Cables

It’s not often you see the words ‘attractive’ and ‘cables’ in the same sentence … but, and my wife is going to be pleased with this, there is an alternative to the ugly cable mess of most home office set ups: an attractive mess of cables. These great looking cables from Eastern Collective remind me […]

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