Year

2016

Garden gate

Had to take this shot when I went round my mum’s earlier today – a frost-covered spider’s web on her front gate.

Frosty spider’s web on my mum’s front garden gate.

A crisis of faith

You’re never too old to learn something new – and I learned a lot during 2016.

A question of ethnicity

Please tick the box that best approximates… even if none applies.

Public Relations. What’s in a name?

PR, marketing, communications: are we getting too hung up on terminology?

I love a good conference

The CIPR National Conference is back, with a post-Brexit bang.

A phishy tale

How modern technology makes it harder to protect ourselves from fraudsters.

The year we failed to make contact

Yes! It’s another ‘technology fail’ story…

Why persistence matters

Digital media shouldn’t mean we stop making permanent records.

The lost art of the rejection letter

Thoughts on the right, wrong and most-timely ways to let an applicant down.

I took the plunge, registered tggr.uk and set it up as a personal short URL service. Easy to set up and all seems to be working so far.

Of tags and themes

I probably wouldn’t be so bothered were I not a Chartered Librarian… although knowing me I probably would still be.

Off the buses

No service? High fares? That’ll be 30 years of deregulation.

Flying off in to the sunset

Around 14 years and four months after my first visit, my time with 59 (Huddersfield) Squadron is at an end. Sort of.

I’m on Instagram?

Well… apparently I am. I don’t remember doing this at all.

Is Nominet using .uk as a cash cow?

Finding and registering the right domain name for yourself, you site or business is not as easy as it should be, thanks to some very odd rules.

Happy birthday, Pooh

A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.
Eeyore

It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.
Winnie-the-Pooh

Happy birthday, Winnie-the-Pooh.

Personal and professional ethics

A response to a post on Influence.

Filing, sorting, deleting. Emails.

It’s taken me some time, but I’ve have been having a clear out. But what I really need is a modern email program.

WordPress + Eventbrite = hours* of frustration

* It would have been hours, but I gave up after 30 minutes, I’m not getting any younger. Why should embedding off-site content be so difficult?

The sky at night

On a cloudless, moonless night I gazed upwards and saw… well, not very much.