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Why we could all use an ‘Aeroplane Mode’

I had the opportunity to visit some family members this weekend and it was great to catch up with them and to let the kids run about. But it was also something of an epiphany as I observed something I’d not spotted before (at least not to this extreme). Since declaring an end to my […]

My iPhone is “the other woman”

Some time ago I posted the following status update on Facebook: The three things I love most in the world: My wife My children My iPhone (Not necessarily in that order) I thought it was pretty funny at the time, but it proved to be a turning point in my understanding of: The relationship I […]

Why I’m Quitting Facebook

I wasn’t a particularly early adopter of Facebook; I’ve been a member for about five years or so and have fewer than a hundred friends. Even so I’ve been getting more and more frustrated with it, to the point where I’m now ready to pull the plug on my relationship with Facebook. It was great […]

Google isn’t the problem; you are

© Fotum | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos I really enjoy Bojan’s posts on Alpha Efficiency, and his recent mini series on Going Cold Turkey on Google got me thinking about all things privacy, enough so to make me wander off-topic and pull together this post. I’m not pro-state-controlled databases, nor am I […]

‘Thank You’ list supercharged with Evernote

This might seem an obvious step for Evernote aficionados, but it wasn’t until Christmas morning that it occurred to me that Evernote would be the perfect tool to keep on top of ‘who bought what’ as the presents were opened. With two small boys in the house – one old enough to tear through his […]

Starting Out

I’m ashamed to admit that there was a time in my life where I took a little self-congratulatory pleasure in telling people that I’d bought David Allen’s book “Getting Things Done”, but that I hadn’t gotten round to finishing it (gosh aren’t I the witty one)… It wasn’t until recently, as I ploughed through yet […]