Blog: work

8 Mar 2016
For the last 3 years, I've been staying in hotels at least 2 nights a week, and this is my last week of it. We're moving back to London, and I am definitely ready to stop living like Alan Partridge.
18 Feb 2016
A gentle rant about some of the irritations of modern life, including the ridiculous hyperbole of Zane Lowe and Jonathan Pearce
27 Nov 2015
It's becoming a cliche these days to talk about the overwhelming pace of life, the combination of stress, overwork and information overload that assaults us every day, but sometimes we all need to slow down.
2 Sep 2015
It’s good to take the opportunity to clean up your code as you go along, especially on big projects that will be maintained for a while. After all, the chances that you'll go back and fix those little things later is pretty slim.
28 Apr 2015
Clients aren't stupid. OK, well some of them are. But, much as designers and developers love to think they are cleverer than everyone else, the people who hire them are not a bunch of useless morons.
15 Apr 2015
Imagine you're going away on holiday. You decide where to go. You book a hotel. You book flights. You decide what you're going to take. So you make a list. Then you take the things on the list, and you put them in the suitcase.
8 Apr 2015
Very often, junior colleagues ask me what they should do in a particular situation. Very often, to the point where I feel like a broken record, my answer is "Use your judgement”. This is partly because I don’t have as much time as I’d like to guide them through how I would approach the situation, but mostly it’s because I want them to be able to figure it out for themselves.
16 Feb 2015
We need new mental models for modern communication methods. Think of instant messages like post-it notes.
16 Nov 2014
Some lessons learned from cycling that can be applied to project management.
28 May 2014
I spend a lot of time working. Too much time. I go home and I'm exhausted, and still I'm thinking about work. I don't get round to making plans to have a social life, because I work so much. And I'm not the only one.