Thoughts on work, the web, and the world

8 Feb 2018
For such a simple sport, people can really make running complicated. Fancy shoes, performance fabrics, nutrition supplements, and GPS watches all give us opportunities to spend money, while there’s a whole industry devoted to thinking up ever more inventive training regimes.
21 Jan 2018
Why smoking, drinking, and eating sweets might actually be good for you
5 Dec 2017
The invented lyrics in the soundtrack to my weird inner world
5 Dec 2017
How the patterns and puzzles of Japanese drew me in to climb a language learning ladder
17 Nov 2017
How might the informal economy be affected by the advent of a cashless society?
10 Nov 2017
Introducing the Knowledge Funeral - an opportunity to mourn and celebrate the passing of our obsolete skills
17 Oct 2017
Is cycling a socialist act? Politics, plebs, punctures, and the contrast between Jeremy Corbyn and Jeremy Clarkson
6 Oct 2017
Why are so many parents addicted to their phones? Why are we so afraid of boredom? Why am I deleting Twitter from my phone?
12 Sep 2017
I recently reached a goal that, for a long time, I never knew existed, and never imagined I'd care about. I’ve made it to 50 Parkruns. I’ve been there, and done that, although I haven't got the T-shirt yet.