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.
Thoughts on work, the web, and the world
8 Feb 2018
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.
12 Aug 2017
After the recent terrorist attack at London Bridge, safety barriers appeared, as if by magic, on the bridges over the Thames. Protecting pedestrians from vehicles being driven at them, surely that's a good idea, right? I wasn't so sure.