I'm a web coder, feature writer/author and a keen runner from Coventry, England.

Posts

  • Creativity: don't force it

    Posted in: Writing
    Writing requires creativity. Sometimes it can be hard to get hold of. Don't force it, let it happen naturally.
  • When running gets too focussed

    Posted in: Running
    Training hard is fine. But you also have to watch for when things go wrong. Things like becoming ill.
  • Why clever coding is inefficient

    Posted in: Coding
    All code will require debugging. What happens when the code you write is too difficult to debug?
  • When running produces an unexpected result

    Posted in: Running
    Over-training can produce some weird effects on your running. Here's a cautionary tale.
  • A quick look at Rails 5

    Posted in: Coding
    Rails 5 is here and promises some interesting new features. But has it resolved some of the more fundamental issues?
  • A quick look at the Silex PHP micro-framework

    Posted in: Coding
    Silex is a PHP micro-framework built from the power of Symfony and driven by the ideas found in the Ruby-based Sinatra DSL
  • Why web frameworks are right for teams

    Posted in: Coding
    Web development teams benefit from using web frameworks because they aid productivity and creativity. There's more too, so let's take a look.
  • From lard arse to runner

    Posted in: Running
    How I went from lard arse to runner. It might help if you need to lose some weight yourself.
  • Slow runners guide to smashing out the faster miles

    Posted in: Running
    Improving running pace isn't just about running faster. There are some other factors to consider too.
  • To blog or not to blog

    Posted in: Writing
    People who write web code for a living have to decide what their own site (if they have one) will be. That raises the question about including a blog. And it raises a question about blogging in general.
  • Why web developers are like footall fans

    Posted in: Coding
    Web developers have common traits with football fans when it comes to choice of frameworks and other tools.
  • Why technical blogging is hard

    Posted in: Writing
    Writing blog posts is one thing, writing technical posts is something else. Here's a few notes about creating technical content.
  • Writing content using your phone

    Posted in: Writing
    Content creation is truly mobile these days, because of bigger screens and well featured apps on smart phone and tablets. How much of the writing process can be completed on your phone though?

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