Feedly ‘app’ on OSX

I’m a heavy consumer of RSS feeds. I still find them the best way to organise and consume news. Twitter’s great for many things. But I find I miss too much. RSS acts like a net. It catches all the news that’s I’ve missed during the day. Like many Mac users, I’m a big fan…

US trip – Leg 4 Chicago

For a change of pace and to see more of the US, for the final leg of my travels around the US, I decided to catch the Amtrak from Austin to Chicago. Train travel in the UK, despite being expensive and occasionally unreliable, is convenient and extensive. Most major towns have a railway station and…

SXSW in Tweets and Facebook status

It’s fine writing a review of something afterwards. But what did I really thing of Austin and SXSW? My SXSW Storified. [View the story “My SXSW 2013” on Storify]

Record Store Day

I wrote a blog article on my music blog about my first visit to a record shop on ‘Record Store Day‘

Kickstarter April

This month I’ve sponsored two projects, Daniel Greaves’ ‘Mr Plastimime‘ and ‘The Library Cafe, Hackney‘. One’s likely to get funding, the other may miss the target. I really liked the concept of Hackney Cafe as it’s very much a community based project. To put an arts cafe in a deprived area like Hackney with an…

I want one

After seeing all the 3D printing stuff at SXSW I want one of these.

US Tour – Leg 3: Austin & SXSW

I love music and I work in web development so SXSW seems like an ideal mix and two years ago I attended SXSW2011 thinking this would be the case. But as I blogged shortly after I returned, SXSW Interactive left a lot to be desired. It has long stopped being a technical event and now…

Kickstarter – March: This Stool Rocks

For March, I’ve funded ‘This Stool Rocks‘. I think in a decade’s time, it may be possible to buy many of the simple plastic products we use now, (products without electronics in them that don’t need fantastic finishes) as 3D artefacts that are printed at home on 3D printers. The technology is really starting to…

Crowd funding

At University I studied Industrial Design. I loved developing solutions to physical problems. In our final year, we all had to develop a big final year project. Unlike many Industrial Design courses, we produced working prototypes, not just pretty renderings and a mockup. Some of the products developed on our course had the potential to…