This site is home to nearly 6000 blog posts. However, this will only be my third blog post of 2014, and only my 20th since the…
What is the Amazon Echo for, really?
If we can’t tell whether your product launch video is satirical, you’ve probably hit the wrong note. This is the announcement video for the Amazon Echo. I have so many…
Walking the Saints Way in Cornwall
The Saints Way is a 41 km trail that stretches across Cornwall's peninsula, crossing pastures and following ancient lane ways in the footprints of Celtic saints.
My Photo in Spanish National Geographic Traveler Magazine
Through some fluke of circumstance, one of my photos is in the Spanish edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine.
“Her” and the future of empathy
"Her" is both a love story and a ruminative critique of how we use technology. Yet, it's also a meditation on empathy.
Why don’t we care where image macros and GIFs come from?
Animated GIFs and image macros are more popular than ever. And yet we almost never know who created these ubiquitous images.
Why conference panels are awful, and how to fix them
"Panels are the best way to make four interesting people boring."
How to be a business grown-up in 23 easy steps
How do you learn business etiquette? Nobody taught me.
This 220 km canal in the south of France offers a gentle trip through the countryside, full of boozy lunches and quaint medieval towns.
I perked up the other night while watching “Agents of SHIELD”. The villain of the episode chose our former home, Malta, as the location of his…
The other day–I can’t recall where–I read a story about salmon spawning in East Vancouver. It turns out that they spawn in Still Creek, near the…
Podcasts were my gateway drug into audio books. Some time around 2007, I started listening to more books than I read. Some of my first audio…
Back in February, I read this ‘ask me anything’ on Reddit. Reddit users group-interviewed a former airline pricing analyst, asking questions about fares, overselling and luggage.…
I’ve been playing video games for 28 years, and I’ve been finishing games for about 25 (those first few Infocom games proved too tricksy for my…
After nearly 6000 entries on this site, this is the first recipe I’ve ever posted. I learned how to make this from James. I subsequently showed…