November 8, 2023

Bye bye WeWork, hello coworking

So it finally happened. Like the baddy’s car tumbling interminably down a cliff in a crime drama, WeWork finally hit the bottom of the ravine and exploded. There’s no need to cover Adam...

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July 4, 2023

Letter From America

It’s the 4th o July an it’s dinging doon ootside. Ootside being New York. It’s their big day, but it looks like the traditional barbecues will be a wash out. It’s sair dingin doon, but that hasn’t quelled the 30C temperatures at all. Impossible humidity will follow a break in the thunder and rain. The neighbour’s garden has a freshly fallen tree branch in it ‘resting’ on a skew-whiff trellis. The rain has been accompanied by thunder and lightning and I can’t tell if the branch was cut from the tree as a preventative measure or if it was caused by a lightning strike.

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October 5, 2020

TechBrew podcast 10 years on. Who survived?

I used to record a podcast with my partner in crime, Andrew Matheson. We both lived in Brussels at the time and kept a close eye on the Belgian tech startup scene. We liked what we saw and wanted to showcase some of the startups we encountered to the wider English-speaking world. That's how we became amateur podcasters and friends. That was nearly 10 years ago and I thought now would be good time to look back and see which companies had survived, which had thrived and which had fallen by the wayside. For 3 years we interviewed founders and created 37 episodes, most of which are available in my Dropbox. We gave the website, the Apple podcast listing and the domain name a digital funeral last year, but you'll find the link to the recordings at the end of this article.

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January 8, 2019

How to be A Better Software Developer

"Better". It's such a subjective term. Let me define the term as I see it. To me, "better", in modern parlance means impactful. Someone who scores a point or two for humanity before slipping off this...

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