In which you find me in a reflective mood
Category Archive for 'work'
From this month, I’ve switched to a four-day week at iCrossing. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while: I’ve struggled to stop freelance taking over my weekends and, frankly, have started to get a bit shit at meeting deadlines. The other part of it is that I enjoy freelance and I don’t like [...]
At work, we’re writing a couple of motoring news feeds for an insurance client. It’s not journalism red in tooth and claw, but they’re nice people and we quite enjoy trying to give them a couple of properly researched, written and edited news stories every day. To their credit, that’s what they want. We use [...]
I’m not normally given to using Hackbash for tests. In fact, lately I’ve not been given to using Hackbash at all, but we’re trying to get our head around Google’s new social search. Anyway, as part of the test I’ve agreed to add a quick blog post on Brighton Pier. This nomenclature was decided by [...]
A while back I came up with the idea of trying to set some kind of an economy benchmark in Toyota’s iQ, as part of our work on Toyota’s blog. That’s what I’ll be doing for the next couple of days, then. You can read about it here, see pictures of it here, and watch [...]
While Charlie’s working on his monumental post (what?), I’m going to tell you about a good thing that happened: Living finally got the redesign we’ve wanted almost since we started working on it. And it’s a great job, thanks to the hard work of almost everyone on the team except me. It looks better, works [...]
Not dead (or banged-up), just busy and uninspired by work. Anyway, getting a break at Christmas this year. I’ve no idea what I’m doing, but it won’t involve Lapland, and it probably will involve Google Earth’s Santa Tracker*. Sadly, freelance is going to come into it at some point, but them’s the breaks. *and NORAD. [...]
We’ve been doing a nice line in lazy blogging lately. My excuse is I’ve been swamped with freelance at the same time as work went crazy. I was trying to work tonight, but (sorry Dave) it’s just not happening. A couple of weeks back I wrote a post about the state of the economy, but [...]
From a client email: blah bla blah blah Kin regards, Joe Bloggs Marketing Manager Sweary sign-offs are *so* much more fun, don’t you think?