Point Nine (P9) is an early-stage venture capital firm I've been following for a while. Almost exactly two years to be precise. I was in Dublin for SaaStock 2018, in, well, 2018, and I met one of their partners, Louis Coppey. It's entirely possible (indeed likely) that he doesn't remember me, but our brief conversation… Continue reading Joining the P9 Family Summit tomorrow
Why I won’t be watching the new Attenborough film on Netflix
I won't be watching Attenborough's A Life On Our Planet any time soon. Not because I disagree with it or it's premise. Neither is it because I dislike David Attenborough — on the contrary, I love him and what he stands for. But I don't need to watch it. Our environment is, to use the… Continue reading Why I won’t be watching the new Attenborough film on Netflix
Podcast Series 1 Round-up and Series 2 Launch
Originally published on the Fatal Error website. When you get right down to it, I had no business starting a podcast. Especially one about climate change. I’m neither famous, nor particularly great at public speaking, and in the grand scheme of things know precious little about the climate emergency. But instead of worry about it,… Continue reading Podcast Series 1 Round-up and Series 2 Launch
The Work-From-Home Snatch and Grab is Distasteful
In the midst of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak we're living through, a number of companies and individuals are having to contend with working from home for the first time. Referred to by most of us as remote, or distributed, work. For most this is not by choice, and for many this is actually against… Continue reading The Work-From-Home Snatch and Grab is Distasteful
Free CV Template for 2019: The one-page resumé template that (still) doesn’t suck.
My old post A CV Template That Doesn't Suck is still one of the most popular ones. And it totally makes sense given how many crappy CVs I've had the misfortune of receiving over the past few years. People invariably know, deep down, two things: A sucky CV doesn't get you interviews Your CV probably sucks… Continue reading Free CV Template for 2019: The one-page resumé template that (still) doesn’t suck.
Every time I see a burrito -- IRL or on TV -- Alex comes to mind. And I hope he always will. His passion for burritos was eclipsed only by WordPress. Alex has battled cancer for about three years -- very bravely -- and yesterday his family announced that he passed away peacefully, at home.… Continue reading Farewell Alex
Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship: Travel scholarship to WordCamp US
The WordPress Foundation recently announced the launch of the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship. Kim, a contributor to the WordPress project who recently passed away, was passionate about WordPress and particularly about involving women - and older women - in tech. The scholarship will cover attendance, travel and lodging expenses for attending WordCamp US (to be held for… Continue reading Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship: Travel scholarship to WordCamp US
GoFundMe: Autism dog for Alex
My colleague Mark George is running a small GoFundMe campaign to help train their new Labrador as a seizure response dog for their son. You can donate (or share) over here.
Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler.
Yesterday Matt mentioned this poster by Joey Roth in conversation about how to strike a balance between getting things done and designing the "perfect" product or experience. I love posters like these where graphic designers are able to convey with just a few (21!) simple lines a relatively complicated thing to explain in words. More importantly… Continue reading Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler.
Gaming firms ‘too risky to be shielded by fiduciaries’ – Expert
On The Times today an expert (Paul Bonello) warns that unless the gaming industry is tightly regulated, it could be used to integrate ill-gotten funds. A few decades late with the warning there and given recent events the word "could" seems like an understatement.