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Thursday, December 22nd, 2022

About thirty musicians, many of them dressed festively, playing many different instruments flanked by a Christmas tree and a large cuddly toy.

Arrived into Cork airport to the sound of trad tunes! 🎶🎻☘️

Reading The Star Of The Sea by Joseph O’Connor.

Buy this book

Saturday, November 12th, 2022

It was an honour and a privilege to MC the in-person portion of #Clarity2022—I had a blast!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

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“Dark Mode Toggles Should be a Browser Feature” by Bramus Van Damme:


Saturday, May 14th, 2022

People sitting around in the dappled sunshine on the green grass in a park with the distinctive Indian-inspired architecture of the Brighton Pavilion in the background, all under a clear blue sky.

Brighton in the sun.

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Replying to

Well, this aged pretty fucking terribly.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Farewell, Douglas Trumbull.

Sunday, November 7th, 2021

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Friday, November 5th, 2021

Replying to

Therein lies the problem. The “web folks”, the “search folks”, and the “advertising folks” are all working for the same company. If that company were broken up it would be better for all three products.

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

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Hi, Matt!

Good to see you again—I’ve missed you!

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Today during @UXLondon’s #UXfest I had the pleasure of interviewing @FrankYoo, @IDwithheld, and @CattSmall—it was soooo great! The time just flew by!

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Now at @UXLondon’s #UXfest it’s time for live Q&A with @KrysHiggins recorded last week.


It’s just like Mr. Show’s pre-taped call-in show:


Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

In a beer garden. With beer (and a book). 🍺 📖

In a beer garden. With beer (and a book). 🍺 📖

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Insecure …again

Back in March, I wrote about a dilemma I was facing. I could make the certificates on The Session more secure. But if I did that, people using older Android and iOS devices could no longer access the site:

As a site owner, I can either make security my top priority, which means you’ll no longer be able to access my site. Or I can provide you access, which makes my site less secure for everyone.

In the end, I decided in favour of access. But now this issue has risen from the dead. And this time, it doesn’t matter what I think.

Let’s Encrypt are changing the way their certificates work and once again, it’s people with older devices who are going to suffer:

Most notably, this includes versions of Android prior to 7.1.1. That means those older versions of Android will no longer trust certificates issued by Let’s Encrypt.

This makes me sad. It’s another instance of people being forced to buy new devices. Last time ‘round, my dilemma was choosing between security and access. This time, access isn’t an option. It’s a choice between security and the environment (assuming that people are even in a position to get new devices—not an assumption I’m willing to make).

But this time it’s out of my hands. Let’s Encrypt certificates will stop working on older devices and a whole lotta websites are suddenly going to be inaccessible.

I could look at using a different certificate authority, one I’d have to pay for. It feels a bit galling to have to go back to the scammy world of paying for security—something that Let’s Encrypt has taught us should quite rightly be free. But accessing a website should also be free. It shouldn’t come with the price tag of getting a new device.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

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No rush! You can take as long as you like.

(As you know, I am no stranger to playing the long game. 🙂)

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

Friday, May 8th, 2020

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Thanks for that, Dan—it was fun!

Needs more banjo though. 😉

Thursday, April 30th, 2020