Creativity

I recently bought the book 'Creativity - a short cheerful guide' by John Cleese when I saw it in a local bookshop. I've always had a great interest in the creative process, I remember reading 'How to be creative' by Hugh MacCleod (later renamed to 'Ignore everybody'), which I wholeheartedly…

The power of not doing something

Imagine I told you that you can change your life for the better and in order to do that you have to not do something. That's right you have to not do something. It feels to me as if the pressure (the often subtle pressure, to do more [stuff] to…

The 22 immutable laws of marketing is really just 5 laws

I began reading "The 22 immutable laws of marketing"[not an affiliate link] after I'd heard it recommended by both Sam Parr and Tim Ferriss, first and foremost I would recommend anyone interesting in marketing to give it a read, its super easy to digest with short chapters on each…

The Monty Hall problem is actually a study in requirements engineering.

For those unaware of the Monty Hall problem [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem], go have a read, it is a fascinating mathematical style problem that centres around one key question: Should you change from your original choice based on new information? Admittedly I've over simplified the issue…

We need to talk about soft delete.

There are things we just don't talk about, soft delete is one of them. Across the globe, data is being 'deleted' when a user asks for it to be removed, but what is really happening? Soft delete. This is when the data is no longer accessible to the user, it…

What happens when your blog gets to the top of Hacker News?

It was a quiet Thursday afternoon, in fact I was on holiday in the UK, recharging the batteries before taking the kids to the swimming pool. In a moment of inspiration, I decided to write a blog post, create a brand new hacker news account (I'd always been a long…