I’ve always danced, right from when I was tiny. Whether it was organised lessons (ballet, tap, modern and jazz, I’ll have you know), tearing up the Union ballroom on a Friday night or just twatting about in my room with the stereo on, it’s always something I’ve felt compelled to do. I would spend hours… Read more Just dancing to the beat in my head (or, why I will never be a runner)

‘[Facebook] are a site, along with others, that’s allowed people to create an on-line persona with very little technical skill’ – Jennifer Golbeck Recently I watched an excellently interesting (and a little scary) TED Talk about how data gained from social media activity can be use to make assessments about a person, and whilst the talk was… Read more Just is a dirty word

**NOTE: There will be spoilers** Point-and-click adventures have always been on of my favourite things to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon on. Although not as graphically impressive as recent RPGs, their simple often comic-book style has always been something that I’ve found aesthetically pleasing, and not having to master an overly complex control system appeals… Read more I don’t wanna pin that….(where did all the point-and-click adventure games go?)

I read this article today, and it struck a chord with me. In a nutshell, the article discusses why the author finds himself attracted to institutions – drawing on his childhood as a Prison Governor’s son, growing up within prison walls, to time spent at boarding school and University, and how the structure provided by these institutions oppose the… Read more Lust for Institutions

cre·a·tiv·i·ty [kree-ey-tiv-i-tee] noun 1. the state or quality of being creative. 2. the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts. 3. the process by which one utilizes creative ability: Extensive reading stimulated his creativity. Something that I’ve found interesting about becoming my own boss is the expectations people have of you when you decide to take on that role. The sudden ‘professionalism’ that is assumed of you, and a certain aesthetic that fits with their preconceptions. I… Read more Keeping Up Appearances

So I’m sat here on a Sunday, Sex and the City DVD on, cup of tea made and laptop open…..working (OK, well, at this moment, pretending to work). I was also sat here doing the same (minus SATC) until midnight last night. I used to dream about working for myself, and how awesome it would… Read more The 5 worst things about being self-employed: because everyone likes lists!