They Didn’t Think It Through – Browsing WordPress Mobile Theme Stores

Theme Demo Nexus Screengrab

I was looking for inspiration for a mobile site design today, trawling WordPress theme stores, when I noticed a particularly stupid and unhelpful trend. The image you see below is what I get when I visit the demo for a mobile theme on a mobile browser. Yes, that's right - you're looking at the full … Continue reading They Didn’t Think It Through – Browsing WordPress Mobile Theme Stores

Please Just Be Honest When Asking For A Link Removal

404 - Broken Links In Google Webmaster Tools

Can we just be honest when asking people to update or remove links? It happens to all sites. Links move or change, posts occasionally get deleted, categories get restructured and despite your best intentions, you still have broken links coming into your site. At this point you can either set up 301 redirects to a … Continue reading Please Just Be Honest When Asking For A Link Removal

Where Are The Parents?

Facebook Social Media Abuse

I read the following without a single shred of disbelief, but with a lot of sadness when it comes to parenting skills of many of my peers and societies reaction to such a state - which is to let state be the corrective force. The channel found that British police deal with around 20 "social … Continue reading Where Are The Parents?

Why #BanBossy Is Flawed At Best And Potentially Harmful

Sheryl Sandberg - Ban Bossy

Catching up on my feeds after two days at home with Malcolm, it was nice see so many people backing the Sheryl Sandbergs's (COO of Facebook) attempt to ban the word bossy as a descriptor for girls and women. It was nice to see it because I was immediately reminded of how many people will … Continue reading Why #BanBossy Is Flawed At Best And Potentially Harmful

Ken Robinson: How Schools Kill Creativity (TED Talks)

Sir Ken Robinson - How Schools Kill Creativity

Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk "How Schools Kill Creativity" is really resonating with me, perhaps because I'm a relatively newly minted father, but also because of experiences of my own education. In this 2006 talk, Robinson expounds in hilarious and insightful fashion about how the education systems worldwide are mostly geared towards producing candidates for the … Continue reading Ken Robinson: How Schools Kill Creativity (TED Talks)

Tablet Productivity – A World Of Compromise

Tablet Productivity

Back in early November I wrote a post about challenging my tablet productivity assumptions, and set out with the goal of leaving my laptop behind (as much as possible) and doing most, if not all, of my work on my tablet. As per my previous post, this adventure in mobile productivity meant pairing my Nexus … Continue reading Tablet Productivity – A World Of Compromise

Stitcher – Please Give Podcasters Some Link Love

Stitcher is awesome. It is one of my two favorite podcast apps and if you love listening to podcasts you should be using it. If you're a podcaster you should have your show listed on their service, and if you're anybody at all, you really should be listening to Nothing Serious on Stitcher. Now that … Continue reading Stitcher – Please Give Podcasters Some Link Love

Male Gamers Only?

Male Gamers Only

I typically ignore ads that appear on my own blog. I'm almost blind to such ads, beyond checking for suitably, but this advert for Wartune (an online MMORPG that pays strong fealty to World Of Warcraft and it's ilk) caught my attention. Now, before you say "of course it caught your attention, look at those digital hooters", … Continue reading Male Gamers Only?