Category: #comic

  • First Principles

    First Principles

    Nothing’s ever fair, is it? If you’d like to wilfully lose 13 minutes of your busy life, you could watch this video on what makes a fair dice. What are the chances that you make it all the way to the end? Less than 1 in 6, I’d say…

  • 19 Alternative Anniversaries

    19 Alternative Anniversaries

    We’re married 19 years – what is that? Nearly Sapphire? Stainless Steel? Blotting paper? This year, instead of writing me a card to mark our 19th wedding anniversary, my wife thought it would be a good idea to come up with a list of alternative anniversaries. So, over a shared plate of restaurant nachos, we…

  • Blues Brother, Soul Sister

    Blues Brother, Soul Sister

    As my head hasn’t really returned from holidays yet, the rest of me is very susceptible to falling down a rabbit hole on the interwebs… Internet > Twitter > Aretha Franklin > The awesome “Think” scene from The Blues Brothers movie >  The full movie on Netflix … Truth be told though, Aretha Franklin has…

  • Problematic Portraits

    Problematic Portraits

    It seems that practically the whole of the known internet (more than 5 people) is busy doodling portraits of Colin Madland, who has very graciously offered up his face to artists for the purposes of visual experimentation, and thus inspired this comic strip. I try to stay away from portraits, as it has often led…

  • Adventures in Blockchain!

    Adventures in Blockchain!

    Anywhere there’s innovation being touted, good ol’ Blockchain won’t be far away. There’s no end to the possible adventurin’. Embrace the future!

  • SATs – they don’t tell you.

    SATs – they don’t tell you.

    Meaningless, meaningless all is meaningless… …and mildly oppressive. Does a filter bubble exist where everyone in it thinks SATs are actually a good idea, and I’m just not part of it?

  • The early bird…

    The early bird…

    Mixed metaphor? Yes please, especially if it’s silly. Is there NOTHING a three-panelled comic strip can’t convey? Inspired by this tweet here about OER18.      

  • The Art of Visual Thinkery – a workshop

    The Art of Visual Thinkery – a workshop

    A while back, I was invited to lead a full day workshop on the Art of Visual Thinkery, with a focus on mindset. Having said that, I’m looking into the possibility of running some thinkery sessions online. If this interests you, then please get in touch!

  • The Principles of Makery

    The Principles of Makery

    As I thought about the making process behind my Raspberry Pi being installed as protector of my shed from overheating, I found myself wondering (as I do) about the principles of Makery. Here are three that came to mind in the building of this project. If you think of others, let me know…

  • See the why…

    See the why…

    There’s little point in constructing a website unless you know what your message is, and who you’re trying to say it to. Form does indeed follow function. A really insightful way of doing this is to use facilitated dialogue with a diverse group, and trust that the knowledge is in the room…

  • Data: it’s personal

    Data: it’s personal

    Meaningless, meaningless, all is meaningless! It’s just 1’s and 0’s after all… Unless, that is, I can get some insight from your habits, or predict what you might do (or want) next. You are part of a herd after all… This thought came from a thinkery conversation with the API Evangelist, Kin Lane.  

  • A co-operative state of mind

    A co-operative state of mind

    When a friend of mine asked if I’d be interested in forming a Co-op, I had to admit, I’d never considered it as a viable vehicle for business. Having come to the conclusion that there was no reason not to be a part of the adventure, I jumped in. I’d come across co-ops briefly having…

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