…But I don’t like to talk about it

(Cross-posted from The Funding Network website, with thanks). I would be lying if I said I do a lot of work for charity. But by donating slivers of time to The Funding Network (TFN), which pairs worthwhile projects with pots of money at auction-style giving events (see video below), I can just about get away [...]


A bumper backlog of 2010 bookmarks

Without noticing, it seems I haven’t published a list of my bookmarks here for nearly a year. That’ll be partly down to subconscious choice (I’m not overly keen on link dumps on other blogs) and partly through neglect (I prefer to manually edit rather than automate these kind of posts, and haven’t found the time). [...]


Found/interesting: 9 Nov to 24 Dec

I haven’t done one of these bookmark posts in a while, and I’m some way off posting anything new here. So here’s a look at what I found interesting enough to bookmark recently. The state of the UK gov blogosphere – Great post by Dave Briggs. Why websites matter less and less – “Summary: Our [...]


How to read minds and influence people

Knowing what your customers are thinking is the first step towards making them happy. But how do you know what’s in their heads (without being Derren Brown)? I’m some way closer to being able to read my website users’ minds than I was this time last week – thanks to two unrelated events which turned [...]


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Found/interesting: 15 October to 7 November

Look what I found interesting enough to bookmark recently: BBC Democracy Live – Nifty live political TV and news thingummy via Simon Dickson. JobFact – community of anonymous employees – Compare your salary anonymously. Optimal Workshop – online card sorting tool – Fantastic and free online IA toys. Cybersoc.com: guide to using social media (in [...]