How to improve Google Calendar for mobile devices

May 4th, 2011

Here’s a real scenario. I went to the dentist the other day for my annual check up. Whilst paying the fee, the receptionist offered to set up my next appointment. “Can you do 3pm on the 26th April next year?” she asked. I pulled out my mobile phone, a Nokia e72, and fired up Opera […]

New Adventures in Web Design

March 16th, 2011

The 20th of January is almost two months ago now and yet I’m only just getting around to jotting down my thoughts on Simon Collison’s inaugural New Adventures conference. My excuse is that on the day itself and indeed the month leading up to, and the month following the conference, I had a terrible chest […]

My favourite albums of 2010

March 14th, 2011

I have had three albums on heavy rotation since purchasing them last year: Bang goes the Knighthood by The Divine Comedy, Write about love by Belle and Sebastian and The Final Frontier by Iron Maiden. All three demonstrate the kind of song writing craftsmanship that few other bands can achieve this far into their career. […]

My brother Hugh

March 12th, 2011

Hugh Thomas Carberry. Magus Janus. A druid with sickles aplenty. By my sister in law, Nicola.

Well this is fun

March 11th, 2011

Ah, blogging, I remember you. Casting my mind back to 2002 I can vaguely remember finding it utterly magical that I could self-publish. Inspired by the likes of Owen Briggs, Eric Costello and web behemoth Jeffery Zeldman I not only fine-tuned my web standards skills but also felt compelled to keep the general public fully […]

Moved hosts, redesigning

February 23rd, 2011

Something broke on my old design when I moved web host so I decided to give a live redesign a go. Things will be a bit sparse round here until I get my house in order.

Drupal 7: First look

January 5th, 2011

I’ve had a fair amount of exposure to Drupal over the last year or so as my employer has embraced it as our web content management system of choice. One thing that has always frustrated me is the steep learning curve and non-intuitive user experience. Drupal 7, released today, strives to fix all that. Facilitated […]