The lost art of handwriting

I’ve got pretty ugly handwriting, but writing is something I enjoy doing. (I’m also pretty mediocre on the guitar but enjoy doing that too.)

And although bound to a keyboard and mouse for most of my working life I do use a pen and paper for sketching ideas, usually in the form of UML diagrams.

Not only do I use a pen, but quite often I use a fountain pen; a Pelikan I bought some 20 years ago in Madrid.

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Using a web site as a business card

We all carry phones/tablets, so why not do as one of my clients has done and consider using a web site as a business card or to show off a portfolio.

I recently put together a small site for a creative client to effectively use as her electronic business card. When meeting a potential client who asks after examples of her work, she can immediately show digital high-definition images.

If you can imagine a life situation where this might be useful to you, feel free to get in touch.

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Using Google apps to teach English online

They say that the secret to learning is repetition and this couldn’t be more true than when it comes to learning a second language.

To this end here’s how I am using Google apps to teach English online. I am specifically using Hangouts and Docs, in teaching English to my students.

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Trust the universe when colour matters

Finding the base colour

I let nature choose the colours for my website design; it could be said I put trust in the universe when it came to matters of colours and combinations thereof.

Nature is the great visible engine of creativity, against which all other creative efforts are measured.

Terence McKenna

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Nexus 4 Android phone. A year on.

I’d been looking to replace my Samsung S2+ Android phone for quite a while, and as soon as I saw the Nexus 4 price drop to €199 in November 2013, due to the imminent release of the Nexus 5, I went for it.

It was an impulsive purchase but I managed to get a fair price for the S2+ advertising it on segundamano.es

So how did that snap decision a year and a bit ago turn out?

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