31 Oct 2023
Most start-ups fail. Intuitively, they fail because they run out of money. But what’s the biggest reason for this? The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries, speculates it’s because too many companies build the wrong product for the wrong people. He goes on to extoll the value of the MVP (Minimal Viable Product). MVP is the basis for discovering what matters to your audience.
30 Jan 2023
I found this book to be so relatable and ridiculously readable. The very definition of a page-turner. I finished it in 13 days, reading most evenings, a considerably quicker pace than is typical for me. In this review are a few of my highlights from the book, with some of my commentary alongside.
13 Dec 2022
An eye-opening book, however some of the recommendations and values are a little heavy handed, so I would recommend a healthy dose of self-moderation when reviewing the suggestions. There was definitely enough in here to spark my creativity and realign my compass as to how I live my life, and more pertinently, how I consume.
23 Jan 2022
I really want to be a person who dedicates time to reading more. Whether that transpires to be via audiobooks, e-books or good old analogue paper, this is the goal for 2022. This is a lofty list, and not something I expect to finish, but one I've compiled over the last 18 months. I hope to add add to as well as cross-off as the year progresses.
22 Sept 2010
When learning the ins and outs of web design, after learning the obligatory HTML and CSS, the next logical step for most is learning a server-side language; the most popular choice being PHP. PHP opens up the possibilities of what can be acheived on a webpage and often bridges the gap between web design and web development for most.
5 Jan 2010
That's right! After five weeks of waiting, my Cactus V4 wireless triggers have finally arrived. I ordered them back in November, in the hope that they would simplify the whole off-camera flash process and thus make it more fun. Up until now I've been restricted to a coiled TTL cable, which meant I couldn’t be much further than a metre away from the flash, which was somewhat limiting. But now - fingers crossed - that’ll be a thing of the past.
18 Nov 2009
We cannot get enough of vampires. And this particular love story between a vampire and a mere mortal seems to have captivated the world. What struck me this weekend is the staggering popularity of the Twilight saga films. Huge billboards, television adverts, plastered across train & tube station walls, striped across buses and bus stops. You name it. New Moon - the next installment in the Twilight series of books & films - is set to be massive.