09 February 2014
09 February 2014
20 March 2013
I’m working on an Expression Engine project at the moment that involves a lot of document management. EE’s file manager is OK for a small number of files, but when you have a lot of large files, entry and member permission requirements and general ease of management to think about then it just doesn’t cut it. I also didn’t want to store the documents on the webserver.
08 February 2013
We’re developing a new front-end for Tracks at the moment and have been researching various front end JS solutions. I’ve played around with both Backbone.js and Angular.js. Both are awesome (despite my JS noobness), but wasn’t convinced I needed this type of framework as of yet. Plus the learning curve (particularly Angular) is pretty step.
25 January 2013
I saw this chart on Bloomberg today. Interesting to see how Apple’s share price has moved and tanked similar to Microsoft. Microsoft peaked just as the .com burst. #justsaying
The screenshot attached is taken from Business Insider
23 October 2012
Watch the first ten minutes on the Freshbooks story. I love the “slow build”.
05 October 2012
Working on Tracks has been an amazing experience. I’ve learnt a lot. Especially from the businesses that have signed up and shared their feedback. I wake up in the morning thinking about it and go to bed thinking about it. It is hard to switch off at times.
12 September 2012
Yesterday I set-up and installed the development environments for the new Tracks website on Expression Engine. I’ve struggled in the past getting version control working with EE, so thought I’d document some of the steps I went through. Although this is only a rough guide, it will give some beginners a point in the right direction.
28 August 2012
I’ve been going round in circles trying to get PHPUnit installed on MAMP and have finally managed to get it installed, so wanted to share the links and resources I used.
27 July 2012
Here’s a handful of links I’ve shared, bookmarked, emailed, tweeted and added to Read It Later this month.
05 July 2012
22 June 2012
This is an old video, but worth watching.
24 May 2012
I attended Salesforce’s Social Enterprise Conference the other day with Kenton Ward of KentonFrank. I say conference; nightclub might have been a more accurate description - although they have to be applauded for crowd-sourcing the music (even though I was waiting on the thumping techno to kick in).
19 April 2012
I was listing to the Stanford Thought Leader talk from Jeff Church on The Wave of Social Entrepreneurship and his closing slide I thought was worth sharing (although the whole talk is worth a listen).
17 March 2012
I’ve written about social media consultants and agencies before. Very few get it right. So when a colleague passed Ron Shevlin‘s book that has a pop at social media to me with a few postit notes on pages I should read it made me smile.
06 March 2012
Enlightening video from Corning, a glass manufacturer:
19 February 2012
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give
- Sir Winston Churchill
16 February 2012
I like hearing the stories behind how businesses where started and what drove the people to start them in the first place. If you dig deep enough you’ll normally find that what the founders ended up selling was something different than first planned.
25 January 2012
I’ve shared some designs and messages before on the blog that I have stumbled upon along the way. I’ve not had much time to update the blog recently, but I’m always taking screenshots, so thought it was about time for me to share some of the recent designs and messages I’ve come across in the past couple of months. There’s also a howler from Google. Enjoy.
11 January 2012
Roo and I went to the Don McCullin exhibition in the Imperial War Museum on Sunday. Don is a photographer who cover many of the wars since 1950s.
His photos tell the story as it was: horrific. There is also a video exhibition where he tells his own story. Both Roo and I were blown away, but I also loved one of his quotes from when he was starting off:
26 December 2011
I found this article today on pipeline management whilst looking around at sales applications. I thought some of the “truths” were quite valid, particularly to professional service companies going into 2012. Ruppert (the author) lists “Thirteen Truths of Pipeline Management”; here’s the list of 13, but the full article is worth reading too.