This is a collection of some of my writings. The journal started
as online diary entries, but more recent entries read like magazine
articles or similar.
On Personal Productivity
- Prioritizing Tasks
A short guide to prioritizing tasks, in order to maximize
personal satisfaction and productivity.
Never Roll Your Own
If You Don't Have To
After programming frantically on my latest shareware program,
feeling like I'm not making progress... I heard a voice say
to me: "Keep all the code you write. But never roll your own
if you don't have to".
On Business & Software Development
- How To Run A Beta Test... Or Not?
A cautionary tale to indies and micro-ISVs - should you
develop a virtual community or social group for your
beta testers? If so, here's some thoughts to consider.
- Should You Run A Beta Test Yourself?
Should microISVs and small software startups use
professional beta testing services? Some of the
advantages to running a test yourself.
On Troubleshooting & Everyday Issues
- Solving HP Photosmart C7180 Printer Driver Problems
How I solved problems I had installing the Windows drivers
for my new HP Photosmart C7180 All-In-One printer, and how
driver software written by Apple fixed my Windows printing
On Ethics & Politics
- What's Wrong With The Anarchists?
Why have I stopped identifying with anarchists?
Aren't the Sex Pistols cool anymore?
- For A Ride
Do you have $2? Do you have $2.50? Do you have $5?
I start to get suspicious.
- The Electronic Lifestyle
A sarcastic & pessimistic checklist of things you must
learn to become a top computer programmer and computer
science student... at least, that's how it seemed in
On Religion, Spirituality, Reflection
- Ocean's Edge
The rays of the sun make the waters shimmer and sparkle like
liquid gold, and my soul finds this scene just as valuable.
- Appreciated Sincerity
It's only after the event that people are starting to remember.
Some of them seem to feel a bit guilty about having missed it.
The danger is that people are led to believe there are
always simple answers, when quite often there are not...
- No Surrender
Do you need to give control of yourself over completely to God?
Lyrics and Incoherant Rhyming
2 against 1, you're outvoted my friend, she says I'm fine
and he says I need it...
- Staccato Chromatic
your chromatic reassurances are compelling but somehow I
feel there's no colour in mine...
hear them yell because you are only making things worse...
Other Personal Ramblings
- USA Trip
The diary of my trip through the US.
I visited San Francisco, Denver, Seattle, Aberdeen and
many many small towns along the way. Some of the highlights
were the Shareware Industry Conference I spoke at, SFMOMA,
the Experience Music Project and the Seattle Space Needle.
I've tried to include photos where I can.
- What Am I Up To Lately 2003?
Whenever I'm asked what I've been doing with myself, I
tend to forget everything. It all blurs into one, and once
it's done it's out of my mind. Despite that, I do keep
busy. This is a list of things I've been doing since
the last website update.
- What Am I Up To Lately 2004?
When you don't know what else to write for a journal
entry, just write about what you've been doing lately.
- Maybe Tonight
The defining moment was when I found the courage to stand
up to those who were crushing my spirit, suppressing my
- Losing My Touch
It was a simple but distinctly unobvious mistake, equivalent
to deciding whether to put one or two spaces after the stop
of a sentence.
I shouldn't let her do this to me. I shouldn't ever
allow anyone to make me feel this way. But I'm
letting her anyway...
- This Needs A Name
I've spent weeks searching for old memories across the
web, when all the time it wasn't memories I was looking
for but moments...
- An Idea
It would be nice if I could let people experience what
I'm feeling in my life, rather than just making
- Still Here
After being at Geocities for 2 years, I have finally
moved into my own domain at namesuppressed.com. A
number of factors contributed to the decision...