Reflections on working in and around tech and policy, and tips for people seeking roles similar to the sorts of jobs I've done.
— 06 Oct 2023
Some tips for running text-to-image models on your Apple laptop.
— 01 Aug 2023
Next slide please.
— 15 May 2023
Always judge a deck by its cover.
— 12 May 2023
Tidy formula bar, tidy mind.
— 10 May 2023
The format menu is mightier than the sword.
— 08 May 2023
A behind-the-scenes look at generating 1,000+ digital collectibles.
— 11 Apr 2022
The best policy projects succeed because of skill as well as brainpower.
— 04 Sep 2021
A quick categorisation of technology in government.
— 20 Aug 2021
Some tips for playing a generalist public policy career on hard mode.
— 14 Jul 2021
Reform is the route to better outcomes for both drivers and riders.
— 19 Mar 2021
Three lessons in behavioural economics from the little sponge cakes with the smashing orangey bit.
— 17 Feb 2021
But our Princess is on another console!
— 07 Nov 2020
But how many is too many?
— 10 Sep 2020
You can't avoid sending them, so you might as well make them good.
— 27 Jun 2020
If life gives you lemons, delete them and don't look back.
— 21 Jun 2020
Can you solve this social distancing maths puzzle?
— 27 Mar 2020
Twelve tips for making remote working work.
— 15 Mar 2020
Ba da ba ba bah, please apply more rigour to your product naming conventions.
— 17 Feb 2020
Three reflections on 500 examples of artificial intelligence in action.
— 23 Nov 2018
People do their best work when technology is a superpower, not an obstacle.
— 12 Oct 2018
Call off the design agency, I've finished next year's logos already.
— 14 Sep 2018
Do people who take public transport even have user needs?
— 04 Sep 2018
Plus some reflections on what it means for the wider tech policy debate.
— 12 Jun 2018
Whatever were they thinking?
— 22 May 2018
It's never been easier or more affordable to get started.
— 05 Feb 2018
TfL and the Mayor say it's about public safety, but want to ban a service that has pioneered safety features. What's going on?
— 25 Sep 2017
Doesn't anybody around here understand the necessary hashtags?
— 26 May 2017
Our political parties are on Twitter, but what are they talking about?
— 11 Apr 2017
Spoiler alert: they already know you visited this site.
— 22 Nov 2016
Must be modern, progressive, and capable of winning the next election.
— 03 Jul 2016
You have to let it all go: fear, doubt, disbelief. Free your mind.
— 19 Jan 2016
Never underestimate the power of user experience design.
— 27 Dec 2015
Now you're playing with Super Power!
— 27 Oct 2015
Software as a service makes all the difference.
— 08 Aug 2015
You can keep your 1080p HDTV, my SNES games look a million times better on a monitor that's nearly 30 years old.
— 02 Aug 2015
It's not about tacking left or right, it's about the future.
— 24 Jul 2015
Rolling updates from the tenth National Digital Conference.
— 25 Jun 2015
Let's draw full fiscal autonomy for Scotland and see what it looks like.
— 21 Jun 2015
I don't send official advice to Ministers these days. But if I did, it might go a little something like this.
— 20 May 2015
You can take your pick of tax rises or spending cuts on 7 May, but a truly digital approach to government could carve a better path altogether.
— 03 May 2015
It's general election time, and seven parties have set out their plans to run the country. But can any of them even manage to run a website?
— 25 Apr 2015
The inheritance tax debate is all heat and no light. Here are ten common myths that don’t survive contact with reality.
— 19 Apr 2015
I'm afraid so. But it's a pretty good one.
— 22 Mar 2015
Let's make our future in the United Kingdom.
— 16 Sep 2014
Platforms, innovation and new ways of working.
— 01 Aug 2014
Only a Secretary of State for Digital can bring the coherence we need on digital and technology policy. Discuss.
— 04 Jun 2014
Don't come any closer with that PDF. Didn't anyone tell you about the web?
— 23 May 2014
This is my first post.
— 06 May 2014