2010 Top Posts

This blog is four years old today.

Here are some of the popular posts from the past 12 months:

This list is a lot shorter than in previous years. I’ve been doing just as much thinking and even writing, just not so much publishing, especially in the second half of the year.

Recently I’ve been working on a new series which will be posted here shortly, for your entertainment and amusement. So, stand by for those…

While I haven’t been as prolific in terms of blog posts this year, I have substituted a little with tweets.

It’s exactly two years since my first tentative tweet. This year I tweeted over 1100 times (mostly re-tweets, to be fair).

Here is a selection of some of my favourites:

I wonder if a farmer would find coding in objective-c as satisfying as I find digging a trench? Doubt it.
January 12th

Now infected with Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid. Hopefully just the right amounts?
February 16th

I really hate forms which ask me to specify an occupation. I need an “it’s complicated” option.
February 17th

Amused by a business experience described as being “like a roller coaster” – what, up slowly, down quickly and ending back where it started?
March 29th

Noise, Repetition, and Sleep Deprivation are all brutal torture techniques. Our 5 year old and 2 year old have perfected the combo.
April 6th

“The cloud” is the latest technical term which technical people think everybody understands, but actually nobody does.
May 7th

Lap pools or, worse, flow jet pools, are like Ab Flex machines for rich guys. It’s not the equipment that makes you fit.
May 27th

In the US the nacho chips and coca-cola are bottomless, and as a result the people are not.
June 24th

Finally POS means Point-of-Sale: http://www.vendhq.com/ (disclosure: I’m a director and investor)
July 20th

Just rain all day, no sign of spring, autumn or summer anywhere #rockretractions
September 16th

Lots of companies want to be design-led like Apple. But few have a benign dictator with the necessary taste and good judgement to be CEO.
November 4th

The Case Against Buying Christmas Presents http://j.mp/hLE0Jh
December 8th

I hope you enjoy a happy start to the New Year!