Keeping a Diary in a Networked World


It’s the last day of the year and I’m approaching 400,000 words for my 'personal' diary. I write every day but am conscious of a pile of notebooks, tapes and letters dating back to the 80’s.  I’d be keen to digitise them.  Or to at least make the words searchable and safe.  No idea if anyone would ever want to read them.  Or even if I’d want them to.  Some words are written for the self. Today Continue Reading

13 Things to Remember for 2013


I'm not big on New Years resolutions but I do like to remind myself what's important.  I thought if I were to write myself a list for the next 12 months I might be able to focus and make even more of the year ahead. Also, if I share it here, I might be more inclined to remember it. 13 Things to remember: 1. Life doesn't have to be complicated. Instead of taking on a whole heap of Continue Reading

My Gran is on Twitter

My Grandmother is on twitter. Not in the conventional sense.. kicking back with a Macbook Pro, tweetdeck running on a separate screen. No, my Nonna only really geeks out on her sewing machine. It's the only tech she can really operate with confidence. With everything else it's "Computer says no.." She can't really operate the home phone if she has to use more than one button. Yet through me.. Continue Reading