Writing from February 2010

News week, day 1

I was anticipating a period in this news project when I would feel lost and like nothing was working. Most projects have them. I just didn’t expect the feeling to start before I’d begun: last night was full of dreams in which I was endlessly reading and summarising news websites but getting nowhere and making no sense.


In Misc on 1 February 2010. 1 comment. Permalink

News week, day 2

Today started a little better than yesterday on the news project. With two days’ worth of news I was already starting to see themes that would extend across the week, stories that would be worth condensing and summarising in a weekly round-up. But I’ve also started wondering if I’m trying to tackle the wrong problem.


In Misc on 2 February 2010. 4 comments. Permalink

Replace comments with letters pages

I like this, a CSS file that hides comments on many popular websites. It feels a bit like we’re very slowly turning a corner when it comes to how we think of commenting (unless it’s merely my wishful thinking).


In Misc on 4 February 2010. 1 comment. Permalink

Week 347

Weeknotes always seem to be written by people who are extremely busy and/or enthusiastic. Let’s look back at last week (346) and momentarily buck that trend.


In Week notes on 8 February 2010. Permalink

Week 348

It turns out I’m no good at blocking off time for my own projects. I managed to resist earlier in the month, but now the next fortnight, which was going to be nicely open, is chock full. Thankfully, it’s all good stuff.


In Week notes on 16 February 2010. Permalink

Week 349

This past week I’ve been working with BERG, the other side of our office’s internal wall, on their El Morro project.


In Week notes on 27 February 2010. Permalink