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23 things I learnt about blogging in 2012

With CycleLove approaching its first birthday (and no doubt some teething pains and temper tantrums imminent), it seemed like a sensible time to recap on lessons learned over the course...

If it’s waking you up, try writing it down

If you're losing sleep because you can't stop thinking about something, here's a disarmingly simple tip from Chris Guillebeau, author of The Art of Non-Conformity and The $100 Startup. I kept waking up...

Extreme program your life β€” do first, optimise last

Working as a digital designer (and amateur programmer) in Scotland I was briefly exposed (1) to the software development methodology of 'extreme programming', whose creator Kent Beck advocated coding first, and optimising...

How to stop being a graphic designer

If you're a designer and love your job, stop reading now. This article is not for you. But if being a graphic designer is getting you down, you need to...