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Outlander and Why the Internet Means There’s No Such Thing as a Guilty Pleasure Anymore

I was recently told by my partner, in a roundabout way, that I watch an inordinate amount of rubbish, nay embarrassing, television. I felt naturally affronted, but in all fairness I knew exactly what he meant. I fall into every cliché going when it comes to what’s on the box: I’m a sucker for period dramas, female-centred comedies, romance, and the dorkiest of dorky fantasy. I am that person whose Netfilx recommended list features categories like ‘Period Dramas with a Strong Female Lead’, ‘Romantic Comedies Featuring a Strong Female Lead’, and ‘Cult Classics with a Strong Female Lead’. Read More >>

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The World Couldn’t Give A Toss About Your ‘Senior’ Job Title

Every time someone introduces themselves as a senior developer, senior designer, senior whatever, I cringe. Perhaps in some jobs it's a title that is used correctly, but my experience in developing software is that it's almost always applied for the wrong reasons. Read More >>

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I Took a Bath in a Giant Tub of Beer, for My Health

The Czech Republic is a nation renowned for its beer. The home of Pilsner, with first class breweries everywhere you turn, you're as likely to find a great place to stop off for a pint on its street corners as you are to see a Starbucks or McDonalds in the UK. However, for my recent trip to the Czech Republic I wanted to go one better than just getting sloshed drinking beer – I wanted to bathe in the stuff. Read More >>