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Ramblings on business, web, mobile and all things digital

Not the future we deserve, but the one we need

26 Apr

We’re living exciting times, but the near-future still has plenty of great digital advancements yet to come. Here’s some thoughts on where we could/should be in the next few years with regards to our devices and data… I’ve just got back from the excellent “Glass vs Rift” event at Bournemouth’s equally excellent Open Device Lab. […]

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1: TODO
2: TODO
3: TODO

21 Oct

I have a bad memory. Actually, I have a good memory but a poor ability to recall it at the appropriate time. When left uncontrolled, things I have to do haunt me. Generally when I’m driving or trying to sleep so can’t do anything about them. Stuff I should have done, stuff I should do, […]

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Installing Magento on IISExpress

04 Aug

I’m currently evaluating various ecommerce platforms, the golden child of which lately appears to be Magento. Giving the system requirements a quick glance I noticed the lack of support for Windows and IIS. I’ve been very impressed with Microsoft’s support for non-MS stuff lately and the ease at which you can get PHP sites up […]

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Anxiety into action

05 Jun

I had a thought and posted a tweet the other day, reflecting on it (along many other throw away thoughts) I decided it deserved more substance than the 140 character limited snippet it was. The key to surviving running a business is the ability to turn anxiety into action. #dansfacts — Dan Thomas (@DannyT) May […]

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Keep up!

31 Mar

The next slide in my series on how to suck at running a business, suggests getting comfortable with what you know… View presentation View full size Our mistake Hands up who remembers Classic ASP? I do. It was our weapon of choice once upon a time. Classic ASP was Microsoft’s first server-side scripting language, first […]

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Single Service Agency

29 Mar

The first slide in my “How to suck at running a business” presentation suggests to do anything for money, even if you suck at it. This was one of my earliest mistakes when starting out. View presentation View full size Starting up a business is a daunting task, fear of failure at the outset will […]

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How to suck at running a business

24 Mar

Come August 14, 2013 I will have been running Moov2 for 10 years. I’m far from the best “business” person in the world but wanted to share some learnings from a decade of working in the digital tech industry. Presentation I recently attended Barcamp Bournemouth 5 at which I gave a presentation titled “How to […]

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Theme update

23 Mar

I’ve just pushed up the latest incarnation of my own theme for this blog. Building on the foundations of my previous efforts but a completely overhauled design. Typecast I started off in Typecast which I’d definitely recommend as a first step. This allowed me to focus on getting the typography, colour palette and layout I […]

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Typography

15 Dec

I recently sat down to task myself with finding out more about Typography, driven by how uncomfortable I feel with how I’ve thrown together this site’s theme and the awkward, messy lack of structure used (UPDATE: since writing this I’ve released an update to the theme I’m much happier with). It’s an area I’ve never […]

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Thoughts on Orchard CMS

02 Dec

We’ve recently been doing some Intranet work at Moov2, after much deliberation we settled on using Orchard as our platform of choice. This wasn’t an obvious choice as Orchard does not claim to be targeted as an Intranet platform but it suited our needs. The reasons for choosing it I’ll share in another post (we […]

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