Monthly Archives: November 2011

UX (User Experience) For The Under-5’s And Their Teachers

Nov 26th, 2011

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For those of you who don’t know the term ‘UX’ means User Expe­ri­ence, some­thing I feel I’ve long been aware of but nev­er had a name for until my sons got into the world of the web many years ago. The phrase makes per­fect sense once you think about it. I think about it most […]

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A Fond Farewell

Nov 25th, 2011

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Steve Job­s… You died near­ly two months ago. I am still writ­ing and stor­ing these blog arti­cles on a beloved iMac which is over 10 years old – thank you. In so many ways I haven’t moved with the times and yet thanks to Steve I have. I am for­tu­nate to have one of the […]

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Prosody — A New Word For Me

Nov 25th, 2011

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I’ve tak­en the lib­er­ty of using this descrip­tion from the Cen­ter for Spo­ken Lan­guage Under­stand­ing at Ore­gon Health and Sci­ence Uni­ver­si­ty. Prosody involves “…the melody, tim­ing and into­na­tion of speech, refers to the ‘how it is said’ not to the ‘what is said’ of lan­guage”. “We use prosody to con­vey mean­ing, intent and emo­tions. The […]

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For All You 30-Something ‘Successful’ People

Nov 5th, 2011

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The time is com­ing. There is much you should be think­ing about. Have you met the part­ner of your dreams? That’s great. If you haven’t don’t get des­per­ate – I’ve seen what ‘desperate’ can do when they have to meet on match­dot­com and then ‘have’ to have a child because time is run­ning out (By […]

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