Joining the P9 Family Summit tomorrow

Point Nine (P9) is an early-stage venture capital firm I’ve been following for a while. Almost exactly two years to be precise. I was in Dublin for SaaStock 2018, in, well, 2018, and I met one of their partners, Louis Coppey. It’s entirely possible (indeed likely) that he doesn’t remember me, but our brief conversation …

Why I won’t be watching the new Attenborough film on Netflix

I won’t be watching Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet any time soon. Not because I disagree with it or it’s premise. Neither is it because I dislike David Attenborough — on the contrary, I love him and what he stands for. But I don’t need to watch it. Our environment is, to use the …

Podcast Series 1 Round-up and Series 2 Launch

Originally published on the Fatal Error website. When you get right down to it, I had no business starting a podcast. Especially one about climate change. I’m neither famous, nor particularly great at public speaking, and in the grand scheme of things know precious little about the climate emergency. But instead of worry about it, …

The Work-From-Home Snatch and Grab is Distasteful

In the midst of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak we’re living through, a number of companies and individuals are having to contend with working from home for the first time. Referred to by most of us as remote, or distributed, work. For most this is not by choice, and for many this is actually against …

Free CV Template for 2019: The one-page resumé template that (still) doesn’t suck.

My old post A CV Template That Doesn’t Suck is still one of the most popular ones. And it totally makes sense given how many crappy CVs I’ve had the misfortune of receiving over the past few years. People invariably know, deep down, two things: A sucky CV doesn’t get you interviews Your CV probably sucks …

Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship: Travel scholarship to WordCamp US

The WordPress Foundation recently announced the launch of the Kim Parsell Memorial Scholarship. Kim, a contributor to the WordPress project who recently passed away, was passionate about WordPress and particularly about involving women – and older women – in tech. The scholarship will cover attendance, travel and lodging expenses for attending WordCamp US (to be held for …

Charlatan, Martyr, Hustler.

Yesterday Matt mentioned this poster by Joey Roth in conversation about how to strike a balance between getting things done and designing the “perfect” product or experience. I love posters like these where graphic designers are able to convey with just a few (21!) simple lines a relatively complicated thing to explain in words. More importantly …