How to avoid withdrawal symptoms when your smartphone needs repaired

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Technology | 2 Comments
How to avoid withdrawal symptoms when your smartphone needs repaired

It’s a very modern type of crisis – how on earth do you cope if you have to send your smartphone away for repair? It’s been preying on my mind ever since I got my first smartphone five years ago. What would I do if it broke, or I lost it, and I was deprived of […]

One sleep or two: is an unbroken 8 hours an unnatural aspiration?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Productivity | 3 Comments
One sleep or two:  is an unbroken 8 hours an unnatural aspiration?

The received wisdom nowadays is that getting 7 or 8 hours of quality sleep per night is vital if your want to maintain good health, but I don’t know many people that actually achieve this ideal. Personally I manage to spend around 7 hours in bed each night but this is only rarely a continuous, […]

A modern creative workflow

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Productivity | 9 Comments
A modern creative workflow

Jack Kerouac typed furiously on a continuous scroll in a benzedrine fuelled frenzy. Roald Dahl retreated to his shed, placed a board over his blanketed knees and started writing longhand.  Paul Theroux’s product was finished after he’d produced two handwritten drafts from his notebooks. My  own creative workflow comes across as rather convoluted and tech reliant when compared to […]