Feature creep and limitations

One of the first things I'd imagine a lot of freelancers experience is feature creep. What is feature creep?As the simplest definition, feature creep refers to the myriad small changes that go beyond the initial approved plan, introducing unplanned additions and cause the project to drag. As a freelance…

New Year 2013

Another year passes, another mayan apocalypse averted, another year to add to my tally of those lived through. As usual many of us are busy making predictions and new years resolutions that inevitably we shall not keep to. I've made a few of my own and will document them here…

Happy Holidays 2012

Whether you're a follower of religion, or a subscriber to dieties, it must be agreed that it's great how so many people get together and celebrate at roughly this time of year. Any excuse to give, receive, take some good food, catch up with friends and relatives and generally be…

Time = Money

The reason I've been uncharacteristically quiet this month (nigh on two weeks), is due to moving residence. It's a minor jump to the title of this blog post but trust me it's all linked! The lease of my previous place of residence ended on the 10th of December and as…

Advanced networking

I overheard people talking about business cards today which made me start to think back to my experiences at Drupal Downunder 2012 and the art of advanced networking. In the space of almost three days I accrued a wallet full of business cards. I can only imagine some were interested…

Lessons in customer relations

Only recently have I noticed the dramatic effect a little bit of feedback from a business can have on customers; myself as the customer and the businesses being The University of Nottingham and Meriton Serviced Apartments. The Backstory As some may know I spent a lot of time whilst studying…

My first attempt at art

Contrary to popular belief I am quite a creative person. However, this does not manifest itself in the same way as it does for conventional creativity. What I assume most people think, as this is what I previously thought, was that to be creative you had to be fantastic at…

Pick 3

I may not be the busiest person in the world, indeed I'm often looking to be busier; things to keep me occupied are good! At any one time. I'll have a few side projects on the go at any one time which makes accomplishing other things difficult. Each of them…