"Pick Yourself Up and Pull Yourself Together," Installation at London's South Bank by Alex Chinneck

Pull Yourself Together

One reason I love London is stumbling across art installations like this. Read the full post »
Computer code on a screen

Blog revamp

I've made some design changes to this blog. For those who are interested, here are the details. Read the full post »
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Zero inbox – an update

How to manage a lot of email, using (mainly free) tools in Outlook.  Shows how to keep a "zero inbox".  An approach loosely based on Getting Things Done. Read the full post »
An all male panel at the Global Summit for Women

The Pledge

I have resolved not to participate in a panel that does not contain at least one woman (not including the chair of the panel). Read the full post »
A picture of the National Audit Office

No smoking gun – DFID and the surge in spending

Press reports about the NAO report on DFID budget management in 2013 are wholly misleading. DFID actually comes out of the report pretty well. There is a cautionary tale here for DFID, but it isn’t about the way it manages its budget. It is that the sharks are circling, and they do not seem to be very interested in the facts. Read the full post »