How universities have changed

How universities have changed

I can remember when universities used to treat students with utter contempt and disregard, while pampering and spoiling the professors and lecturers, indulging their every whim and acquiescing to their most selfish and childish demands – usually to the utter...
My superpower is eggs

My superpower is eggs

I make great eggs. Really seriously ‘restaurant-grade’ boiled, poached or scrambled eggs. Omelettes are a specialty, and I make a baked egg stack with pancetta that is out of this world. You’d think that a boiled egg is just a boiled egg – but...
Blockchain music

Blockchain music

Pledge Music’s CEO Benji Rogers wrote a blog post that has been doing the rounds recently. It’s called How the Blockchain and VR Can Change the Music Industry. It’s worth a read – and particularly since many of the people commenting on it seem...
The world is ordinary

The world is ordinary

A lot of people confuse “the news” with “how the world is”. That’s not what the news is about. The news is the unusual, the extreme, the extraordinary, the exception. The news draws attention to the world acting out of character....
Not sitting still

Not sitting still

Like the word ‘genius’, the term ‘life-changing’ gets thrown about way too easily and so often without merit. My friend Adam posted something on his Facebook page today that conveyed the strict meaning of life changing. It was in reference to...
The #MTFScandi Documentary

The #MTFScandi Documentary

One of the things we do at Music Tech Fest is to film everything that happens on the main stage – from performances and demonstrations through to hacker presentations. At #MTFScandi in UmeĆ„ back in May, the brilliant Fanni Fazakas (aka Rumex) pointed her camera...