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Island Life

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Port Mooar near Maughold in the Isle of Man
Port Mooar near Maughold in the Isle of ManCredit: . License: CC BY-SA 3.0

As 2014 drew to a close, I received an intriguing email via LinkedIn, the business-oriented, social network. This one, like innumerable others, invited me to consider a new software development position.

However, this email didn’t follow the usual recruiter boilerplate. It came directly from the employer. It had a friendly tone. There was a little ego-boosting flattery. Most importantly though, it was obvious that the employer had actually considered my particular skill-set — a small detail you might think, but it makes a heck of a lot of difference to a company’s credibility in my eyes.1

There was also the tantalising suggestion of a relocation to the Isle of Man.

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Ello, Ello

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I have a handful of invitations for Ello going spare. Ello, in case you haven’t heard of it, is a new social network that is free of advertisements, tracking and other forms of privacy intrusion.

If you’d like to join this great community (and get your preferred user-name while it’s still available), get in touch with me on Twitter or send me an email and I’ll send you an invitation.1

Note: I will need your email address in order to send an invitation code. I will not use this for any other purpose, ever (see the Privacy Policy).

You can find me on Ello as @__darkblue.

  1. I have a limited supply of invitations. I am offering these on a first-come, first-served basis.

A CSS Refresh for 2015

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In which I prepare for 2015 with a subtle re-design, employing the amazing flexbox layout model.

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