Posts by Matt

Be Careful What You Wish For

How many blog posts out there start with “It’s been a while…”? Well, it has been a while. And with good reason. A dramatic amount of stuff has changed in my life this year, and with so much change, I haven’t known where to start. So I’ll start with the changes themselves… In January I […]

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Personality Wins

My mate Ryan alerted me to an excellent article today. Although I’d never heard of Christopher Kimball or his magazine “Cook’s Illustrated” (I’m not much of a cook) I loved the story of his idiosyncratic personality, and the magazine’s anything-but-business-as-usual model, and its (going by mainstream publishing wisdom) unlikely success. It’s a fascinating and entertaining […]

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UX Australia, a Love Letter

I only learned one thing at UX Australia this year. No, that’s not a complaint. UX Australia 2011 was one of the conferences I’ve most enjoyed attending, ever. It’s just that I never really learn anything at a conference. Not that I’m all super smart and know it all already, it’s just that learning takes […]

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Big Deal

In May 2008, due to organiser confusion, I spoke with Leisa Reichelt at the first second next conference (flipping through my own blog reminded me that I missed next07). The conference was organised by Sinnerschrader, my employer at the time, and after meeting Leisa at reboot the year previous, I put in a good word […]

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The Right Stylus

Last year I wrote a few bits (here and here) about trying find and build just the right stylus for my iPad. No luck. This March I was in Hong Kong and while waiting in a train station gadget shop for a friend buying some iSomething or another, I noticed a chunky, angular pen, with […]

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