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Powerpoint, presentations and design

There has always been something difficult about PowerPoint. Blank slides just seem so desparately blank; surely cheery, colourful, dramatic slides would be perfect to hang words on: a source of inspiration should one dry up mid-spiel. Well, whilst they may help, I think Edward Tufte has identified some of the key issues in his paper [...]

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If it can, it will

The cellar flooded as the snow melted, and our submersible pump chose this moment to retire; my year-old toddling son has killed our printer; he, his brother and my wife are suffering from a flu-like vomiting bug; the car’s alternator wiring has short circuited, and finally our SAS server was strangled by an Active Directory [...]

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Welcome to and my first blog entry!

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