The alien world of the unknown

I recently started a job at SECTION6, and to be honest I feel way out of my depth. Firstly, let’s get something straight. I’d like to think I know my stuff when it comes to enterprise IT. I’ve been solving problems since pre-2k, but all of this experience has no …

What’s in a garage?

While cleaning out my garage a week ago, I started thinking – not just about how much crap I have – but also about human ingenuity in general. Take the humble household garage as an example. Us humans have an interesting history with garages. We use it as our spare …

Getting past the blank canvas

Picture this scenario; you’re feeling creative, like really creative. You just want to make something out of nothing. No boundaries exist with what you’ll cook up! You get out your tools and are poised ready for magic to happen. But it doesn’t. The pen is ready, the empty canvas is …

Can’t handle the silence

I’m sure you’ve noticed how many people wear headphones during the day – you might be one of them yourself. There are headphone-wearers on the street, on the train, walking around the office, sitting on the couch at home. These folks shut themselves off from the world around them and …

The answer is not out there

The answer is not ‘out there’, it’s here. In your heart and mind. The self-help and motivational industries are massive at the moment. Money is flowing everywhere. Why? Because people like you and me want to be better people and live better lives. But if there is so much available …

Worry no more

Best. Workflow. Ever. This workflow is printed out and posted on the wall right above my screen at work. It serves as a regular reminder of how to approach any situation in which you might be worried about. It’s so simple and so true. Although sometimes, it’s sure as hell …

Ask the kids what they think

Do you like other people deciding what you should wear? What you should eat? Where you’ll go on the weekend? No, amiright? If you’ve been asked to perform a task, would you be happy if that person then completed the task because they didn’t trust you? How about if you’re …

Your superhero power

What would your superhero power be? Mine, without a shadow of a doubt, would be the power of flight. The freedom of the entire sky at my feet. How awesome must that feeling be…sigh. But you know what? You don’t need superhero powers to save the world. The world needs …

On becoming a fitness fanatic

I train 4-5 times a week on average. My fitness regime ranges between HIIT (High intensity interval training) workouts, running, ‘standard’ gym sessions, and agility-based workouts. As well as some lesser activities in-between. How did I get here? I ask myself this everyday day… 3 years ago, my definition of …

Deep breath

In…out. In… Out… That’s all it takes to avoid anger and potentially making a bad situation worse. A little while ago I found myself getting irritated with many little things. Things that didn’t warrant getting all riled up over like containers not packed away correctly, something not working when it …