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This Blog Has Moved!

Right, so yes, five years ago I moved to github pages, and never bothered to redirect any of these pages there. Now I've moved on from there, and... Finally I am using my real domain, . My blog is now at .  See you there!

Why to Start a Startup in a Bad Economy

Why to Start a Startup in a Bad Economy

Gender Stereotyping

I'm very interested in the subject of gender stereotyping, which probably isn't surprising as I'm a girl in a predominantly male industry.  And I like cars, and sports, and get irritated if people assume I'm not "allowed" to be interested in these things. Far from being discriminated against, however, I find many people ask me why there aren't more women in the industry and what can be done to encourage girls into IT.  If these questions were easy to answer, they wouldn't have to be asked. But one of my personal theories is around how we raise our children.  Yes, it's possible that girls are genetically, for some reason, averse to technical types of roles.  Or that the working environments don't appeal to the feminine mindset.  But if you tell kids from an early age that some things are for boys and some are for girls, there just aren't going to be enough girls studying "boys" subjects later in life to get a large proportion of th

Nine Things Developers Want More Than Money

Nine Things Developer Want More Than Money Read if you're a developer and wondering what's missing from your job. Read if you're a manager and you're looking to recruit the right types of developers.  In particular be honest with yourself over whether your organisation is more aligned to "hygiene" or "motivation".  At least one of the poor job decisions I have made is because the role was mis-sold as one and turned out to be the other.

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