About this blog

me-three-840-496Hi, I’m Terry Madeley, and I enjoy reading about art and design, culture, data, education, technology and the web. I’m confused by a lot of it, to be honest, so I’m using this blog to help me think about what I find. It’s a little erratic sometimes, but that’s ok.

Just think of this as a smaller and less efficient version of my Pinboard page. That’s where I first save links to things I’ve read, after going through each day’s email newsletters and RSS feeds and so on. I’ll then select something to post here, at some later point.

I think the best thing about this blog—well, any WordPress blog, I think—is the ?random link. Add that to your blog somewhere, and you’ll find yourself saying “Oh, I’d forgotten I’d written that!” over and over again.

About this blog’s structure

We’ll get along fine once you realise I’m not very consistent here. This collection of over a thousand posts has gone through a number of platforms and domain names over the years, and I regularly change my mind about how to organise and display everything. My archive page explains how I’m categorising things currently.

A little about me

me-and-my-phoneI graduated with an Interactive Arts degree in the 90s and since the seemingly obligatory, albeit brief stint as a web designer, I’ve worked reasonably happily with a range of student record systems across a number of universities, colleges and schools, leading teams and developing processes. You can find out more about all that on LinkedIn.

As well as being a collection of links to various articles, I’m also experimenting with using this site to display some of my photography and writing. It’s a little rough around the edges and far from complete. I may expand on that, I may not, who knows.

I am being what I would seem to be

“I quite agree with you,” said the Duchess; “and the moral of that is—‘Be what you would seem to be’—or, if you’d like it put more simply—‘Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.’”