Glow in the dark trees

July 23, 2013By David HornEverything Else

This caught my eye (and reminded me of the pavements that generated electricity), glowing plants that could be used to create sustainable natural lighting. Clever. The people behind it were looking for $65,000 on Kickstarter to help fund their project. They raised $484,013. Those that backed them on Kickstarter are going to be getting seeds … Read More

In which I talk about the book I’m writing

July 9, 2013By David HornEverything Else, Training

It’s not a very closely kept secret – I’ve had a little notice at the top of the page for a couple of weeks, but the time has finally arrived to take the wrappers off of the book I’m writing. I’m writing a manual for website owners which will guide those who have recently launched a … Read More

Around The Web – June 2013

July 4, 2013By David HornEverything Else, On the interwebs

The monthly round up of useful things I’ve found in the past … ooh, 30 days or so. Dealing with broken padlocks on ecommerce sites: Occasionally, a site I’m working on will throw up problems around it’s security certificate … an ecommerce site would typically require every element on it’s page be referencing a secure … Read More

Around the web – May 2013

June 6, 2013By David HornEverything Else, On the interwebs

Oops … I’m a bit late with the monthly round up this month. It’s been a month of travelling, prosthetic limbs (not mine!), and family funerals (again, not mine). So bear with me … but some good stuff found around and about: Single purpose, digital Camera for kids A couple of years ago, we bought … Read More

Thought for the day

May 28, 2013By David HornEverything Else

The ever quotable Tom Waits: “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns.” See also: ‘Our minds need to go on a diet‘

God’s away on business

October 25, 2012By David HornEverything Else, On the interwebs

Every now and again I’m completely blown away by the people I’ve met online.  Supremely talented, incredibly generous, and generally marvellous.  Never more so than this week when the good people of The Kenspeckle Letterpress, put this blog post online.   My love of all things Tom Waits is well documented and just about tolerated … Read More

I Don’t Understand The Facebook IPO

May 18, 2012By David HornBusiness, Everything Else

I don’t understand the Facebook IPO.  Or, more to the point: as a potential (extremely small) investor, I don’t understand clearly enough how it would make me money. If I were a growth fund manager then yes, I’d be in there all guns blazing … it would make good sense to buy as much Facebook … Read More