Going iPodless — conclusion

Throughout the month of February, I planned to avoid using my iPod outdoors. Check out the first post for the reasons behind the experiment, and the second post for my thoughts after two weeks. My thoughts at the end of the month were not too different to the first two weeks. But the novelty had […]

The iPodless experiment — two weeks in

I am now two weeks into my experiment to avoid using my iPod outdoors. So I thought I would provide an update at the midway point. The first day went really well. It felt really odd at first, and it still does feel odd to leave the office for my lunchtime walk without my iPod […]

Going iPodless — an experiment

I have long struggled with my use of portable music devices. The appeal to listen to audio on the go is strong. It probably started off as a novelty, or as something to keep me occupied on long train journeys. Back then it was a relatively cumbersome personal CD player. Then MP3 players came and […]

Online dating etiquette

So I’ve joined some dating websites and looked at some people’s profiles. There’s only one thing for it — I have to contact someone. But how do you go about it? It’s difficult enough talking to people in real life. How on earth do you approach a stranger online? I was buoyed somewhat by the […]