Entries from February 2009

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

My worst career mistake. Ever.

Painful though it is to admit it (and I’m only just allowing myself to), I did possibly the most stupid thing I have ever done in what passes for a career last summer. After, that is, not doing a law degree and becoming a corporate lawyer on a six-figure salary. Obviously. For only last August […]

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

The slow, sad death of print #2

Just as Haymarket canned Promotions & Incentive‘s print edition, it also made Marketing Direct web-only. I’m not as sad about this, though I did work on its launch about 10 years ago and have written and subbed on it over the years, so it does affect me. And like P&I, the web-only move means just […]

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Easy web grabs

Paparazzi! v0.4.3 is a great little utility that lets you grab the whole of a web page, even it extends below the bottom of your screen.   Saves a lot of time grabbing twice, then stitching together in Photoshop. Just type the URL in the space provided and hit the Capture button. You can also […]

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The slow, sad death of print #1

A sad day for me recently with the news that one of my very first freelance titles is closing its print edition. Haymarket has decided that Promotions and Incentives mag isn’t cost effective to print and distribute any more. I am genuinely sorry. Obviously that’s because I won’t get to write any more thrilling features […]

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Exeter animation festival

One of the things I do when I’m not pretending to be a journalist is animation. I love stop-frame particularly (that’s Wallace & Gromit-style puppetry) and I managed to spend a very happy three months last summer on the Bristol Animation Course on a kind of sabbatical from work. I didn’t manage to blog about […]

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Death of the sub-editor

Recently a sub I know was made redundant by a trade magazine. The grand total of sub-editors it now employs is zero. While we both found this shocking, he found it a lot more shocking than I did (and not just because it was his job that went belly up). In fact, this a recurrent […]