This week, I:

  • Made some tweaks to the design of this website, with new highlight and underline effects which I wanted to evoke a printed document that had been marked up by hand (for example, see the consulting page).
  • Had a delightful working lunch and stroll around Salisbury with my friend James Spackman.
  • Caught up with Philip Jones at The Bookseller and agreed to put a panel together for the Futurebook conference later in the year, the first such in-person event I’ll have attended for a couple of years.
  • Got commissioned to write a comment piece for them as well.
  • Agreed a second round of work with a public sector client.
  • Did some local networking by going to meet my near-neighbours at Riverside Publishing Solutions in Lower Woodford.
  • Completed the first week of Scott Page’s course on modelling on Coursera.
  • Read a new academic paper that appeared on Google Scholar that was almost exactly what I had wanted to cover with my DBA, so both helpful to see more advanced thinking and also necessary to adjust to account for it.
  • Tried and enjoyed two different bottles of Lodi Zinfandel, one with James and one over supper with neighbours.
  • Was at my desk the rest of the week, including a couple of long days, hardly exercised, and paid for it with back pain.