2009 was the year of the Ox
The year 2009 (MMIX) was a common year that started on a Thursday. In the Gregorian calendar, it was the 2009th year of the Common Era or of Anno Domini; the 9th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century; and the 10th and last of the 2000s decade.
Simple lists of my top albums and top tracks from the last twelve months.
People sometimes ask if my talks have been filmed. Well, most have not been recorded, were screwed up during recording, or are being sat on by the organisers.
It’s taken me over a week to collate all that follows, with videos, slides, images and reports still appearing day by day.
In early 2006, a book called CSS Mastery was published. Written expertly by Andy, it also featured case studies from Cameron and myself, plus a foreword from Dan.
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
In just two years, Erskine Design grew from two people working at home into a full-fledged agency of eight, working with some major clients.
Yesterday I was very fortunate to speak at @Media 2009. It’s been a fun but intense few days, so here’s my rushed summary.
The Netherlands (Leiden, specifically) will be an EE honeypot on 22nd and 23rd October 2009, for the inaugural ExpressionEngine & CodeIgniter Conference (EECI2009).
It’s turning into a busy speaking year. As well as a few business and university talks, I recently presented as part of the Future Of Web Apps Tour.
On an eerily foggy day in May, we laid my Dad to rest at the head of the Hope Valley. Just myself, my Mam, and a lone crow that arrived at the beginning, stayed throughout, then left as we did.
I’ve had a wonderful week off, including a five-hour drive to remote Wasdale in the Lake District, with two full days of trekking and scrambling.
Last week, shortly after bringing Erskine Socials into the world, we quietly (finally) launched our shared blog, named Erskine Labs.
I recently realised that the main thing missing from my life over the “web years” has been my love and understanding of mountains and national parks.
In last month’s .net magazine (Practical Web Design outside the UK) we were featured across a lovely two-page profile.
I’d decided not to write about the Watchmen movie, partly because I’m the kind of fan many of you will dislike: I only read the comics a few months ago.
Extra bit of speaking news. I’ll be presenting Knowing Your Audience on the Leeds leg of the freshly-announced Future Of Web Apps Tour.
Having read the thing cover-to-cover over the weekend, I was just about to write a detailed post about my friend Mark Boulton’s new PDF book A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web.
Its been a truly hectic start to 2009 with many complex projects on the go, plus some smashing “in-the-field” activity.
In December, the secret was out, and on Christmas Eve Eve, our friends at EllisLab published an interview all about Agile Records.
Approximately five minutes before we finished for Christmas and ran to the pub, we launched something we've been tinkering with for five months.