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Ben Barden

Our online, filtered lives

This post was originally titled, “What is blogging in 2018?”, but my train of thought turned it into a different topic. To draw from that original title, blogging in 2018 is not really that different from what I wrote in a previous post on blogging in 2017. Blogging, and by extension our online lives, are still filtered. However, in the… Read More

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Starting again

My personal site was looking a bit old and tired, and my blog wasn’t particularly prominent. I’ve decided to merge the two. All of the old content has been imported – I’m not fully starting afresh. I’m not all that sold on the theme. Will see if I can find something I like more…… Read More

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Software quality: why you shouldn’t ignore the small things

When your product to-do list (aka the product backlog) is very long, with “urgent” items or requests from your biggest or most demanding users, the natural path is to focus on the high value work. New features that could bring in new users or retain existing ones. Major bugs. Quick wins. Everywhere I’ve worked, and in fact in most software… Read More

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Music Monday: How I got into Trance

I love trance. I’ve loved it since I first heard it back in 1998. Twenty years later, here’s a quick look back at how it started for me. A lot of the music I listened to while growing up came from my parents. My parents split before I was a year old; I lived with my mum, my brother and… Read More

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