The Watchmaker Project

Blog, Personal, Writing

My blog and personal playground since 2004; somewhere to share what I think about work and life.


Writing, Opinion, Short Stories

Longer articles, professional writing, and short stories that I think are good enough to share with others.

A stack of books at Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum in Orlando, Florida. © 2013

This Reviewer’s Life

Reviews, Writing

Occasional reviews, mostly of books but with the occasional film, album or other product thrown in.

Ten Minutes Of Prose

Writing, Exercise, Daily

An (allegedly) daily writing exercise; five minutes of free writing, followed by five minutes of editing. Quality may be variable.

“Boy, I got vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.”
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)


Code, Personal

Personal coding projects and extensions, mostly JavaScript or PHP.

Graffiti found beneath a bridge, Oude Haaagseweg, Amsterdam © 2012
Graffiti on the playground wall at Orteliuspad, Amsterdam © 2012



Idiocy and wisdom at 140 characters an hour.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”


Find out what I'm listening to right now.


Links, Quotes, Photos

Just your basic tumblelog, containing bits and pieces that weren't thrilling enough to make it onto Twitter or Facebook.



Phone-based photography with as much shitty filtering and faux-blur as I can manage.


Design, Work

The latest design-related work that I'm willing to share publicly. Don't get your hopes up too high.

My Amazon Wishlist

Birthday, Christmas

All the shiny things I want (that are available on everyone's favourite tax-dodging cardboard box supplier).

About Me

Personal, Work, History

20-year veteran of self-taught web design and development, now working for in Cambridge and Amsterdam. Runner, writer, optimist, atheist, gamer, devil's advocate, INTP.



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