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A Decade On… Money

Over the next few months I’ll be adapting John Scalzi’s 20/20 blog series to talk about how life has changed over the last ten years, and maybe also how it’s stayed the same. Week two’s theme is money.

Ah, money. One of those subjects no one wants to talk about, but everyone is secretly nosey about. My relationship with money over the last decade has been up and down, and I hope it remains at roughly its current position for a while at least.  Continue reading “A Decade On… Money”

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How Do You Fit It All In? #10

The latest instalment in a series in which I answer the ongoing question “How do you fit it all in?”, which people ask me when I tell them what I do. Continue reading “How Do You Fit It All In? #10”

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How Do You Fit It All In? #6

The latest instalment in a series in which I answer the ongoing question “How do you fit it all in?”, which people ask me when I tell them what I do.  Continue reading “How Do You Fit It All In? #6”

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How Do You Fit It All In? #1

One of the main questions I get asked when I tell people what I do is “How do you fit it all in?” Normally I either give them a blasé half-truth, or I try to explain the actual answer. In both cases I’m usually met with confusion or disbelief.

A few years ago I used to do a weekly round-up on this blog, which I revived last year when I was ill so my friends would have a way of checking I was still alive without me having to answer lots of messages. Yesterday I was thinking about this, and I realised it might be a good idea to continue this theme while answering the “How do you fit it all in?” question, because then I’d have somewhere to direct people who ask it.

So, here goes. This is what I did with my week, and how I fitted it all in.  Continue reading “How Do You Fit It All In? #1”

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I’m not even sure where this week went

I know I spent most of it working. In the early part of the week I designed a survey which is going to be sent out to digital forensic investigators. It includes a couple of questions that relate to some research I’d eventually like to do on the psychological effects of working full-time (or part-time, or at all) in a role that requires you to see some of the most awful things humans do to each other.

My job’s a bit of a conversation stopper. When I say “forensic investigation”, people generally think it’s incredibly cool. When I specify “computer forensics” they make reference to Garcia from Criminal Minds, or (if they know me well enough) to Lisbeth Salander.

Continue reading “I’m not even sure where this week went”