Darren Beale Web developer, retailer & photographer




Marc recently wrote a post called Disclaimer.
Disclaimers, wordy intros, apologies: they’re all unnecessary. They water down the message.
It resonated with me.
I’ve already mentioned my tendency to tag on “In my opinion“, “I feel” or “I think” to my written word.
It’s just redundancy.

The OneNote Handbook


As I alluded yesterday, I am going to write a book about OneNote. I’ve been a fan of OneNote for over 10 years and have been meaning to write  this book for as long as I can remember. It has two main aims: Provide a useful introduction for new users. Give them the information they need to start using it most effectively Give ideas and workflow examples for more advanced users so they can...

Removing Redundancy When Writing


When I started this challenge I was focused on volume.
I just needed to write some stuff and publish it.
Writing each day has definitely helped me to get faster and also to have more and more ideas.

Not Good With Languages


It was touch and go whether I’d post anything today. I’ve spent most of the day in meetings or driving across the country and am now at a hotel, dog tired. I also have a new thing to try to cram into my schedule and that’s some coding for a side project, the first time I’ll be cutting code for a few years. I had planned to do an hour hacking before hitting the sack and for...

A Start


I’m slightly cheating here. The first day of Marc’s 30 Day Writing Challenge started when I was sunning myself on a lounger in Morocco (a cheeky 4 day break during Easter) and there was no way that I was motivated to be writing, or indeed thinking, about anything other than when to get another beer. Well, that’s not strictly true, as it was our last day I did allow...

Darren Beale Web developer, retailer & photographer