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Craig Nicol
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I am what I am not
I am what I am not

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Blogged: accessible for everyone
Accessible for everyone #ux #design

I don’t know if you’re familiar with Isofix child seats, but you spend all your time figuring out how to fit it correctly in one car, then you have to switch to another car and it just doesn’t seem to fit the same way. (Browser manufacturers, take note).…

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For my birthday, rather than buy me a pint, text SHELTER to 70123* and donate £3 to homeless https://t.co/hYKJDB4PRI via @shelterscotland

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Moving house and denormalised data
There’s a lot of abstract talk about data normalisation and having a single source of truth within your organisation for each type of data. Sometimes this goes very wrong.  I moved house this year, and whilst I accept the extra administration that comes…

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"ask yourself why those repetitive manual steps still exist in your workflow and why they have priority"

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Blogged: How to mentor
​Once you start getting experience, you’ll find other developers asking for your help. I started tutoring at university so that I could help, and reflect and improve my own knowledge.  Mentoring isn’t about answers. It’s about learning how to find the…

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"it’s not just one dependency, it’s dependencies all the way down."

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"forces you to distill your learning into the pure essentials"

Why you, yes you, should present at conferences https://craignicol.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/why-you-yes-you-should-present-at-conferences/

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Blogged: reducing waste by delegation
Sometimes the best way to get something done is not to do it. Use your time wisely. Lean on someone else. Drop the ball. Focus on what’s important. Don’t write your own ORM, NHibernate and Entity Framework are probably faster, more secure and less buggy…

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"If you want to change the world, first you must understand it."
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