A Life Spent Online: Privacy Essentials and What to Look For

I’m certainly not the messiah or anything more than an armchair privacy advocate, but to supplement my first two articles in DeGoogling my Life (here and part II is here) I figured I’d continue the theme with some suggestions. I am the first one to put my hand up and admit that going from Google’s …
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DeGoogling my Life Part II: Exploring Mountains of Extracted Data and Revealing How Much Information I Handed Over

After deciding to dump Google (or as much as I could, at least) I figured I’d go through the export of my main personal account that I have had for many years. I’m by no-means an online privacy connoisseur. As stated in the first part of my DeGoogling journal, I opted for Outlook as an …
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DeGoogling my Life Part I: Moving emails, contacts and calendars from Gmail to Outlook

It’s not me, it’s you… Technically part one for me would have been moving to DuckDuckGo and trying to rely a little less on Google for services like maps and cloud storage, but this was the big one for me. An email account — well, actually several accounts spread across Google’s business suites, really — …
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Checking in!

It has been a while since I have been this busy (a.k.a not being a lazy shit) I’ve been designing and working on a desktop/mobile application which will be revealed soon. I’ve also finally decided to push forward with the second album – the sequel to Surviving on Borrowed Time. I had written and recorded …
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Be dark

I’d like to think that some of my lyrics paint a picture for those listening, reading, interpreting… When writing a song, I often have a vision of what the song could mean to the person sitting on the train, the person I’ve given a copy of the album to, the person scrolling through various YouTube …
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I Broke the “Don’t Master Your Own Music” Rule

Speak to musicians, producers, recording engineers and especially mastering engineers – – or simply look on the internet – – and you’ll hear pretty much the same unanimous suggestion. “Don’t master your own music”  There are plenty of genuine reasons for this. A fresh set of ears are incredibly beneficial. You’ve written and recorded a …
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Bucket List:: Amusing Budget Flight with Strangers? Check

It was the 14th of April and the Ryanair flight departed at 6am. Edinburgh to Alicante. I was sat on the aisle seat beside two middle age Scottish women with their daughters behind on the opposite side. Within a few drinks (they spent a good £50 in the first go) they laughed and bantered with me …
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