More than a week of hefty covid symptoms and finally tested positive today as I’m starting to feel more myself again 🙃

Hello Birmingham! Back in Britain for my first in-person talk since before the pandemic. Wish me luck 😂

In one month I’ll be speaking at Birmingham Design Festival. Come join me!

And let me know if you’ll be there, I’m even more socially awkward after pandemic isolation, it’ll be fun 😂

Was just asked to apply to be a Google Women Techmakers Ambassador.

No way. I am not using the little social reach I have to promote the harmful work of Google. And using inclusivity to draw women (or any marginalised folk) into promoting Google is 🤮

Small Is Beautiful – live stream – starts in a little over half an hour.

Topics covered: web3, web0, NodeKit, Domain…

#SmallTech #SmallWeb #SmallIsBeautiful #web0

Just finished the “slides” for today’s Small Is Beautiful where we’ll be talking about web0 and Laura’s presentation at Ikea, and I’ll demoing a very early NodeKit for the first time.

(Note: these are green-screened onto the video.)

Join us live in one and a half hours – at 5PM Irish Time (UTC) – for Small Is Beautiful.

#SmallTech #SmallWeb #NodeKit #SmallIsBeautiful

Hi folks. Can anyone recommend a good English instructor for 1-1 remote sessions? Looking for someone to help a beginner with their conversational English a few times a week. Their current spoken languages are Farsi with some Finnish.

We’re sorry to announce that Better is no longer with us.

Yay, Comet – my little Git commit message editor for elementary OS 6 – is now on AppCenter :)


Thanks for all the help @cassidyjames and @danrabbit

#elementaryOS #comet

If you’re looking for an alternative, we recommend 1Blocker ( by Salavat and Alex.

Salavat has kindly offered 3-months free to anyone switching from Better to 1Blocker and he will be donating 30% of all revenue from those accounts to Small Technology Foundation on a monthly basis to help fund our work.

To take advantage of this offer, please contact Alex via email at or on Twitter at

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My response to “What is one thing people can do to make their website better?” on CSS-Tricks:

My talk at PrivacyWeek Vienna, Big Tech is a virus, Small Tech is the vaccine, starts in ~30 minutes.

Watch live at:

Q&A room afterwards:


In 15 minutes I’ll be speaking live at about “People might actually use this” and the intersection between privacy and inclusivity. Just moved house over the weekend, and managed to get the office space together just in time 🤞

It’s that wonderful time of year where you get free online talks about inclusive design for a whole 24 hours courtesy of Inclusive Design 24.

In two days: 23rd September, don’t miss out!

My book, Accessibility for Everyone, is back in stock in paperback! Hooray! 💚📗 (And big thank you, A Book Apart.)

Preorder yours now and it’ll be with you in 6-8 weeks.

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