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Archive - 2010

fingers on buzzers

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Derek Jones

20 December 2010

A little late responding to your comments last week on what makes suitable front cover material. I’m always genuinely surprised at the level of feedback you provide whenever I pose a question so to those I haven’t thanked personally ‘thank you for taking the time’. There were some very, lets say ‘en ...

The numbers game

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Derek Jones

9 December 2010

Well, issue 175 is nearly ready for the printers, ending in the usual handbags at dawn polava over the choice of cover image. You are never shy when it comes to speaking your mind so let me ask you. What sort of image do you want to see on your front cover? We’ll restrict it to subject matter approp ...

The countdown begins

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Derek Jones

30 November 2010

The usual countdown for this time of year is how many shopping days ‘til Christmas. Not so here I’m afraid. How many working days ‘til repro more like. The short answer is less than there are shopping days. But at least I’ve got my list prepared. If you’re not a subscriber and pick your copy of F&C  ...

I never knew that

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Derek Jones

19 November 2010

Every now and then you hit a rich seam of ideas and creativity and you wonder why the obvious hadn’t occurred to you before. Don’t know about you but I can get stuck in a rut re-working and overworking a problem to the point where you cease to recognise what it was you were trying to achieve in the  ...

Time out

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Derek Jones

8 November 2010

Do you ever use a brain map or similar devise to chart your way through a project? I got out of the habit recently by not finding the time to sit down and think strategically about what I want to achieve and how. Although it’s a great skill to be able to operate at a fast and furious pace on the hoo ...

The numbers game

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Derek Jones

28 October 2010

Time is short this week what with it being half term and all that. A popular week for annual leave and I have a couple of days booked off myself. Nothing too exciting to report or at least nothing I feel the need to share with 54,192 visitors to the site this month. With an average time of 4 and a h ...

table for two

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Derek Jones

22 October 2010

Thought I’d have a look at what I was doing this time last year for a blog this week. Apparently I had just been out for a pint and a curry with Matt which is something we haven’t repeated since. Where did that year go then eh? Forward planning is very much etched on my brain at the moment with the  ...

You might want to read this

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Derek Jones

13 October 2010

Season’s greetings one and all. That’s right the Christmas issue is well under way and I already know what one of you will be having in your stocking. I’m a firm believer of keeping Christmas in December but some things are too good to keep quiet about. Regular readers of F&C may have noticed that f ...

Busy doing something

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Derek Jones

6 October 2010

Busy couple of weeks I can tell you. As much as I like getting out and about there’s a price to pay at the end of the magazine cycle. Last week Andrea and myself went up to Lamberhust in Kent to witness the sawing of some bog oak logs into planks for drying. Now I’m not from the Krenov school of cab ...

Office gossip

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Derek Jones

23 September 2010

22.9 Talk in the office this week has largely been about technology and at what point the investment begins to pay for itself. If my recent visit to Robland’s factory in Belgium is anything to go by then the benefits are instant if you include the entertainment factor of some of the features on thei ...

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