CAMBRIDGE, UK – I’ve worked in sci-tech communication for more than 22 years. After reading chemistry at university, I worked and travelled in the USA, did a stint in a lab and then took on a role as a technical editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry. Then, following an extended trip to Australia, I returned and began contributing as a freelance to the likes of Science, Popular Science, American Scientist, New Scientist and various trade magazines. I’ve been growing my portfolio and cuttings file ever since. You can connect with my on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.
As a freelance science writer, I’ve had to do all my own IT fixes. I guess I could pay someone, but they charge more than me and with computing problems happening as often as they do, my business would soon run at a loss. The answer, is to solve my own computing problems, a quick browser hack here, a blogging plugin there. I figured that the best way to keep a record of all these fixes was to record them in a blog. So, here they are, by helping myself with blogging, browsing, and computing tips, tricks and hacks, hopefully you too can find solutions to some of the common problems without having to pay for a private IT dude to come to your home or small office. The Sciencetext Tech Talk site is a sibling site to my Sciencebase Science Blog.
Sciencetext was originally known as Significant Figures and was to be found as a Blogspot blog about scientific illiteracy and innumeracy in the media, hence the name. You can still read the archived items in that category and I occasionally add more as the mood takes me. But, more importantly I intersperse the tech tips with tech talk and discussion of the issues surrounding the evolution of modern digital technology.
From its humble beginnings, the site has hopefully become a more useful site since the major changes I implemented in January 2007 and since then it has gone from strength to strength, with RSS subscriber numbers increasing tenfold in the first year and reaching 1000s of visitors every day. Here you will find tips for life, browsing, blogging, hacking, searching and general computer fixes, as well as indepth analysis of technology problems and issues. Don’t forget to grab the webfeed to keep up to date with my latest problems and the solutions I’ve found or like my page on Facebook for Sciencetext, Sciencebase updates and more.
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This page last updated 2011-11-22