This time last year, my wife and I had just completed our longest race.

This time last year, many Londoners started working from home.

What a year it has been, and a most dreadful year for many too. The pandemic has affected people around the world in many different ways…


VIew of London from the top of One Tree Hill (https://www.flickr.com/photos/maureen_barlin/27426616993/)

So, here’s the challenge: I am going to run up a mountain every day from my doorstep, in London, from the 1st to the 7th of September. I will be running a route involving at least 2000 ft (609 m) of elevation gain each day.

In doing so, I also…


A typical Strava-inspired t-shirt available on the Internet

For many runners and cyclists, Strava is their primary activity app/social network. Operating under a freemium model, the company, with more than 50 million users worldwide, dropped a bombshell by putting a number of existing features behind paywall last week. …


https://www.flickr.com/photos/melystu/49697842811

As I discovered during the Hong Kong 2019 protests, challenging times call for reflection. We are currently on day 19 of the UK lockdown — possibly still at the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. I would like to spend some time gathering my thoughts so far on how…


Flag of Hong Kong

The flag of Hong Kong depicts a bauhinia flower — the floral emblem of the city since the mid 20th century — with its five star-studded petals and a red background serving as a firm reminder that Hong Kong is a part of China. …


CC image by Frank Meffert https://www.flickr.com/photos/houserockr/41284470445/

As product managers at Onfido, we are exposed to a wide spectrum of businesses with different user identity verification needs. Regulated businesses, especially online financial services, are particularly interesting, due to the tension between user experience and regulatory compliance requirements. …


In late 2016, I went on my first proper run after Sze Kiu, my wife, began running a few months previously. Two years on, I guess I am now someone who would call themselves a runner. Looking back, my attitude towards running has remained mostly the same, but there are…


Wilson Trail on Hong Kong Island

Running is definitely visible in Hong Kong. Posters for events from 10k charity runs through to ultra-distance trail/hike challenges can be seen all over the city. Commuters are consistently being bombarded by adverts promoting remedies for joint and muscle pains, often with images of anguished runners in the background. So…


As a volunteer with the RNIB, I see at first hand how assistive technology, such as VoiceOver, Zoom (and also Siri), can really improve a visually impaired person’s life. However, sometimes it can get a bit frustrating mastering these features, even for a fully sighted person. …


All a Blur by mcotner https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcotner/3164497331/

I started working as an RNIB Technology Support Volunteer half a year ago. My role involves visiting people with visual impairment to help them with using assistive technology, such as VoiceOver on the iPhone, or sometimes to help resolve general computer-related issues for them. At the same time, as a…

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Product guy @onfido, previously @importio @mendeley_com, who does not look after his fingers, listens to lots of music, finds freedom in running, is a bike geek

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