Posts By Louise K

Are you sitting comfortably?

Well, are you? Then I shall begin. Actually, no I wont. I shall disclaimer because I am not well. Because I am not well there will be mistakes in this and I wont see them. Some of them will be dyslexic mistakes and some will be words that don’t belong in the sentences they crashRead… Read more »

UK Gov camp 2013

Last Saturday I made my annual pilgrimage to UK Gov Camp, or UKGC. This year was only my third, others have been going far longer than I including some of my colleagues though I’d not actually come across any of them before which considering past shyness, is not so surprising. Anyway. Had UKGC happened whenRead… Read more »

Nerd API

Yes I know, a human as an API is going to be a bit challenging and stretching a metaphor slightly. Bear with me. In my life, I have had the pleasure of both spending a lot of time with geeks/nerds and also managing them (for the purposes of this post, I am going to referRead… Read more »


In the lift at work: “Hi, you’re @loulouk aren’t you? I’m @xxxxxx. I thought I should introduce myself, I keep hearing your name around the people I work with” “Oh yeah, I’m the dork” “You’re in a room full of them” Later in the day in Tibits: “So what are you nerd about then” “Trains,Read… Read more »

Forgive me, for I have sinned

It’s been 2 weeks since I have blogged. Flippant, perhaps? But it’s an issue and I think it’s time for some honesty. The following is entirely the fault of Anne McCrossan and Chris Watson, but even I have to admit that it’s been a long time coming and it’s purely coincidental that two conversations fromRead… Read more »

RSS – Really Simple Syndication

I tapped out a quick guide to using RSS and using Google Reader during the week. I thought it might be useful to someone so I’ve re-hosted it on my personal Google docs area (I didn’t want to make a work Google doc public, I’m sure there’s no reason why not but just in case…)Read… Read more »

Sucking eggs

This post may involve teaching most readers to suck eggs. It doesn’t name a tool because it can’t. I’m a civil servant and we can’t do stuff like that. But it might be useful anyway, we’ll see. (edited to add: as I’ve written this, I’ve realised that this is the way that someone who isRead… Read more »

That was the week that was

Someone asked me to try and explain why this week was so awesome, cos I’d said it would be impossible. So here is my try. Some of this is very vague as I’m working on a project that’s in alpha and very not ready quite yet for the world to descend on it but I’llRead… Read more »

Whoops. I got it wrong again.

Reflective post is reflective. I’d class as self indulgent but that’s just me. It feels awkward, I’ve not done this before. So. My old team. Me, bod same job title as me, boss with same job title as me but Manager tacked on the end of it. Above him, our Head of Service. I thinkRead… Read more »

I’m sorry, I didn’t know you were

True story time. Last year, I was honoured to be asked to present and run two workshops at the LGcomms Academy, their newly revamped AGM meeting of minds. For those who don’t know, LGcomms stands for Local Government Communications and is national body representing UK Local Authorities in their efforts to better their communication efforts.Read… Read more »