Matt Dorey

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I Don’t Have a Clue, part 43

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Up late, with hot feet and unable to sleep, I type out this confession that I haven’t got a clue what I am doing.

Three Years On

Celebrating three years since my leap of faith.

In The Space Between This And That

Britain voted to leave the EU this week. It made for an angry and confused Friday morning. I posted snippy comments on Facebook at a rate of about one every fifteen minutes. I also knew that there was nothing I could do. Even when you feel like Charlton Heston at the end of "Planet of […]

A Little Warning


A short warning to young people that they shouldn’t steal my posts for their essays. I’m flattered but they should work their books out for themselves.

Some Thoughts on Rent Control

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Could rent controls make a difference to the housing market?

5 Interesting Links

Links to five interesting sites and articles that I saved in my Evernote

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Rather than spill the beans about another idea for a novel, I’m going to set myself some exercise for blogs posts that tackle the technical problems the idea poses for me as a writer.

First Light, Last Light

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Is it better to get up early or stay up late? Who cares?!

Consider the Donut

Or, From There to Here With the Simpsons Old episodes of The Simpsons are great. The other night “Bart After Dark” was on and I really enjoyed seeing it again. It’s from season eight, the one where Bart ends up working in the Maison Derriére. I thought it was older; mind you, this makes it […]

The Magic of Reading

On realising the magic of reading while ploughing through The Martian.

A Little Bit Intimidating Really

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Just a little post about getting over self-censorship and imposter syndrome, and just writing something and putting it out there.

Where Is Your Cat Finding All Those Birds?

The amazing adventures of cats, and how to use them to get through a sleepless night.

Wearable Tech: The EigenMask

My idea for some wearable tech – a mask that confounds CCTV to stop advertisers tracking you down the street.

Writing As It Happens

Some thoughts on how to capture ideas, emotions, thoughts, and experiences without losing the ability to live the moment itself.

On conviction, whereas to the strength of and belief in the same

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A short piece about conviction and direction, written in the run up to the new year.

Building Brains

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A garbled post about thinking about thinking; taking in David Foster Wallace’s “The Pale King”, pictures of ghosts on Instagram, and teaching computers to love.

New Things, New Ideas, Or Both?

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Working out some ideas about programming, is it better to create new things or relentless pursue new ideas? I think it’s both.

What IS That Noise?

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Some musings about found sound and vocal samples in ambient music. Like ambient music, I don’t really go anywhere.

The Sticky Stick You’re Stuck With

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What do you want to be remembered as blogging about?

Decoding Job Descriptions

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A new sequence of posts aimed at decoding job descriptions: what exactly is it that employers and recruiters are after?