Alex McFadyen

Alex McFadyen

London, UK
Optimistic and enthusiastic technologist, seeking out interesting ideas, projects and problems. I love what I do, and I try to help others love what they do too. (he/him)
Nov
09
A Pratchett Gateway Book

A Pratchett Gateway Book

I think this book will hook you into an amazing fantasy world. I'm excited (and deeply envious) of the journey you are about to go on.
4 min read
Oct
08
The best router you've never heard of

The best router you've never heard of

GL.iNet? Anyone? No, me neither. Until I was looking for a small footprint wifi router/extender, and I came across their little yellow box.
2 min read
Oct
06
Privacy vs Personalisation

Privacy vs Personalisation

Knowing what data to store and how to use it is hard. Can AI & technology help?
4 min read
Sep
03
Beyond the golden rule

Beyond the golden rule

Treating others as you would like to be treated isn't enough.
3 min read
Aug
27
GDPR / Cookie shortcut

GDPR / Cookie shortcut

Cookie pop-ups hate this one simple trick.
1 min read
Jul
15
Scaling is hard

Scaling is hard

Money makes the world go round, and money maths and flow drive more than we realize. Two posts, 10 years apart, shine a light on why scaling is hard.
3 min read
May
21
What makes something better is connection

What makes something better is connection

Does a quote about mental health apply to problem-solving?
2 min read
May
12
Mental Commuting

Mental Commuting

How do you separate your work brain from your home brain?
3 min read
May
05
Microdosing wellness?

Microdosing wellness?

Can we microdose our way to better days and meetings? Not with psilocybin, but with five minutes of rest?
2 min read
Apr
27
Hate cookie banners? Want more privacy? Me too!

Hate cookie banners? Want more privacy? Me too!

Metrics without cookies is possible (and easy), trends and targeting can be done with privacy in mind. So let's do it.
6 min read