Esteban Ocon's links with Mercedes have closed off opportunities for him to develop in the midfield.
Yesterday was Pedal for Scotland, the annual cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh. It's the second time I have taken part, my first being last year. But I was concerned that I wouldn't be prepared enough for the 45 mile cycle.
Autechre's latest album is so long I had to take a day off work to listen to it. Autechre have ploughed the same sonic furrow in recent years. So was the new album worth the time off?
Tomorrow I set off on holiday for two weeks. I have scheduled some link posts for the duration of my holiday so that the mirage of my daily publishing is maintained. So if anything seems weirdly incongruous, or if I seem strangely unresponsive to any comments, that's why.
With Fernando Alonso’s future in F1 limited to the middle of the pack, he has sought other challenges. In doing so, he has taken control of the narrative around his career, despite the embarrassing predicament he faced in motorsport’s top tier.
Last year Jim Tavaré almost died in a road accident. So he is back at the Fringe to tell the story — and seemingly to help make himself better.
User Not Found is a play about what happens to your digital identity after you die. It is staged at the Jeelie Piece cafe and community art space at Tollcross. Audience members sit in the cafe and are given headphones and smartphones.
I really enjoyed What Girls Are Made Of, which is on at the Traverse Theatre until 26 August. It tells the true story of Darlingheart, a band from Kirkcaldy who ended up touring with Radiohead and Blur, before their album tanked and the record industry spat them back out.
This time last year, Alex and I went on holiday to Lundy. The island was best known to me as one of those mysterious locations of the shipping forecast. Somewhere between the Irish Sea and Fastnet, wherever that is.
Working on walls is an unbeatable way to create ideas as well as communicating them. But I learnt that lesson the hard way.
Like many things that are supposed to be good about Glasgow, I never understood the appeal of Sauchiehall Street.
We really enjoy visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It's a fabulous space, both outdoor and indoor. It's large enough that you can't comfortably see all of it in one visit, meaning every time you go you see something new.
Rather than figuring out their problem and focusing on solving it, McLaren seem to be more interested in keeping one particular employee happy. At all costs.
Sometimes we have had to use metaphors from the physical world that help explain what's going on in digital. But take things too far and it becomes counter-productive.
The University of Edinburgh is currently recruiting for four UX-related roles. I'm passing on the message because it's an exciting time to be pushing forward with UX work at the university.
People often say things like “change is hard” or “people don’t like change”. That is a dangerous delusion.
The Monaco Grand Prix wasn't as dull as most people are saying. Certain media outlets are simply failing to tell the story.
The root of TSB's IT disaster comes from the very beginning of its life.
Share is a word we hear a lot these days. "Share to Facebook" really means, "Lock away in Facebook". But sharing on Flickr really meant sharing — with the world.
Fundamental ideas about how the web should work have been lost. But we need to bring these back if the web is to fulfil its potential.
McLaren and Williams have yet again had a difficult start to a season, reflecting a lack of performance for both teams that can be traced back 15 years. But while McLaren attract the headlines, the situation for Williams seems more dire.
I am no fan of Facebook. But I am less than impressed with the media’s coverage of Facebook as well.
It would have been easy to point the finger and throw the poor mechanic under the bus. But I was very impressed with two aspects of the Haas team's response.
The response I got from the teams was varied and telling. In many ways, the character of each team shone through in how they responded.
Turning 30 passed relatively without incident. But for some reason, the year I became 31 is the year I started to believe I would never feel young again.
People often complain that Formula 1 drivers are boring PR machines, stifled by their press officers, incapable of saying or doing anything interesting. I have come to realise that this couldn't be further from the truth.
The Chris Morris sketch that was faded out by an engineer before it ended went down into legend. But why did it happen? None of the explanations stack up to me.
The vinyl resurgence isn't all good news — particularly for independent musicians.
Anyone who reads this blog will know by now that I am no fan of Facebook. But I will defend them on this. The newspaper industry's attempt to pin the blame of their woes on Facebook is wrong.
Formula 1 have announced their online streaming service. But thanks to one short-sighted decision, it won't be available to UK fans until 2025.
Innuendo about the difficulty of working with Japanese firms constantly surrounds Honda. But perhaps the pragmatic Toro Rosso team can make the relationship work.
At work we had a team Burns lunch. Each team member was to supply one item. I was tasked with making a dairy-free cranachan. All I can say is, it's lucky I am the only person in the team who needs to avoid dairy.
The motorsport media landscape is becoming a closed circle. But two long-running F1 websites are fighting back to fly the flag for independent publishing.
2017 is a year that showed that I have a lot to be grateful for. But even though I don't normally set new year's resolutions, I am setting myself three broad goals for 2018.
We have added a bit of brutalism to our living room with these fantastic brutalist coasters made by Slope Design
We have added a bit of brutalism to our living room with these fantastic brutalist coasters made by Slope Design. Each coaster represents one of four iconic British brutalist buildings.
Future historians probably won't understand our internet, and that's OK The internet once promised to offer archivists an unprecedented opportunity to record and track our era. But with social media silos offering "pervasive, unique, personalized, non-repeatable" experiences, it is proving increasingly difficult to preserve our internet. Every major social-networking service uses opaque algorithms to shape…
Alex and I took part in the torchlight procession today.
Google Maps’s moat A brilliant analysis of recent improvements to Google Maps, and why Google is so far ahead of Apple. Just two years after it started adding them, Google already had the majority of buildings in the US. And now after five years, it has my rural hometown — an area it still hasn’t…
Stephen Bush: On the Tube, I saw the father I’d never met – and was happy to find that I had nothing to say to him
Stephen Bush: On the Tube, I saw the father I’d never met – and was happy to find that I had nothing to say to him An extraordinary piece of writing by Stephen Bush, about bumping into someone who didn't know he was his father. I’ve learned to enjoy the upsides of having an absent…