Do people still have websites? Well, I do and this is mine. It’s not the best website on the Internet – or the most frequently updated – but it’s a thing I like to add words and photos to. Do have a look, won’t you?

Here is a selection of some of my stuff. Maybe you’ll like it.

Dave Rutt. Proprietor

Oh Flickr

I have been a Flickr user for what seems decades. I joined at some point in 2005 (an age ago in Internet terms). Flickr was the only decent place to store your photos at the time, head and shoulders above the competition. There was a thriving community, great tools and a generous free option. The…

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X Marked the Spot — Make 10 Louder

Innovations this way My friend Mike is always coming up with systems thinking ideas. There are a huge number of modelling methods available to us, and this is one of Mike’s more recent ventures into learning new things: Wardley Maps. These are a great way of identifying product strategy, if you’re into that sort of…

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Family by rutty, on Flickr

Holidays on the Kerry coast

Jo and I have some incredible friends. I’ve been very, very lucky over the years to have met some of the nicest people around, whether during my RAF days or through banding; I seem to mix with the best kinds of people. I’m not particularly extrovert, and while I sometimes find talking to people I…

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Metal Hammer’s 100 Best Albums of 2017 – 100 to 96

So, my mammoth listen-through of Metal Hammer’s top 100 albums of 2017 begins. My ears have been subjected to 2,275 different artists, according to Last.fm, but I have not heard of any of the first ten bands. Embarrassing. Still, this is the point of doing this, so here we go. Who is at number 100?…

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25/1/2018 Fat Curk

25/1/2018 Fat Curk

25/1/2018 Fat Curk by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I don’t drink Coke very often, but when I do I make sure it is fully leaded, none of those sugar-free versions. I’ve tried diet drinks. They are always disappointing. I don’t know why, but none of the ingredients they use to replace the sugar…

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