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Invite the future into the room


One morning on my train journey to work I read this article by Alex Steffen (thanks @argonaut for the link) I began drafting this post the week before the UK General Election. We are now embracing our new Tory Light government. UK current political hot topic is cuts. Turns out that we aren’t that powerful when it comes to volcanic ash and oil leaks. From Alex’s post: The future that...



Every year Oxfam runs a Trailwalker event in the South Downs. 4 people, 1 goal, 100km (60 miles for those of you who are old school), 30 hours. I am delighted to be able to participate this year. (I am also very nervous about doing it and slightly apprehensive about discussing it with my mother who is still cross with me for fainting after the 60km Just Walk event last year. Shhhh…)...

Ending Poverty with Open Hardware


The Hexayurt is a new kind of sheltering solution. To make the simplest hexayurt, make a wall by putting six sheets of plywood on their sides in a hexagon. Cut six more sheets in half diagonally, and screw them together into a shallow cone. Lift the roof on to the wall with a large group of people, then fasten it down with more screws. Seal and paint it for durability. Your basic hexayurt is...

Millicent tendencies


As an update to one of my very early blog posts on this poor neglected blog I can proudly announce that I am now a fully paid up member of The Fawcett Society. Historically I have struggled with the word feminism. Studying electronic engineering with a large majority of male students I always felt that somehow the women’s organisations around the university weren’t so much helping but rather...

Saving the world


There I was looking at my email and wondering which of a few ideas floating around I should blog about and in what order when the Voice of BBC Long Melford insisted that I look up iCount. “Google it!”. So, I did. I have already mentioned that the environment is one of the things I care about. I cycle, I put on an extra jumper, unplug my mobile phone charger, turn down...

Where do babies come from?


This article came up on my RSS feed from the IET this morning. The headline is “Workplace pressures deter female techies from having children”. As a woman who used to be a ‘proper’ engineer and has always worked in some form of technical environment I think about these sorts of things from time to time. According to the article “of the 31% of women respondents with...

About Author


Ivanka Majic works in technology. She was Head of Design for Ubuntu, service managed Digital Marketplace through to beta, was acting director of digital for the Labour Party. She lives and works in Brighton where she works with the council’s digital first team, does a bit of teaching at Sussex University, and works with her husband on projects like and the BRAVOs. She has also started a podcast with her friend Michael which you can listen to at