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Hello, I'm Matthew and this is my corner of the Internet. Currently I'm a Product Manager for The Exchange Lab in London, UK.

When I'm not working or enjoying London, this site is a small space on the Internet for me to publish and promote a few clever ideas I've found or worked on. Recently I've setup this website to aggravated content I've generated, or linked on Twitter, Delicious and Dribbble via their API or JSON feeds. This site is build in Python, using the Django framework.

Previous Employment

Ask.com

Previously, I worked as a Product Manager at Ask.com (aka Ask Jeeves), latterly in the Content Experience and SEO Group. Usually, my work centred on identifying quality issues for either Ask.com and About.com; and recommending improvements to seniors stakeholders.

Typically, as big data sets were involved, it required me to write Python for Natural Language Processing using (NLTK). This would allow me to identify content which was poorly constructed, and likely to incur penalties by Google.

Where user behaviour of search traffic was involved, I'd analyse custom Bounce / Pogo-Sticking reports to investigate the click behaviour on the SERP to find disappoint results.

This work culminated in directing either Content Managers or Developers remove, or rewrite poor content.

Read my LinkedIn profile for more information about my employment history.

Recent Posts

How to install a Wacom Intuos CTL-480 tablet on Ubuntu

Firstly download the latest version of xf86-input-wacom. Then open a new terminal window and enter the following commands:

Lates at the Science Museum

Here are some photos which I took while at the Science Museum’s Lates event for Wednesday, 27th November.

How to setup Apache 2.4, WSGI and Django

After a small amount of research, here is my solution to setting up Virtual Hosts on Apache 2.4.

My Raspberry Pi has arrived, and it's brilliant!

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard.

How to migrating the database engine for Django

In this article I'll run you through how to migrate from one data storage solution to another.