Wellbeing in the workplace: it's a nice idea, and no doubt something many others are talking about in the wake of World Mental Health day.


For those of us lucky enough to work in organisations which know that people come before profit (because without the wellbeing of the former, there's little future for the latter), it's some way towards being a reality, a natural element of the daily ecosystem. For many others, it is little more than an ideal, or a wish that shrivels every day under the heat lamps of stress, insecurity, and uncomfortable furniture. We may be working more than ever, and perhaps working smarter than ever, but is our wellbeing at work as good as it could be? And while we're talking wellbeing, let's not forget that it's sometimes a euphemism for the altogether more difficult topic of mental health – a subject that's still, even in our supposedly enlightened and open times, wrapped in stigma and misunderstanding – never more so than in the workplace.

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Composed for Universal Music Group

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Universal Music Group’s classical catalogue is the most comprehensive in the world, and it contains many of the finest recordings ever made, including the archives of Deutsche Grammophon and Decca. But there was a problem – physical music sales were declining, and existing digital platforms such as iTunes and Spotify didn't serve the needs of classical listeners well.

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Front-end Developer (London)

Role
Front-end Developer
Location
London, UK

Update: This position has been filled.


We’re looking for a front-end developer to join our engineering team in London.

As a front-end developer at Made by Many, you’ll be involved in diverse and interesting work on everything from green-field products, to large complex systems, to interactive prototypes that test new ideas with customers. You’ll be focused on making a successful product, not just a beautiful codebase, and will work closely with our talented team of developers, strategists, designers and product managers to do so.

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Rendering images: When HTML is too much

I’ve been building a dashboard for my desk. It needs an E-ink screen and internet connectivity, and it turns out the best way to do this is with a hacked Kindle[1]. It’s actually pretty easy to get a ‘rooted’ Kindle to download and display a PNG image fullscreen, but I found the main challenge is how to generate that image on a server.

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