Weeknote 383: they still don’t get it

This week I have learned: the stuff that goes viral is the trival - chat about iPads and croissants that look like a poo; being asked to fill out a two-page form when trying to get migraine medication on the cusp of a migraine is the epitome of user experience fail; tech events organisers - … Continue reading Weeknote 383: they still don’t get it

The little white doo-dah that changed my (working) life

Back in September I started what felt like an unlikely experiment. Through work for a client I had the opportunity to try out using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to see if I could switch from being an inveterate paper notebook user to working completely paper free. For many years now I've not printed … Continue reading The little white doo-dah that changed my (working) life

Weeknote 382: starting up

This week I have learned: I love the initiation phases of work. Starting up. Taking from idea to actual thing. The best bit about the podcast is the licence to go and chat with interesting people. There are some seriously dysfunctional things happening in the name of risk mitigation. If decisions made on quantitative data … Continue reading Weeknote 382: starting up

Digital parking

Parking in the UK is a big business. In 2015-2016, according to research undertaken by the RAC Foundation, UK local authorities charged motorists in excess of £1.5bn and generating a cash surplus of around £0.75bn for parking their cars. But the process of paying for parking is a ramshackle and expensive affair. There are pay … Continue reading Digital parking

Weeknote 380: running out of steam

This week I have learned: This year so far has been busy. A couple of major projects running up to Easter has left me very much in need of the break. Good, but tired. I love running training events. They're exhausting, but there's real sense of achievement in a very short period of time. Eczema … Continue reading Weeknote 380: running out of steam

Weeknote 379: Welsh Wales

This week I have learned: of the unbelievable chutzpah that Blockchain startups have got to package sweet FA into a series of randomised buzzwords that leave otherwise reasonably intelligent professionals in a state of confusion and thinking "Well, it's so hard there must be something in it." that the view from the 40th Floor of … Continue reading Weeknote 379: Welsh Wales

A state of confusion

When Chris & I spoke on Sunday evening about the emerging Cambridge Analytica story as we recorded WB40 I was confused. As further revelations have emerged through Carole Cadwalladr's fantastic and dogged reporting (which I have been following for months), I am reminded of the Morrissey lyric "I was happy in the haze of a … Continue reading A state of confusion

Weeknote 378: feedback (with Roger Bolton)

This week I have learned: Last week 6 Music, this Radio 4 It's nice to know when the good people get recognition I really don't understand the fashion for office dogs Government is going off the rails in so many ways It's all about the people. Repeat. It's all about the people. Next week: Welsh … Continue reading Weeknote 378: feedback (with Roger Bolton)