Maps vs Lists

If you are old enough to remember a time before ubiquitous GPS, you might remember web services like Multimap or Streetmap (or even earlier installed software like Autoroute). These tools could allow you to plot a route between two places, and then print off a map and a list of turn-by-turn instructions. If everyone were … Continue reading Maps vs Lists

Weeknote 518: Balancing

This week I have learned: the value of sitting down and looking at the actual dataan awful lot about the Cambrian Mountainsthat there are map people and there are list peopleI'm just about staying on top of things with Microsoft TasksI need to explore more with Sharepoint ListsDescript might be life-changingI love a well-timed question … Continue reading Weeknote 518: Balancing

How we make WB-40

It's a bit over four years now since Chris Weston indulged me with a request to work together on a podcast. Having been involved with student radio in my university days (a really valuable introduction into audio production which helped massively), there had been an itch to be scratched. 170-something episodes, 100-something guests and a … Continue reading How we make WB-40

Weeknote 517: the thick of it

This week I have learned: occasionally you'll get an insight that totally changes how you approach a thorny challenge. Had one of those this week.I'm positively negative.I'm impatient.I flit between thinking I've become a misanthropic hermit and really, really missing people.Get your legal people and their legal people in the same meeting. Lay people trying … Continue reading Weeknote 517: the thick of it

Weeknote 516 – back to it

This week I have learned this week: How to use SignalThere's no such thing as "just" an ERP upgradeIT doesn't save money. Stopping spending money saves moneyIt's going to be a long three monthsBut at least we have World Cups to see us through Next week: getting some consensus on focus The last few weeks … Continue reading Weeknote 516 – back to it

#SAE January – TR808 Buttons

I've been tinkering with electronic music since my teens - at first a Roland TR505 drum machine and a Casio CZ-101 keyboard. And then in about 1987 I managed to swap my keyboard for a Roland TR808. I can vividly remember heading to Watford Junction station to pick up the package from the Red Star … Continue reading #SAE January – TR808 Buttons

Weeknote 514: the slow descent

This week I have learned... sometimes you just need to present things in a different way for them to make sense.January is shaping up to be a VERY BUSY MONTH.more about the Housing Data Standardthat maybe "what you would do if you were forced into an emergency response" should just be your planthat as of … Continue reading Weeknote 514: the slow descent