Weeknote 476: the lurgy

This week I have learned: boy things can escalate quickly.I miss my wife. I really, really hope she gets home this weekend.I am really, really pleased to be part of a team. The loneliness that I started to feel overwhelming towards the end of my contracting time would be crushing now. I feel for so … Continue reading Weeknote 476: the lurgy

Weeknote 475: COVID

This week I have learned: The world really has gone a little bit hatstandRugby is a very odd gameCOVID might provide the most remarkable catalyst to drive more remote and flexible workingBut making sure the haters don't hate is going to be the keyCatching up with my LEF chums is always brain-stretching (in a good … Continue reading Weeknote 475: COVID

Weeknote 474: housing technology

This week I have learned: Start the week with a bit of random artistic endeavourThat Housing Technology appears to be in a -15 year timewarpThat a Prius catalytic converter is both resell-able and extremely steal-ableThe Meeting Owl is rather goodMicroservices are the new snake oilI've got a cold. No, it's really just a coldThree-way on … Continue reading Weeknote 474: housing technology

Weeknote 473: boards

This week I have learned: sometimes if you go back to old tools and techniques then you can unlock whatever it is you are banging your head againsta problem shared (etc)there's an interesting argument that I must write up that the advent of cloud has led to a decade of crap ITmaybe I need a … Continue reading Weeknote 473: boards

Weeknote 472: half term

This week I have learned: That just mooching about with the kids whilst getting paid during half term has actually been an odd experience. Six years of free range hustling has changed how I think about my time, but I'm not sure for the better.That is perfectly reasonable to take a troupe of 20 cardboard … Continue reading Weeknote 472: half term

Weeknote 471: sore toes

This week I have learned: That I am really not cut out for skiingLaw firm offices really are hilariously interchangeableOnce you get over the initial silliness of talking about gnomes, you find that they’re a great way to explore interesting problemsThe gulf between wallpapering over the cracks and knocking down the whole damn building is … Continue reading Weeknote 471: sore toes

Weeknote 469: The Internet of Gnomes

This week I have learned: how beautiful a roof there is on the Leeds Corn Exchange that the future is Internet Gnomes when we think of connected devices, we need to think peer to peer as much as hub and spoke maybe Minimum Viable should be the objective? getting a 9-year-old to do violin scales … Continue reading Weeknote 469: The Internet of Gnomes

Weeknote 467: Going Global

This week I have learned: the amazing insight that Dr Mark Bloomfield has about shifting an organisation to be data-enabled. how defining a narrative to sell a story is such an iterative process. that most of my colleagues aren't "D"s ... but quite a lot of them are "C"s. (PPA, if you're wondering). In 2020 … Continue reading Weeknote 467: Going Global