Weeknote 390: new client klaxon

This week I have learned: The continuing excitement of launching an actual physical product. Schiphol airport have removed the need for passengers to take laptops and liquids out of bags at security. It makes a huge positive difference to how faffy the whole process can be. The fundamentals of how a dentist practice is managed. … Continue reading Weeknote 390: new client klaxon

CIO Priorities 3: Internet Scale

CIO Priority 3: Creating platforms and services that can scale to meet internet-scale demand. The Internet is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down to the bottom of your inbox, but that's just peanuts to the Internet.* In comparison to … Continue reading CIO Priorities 3: Internet Scale

CIO Priorities 1: Industry context

I've recently launched Stamp London's first physical product - a set of playing cards called CIO Priorities. You can find out more about them here, and order a set for yourself here (or simply download the PDF and print them out). Over the next few weeks I'm going to run through each of the cards … Continue reading CIO Priorities 1: Industry context

Weeknote 387: Maths Co-processor

This week I have learned: My ability to think on my feet is still pretty good. The competitive spirit that can be provoked in many people who work in corporates leaves me bemused. Working out loud is such an alien concept to so many people. The fear of something so often is so much greater … Continue reading Weeknote 387: Maths Co-processor

Weeknote 386: 32 Bit

This week I have learned: Basically anything useful on the internet that is useful will eventually be overridden with spam. Google seem to be blinding us with natural language processing. It's clever, but it's hardly¬†Her. "Just talk to them" should be everyone's motto. I'm quite taken by the OKR approach. Four day weeks are weird. … Continue reading Weeknote 386: 32 Bit

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

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 368: new year

This week I have learned: I really ought to have paid more attention to my DNS settings. Oh well, lesson learned. 525GB of SSD costs just ¬£125. Laptop duly upgraded. I always feel happier with hardware I can take the lid off and, more importantly, successfully put back on, I guess in a similar way … Continue reading Weeknote 368: new year