Getting good audio results when interviewing on Zoom

You wait for blog posts about how we record WB-40, and then two come along at once... The problem How to get as good audio quality as you can when using a web conferencing service like Zoom? The method An audio setup as documented in this article:https://mmitii.mattballantine.com/2018/02/16/podcasting-primer/ And then some clever ways of using the … Continue reading Getting good audio results when interviewing on Zoom

Apply transcripts to audio in Audacity

This is a very specific description of something I worked out how to do today. If you edit audio for things like podcasts you might find it useful. If you don't then probably not so much... The need Just about every week these days I have an interview to edit for WB-40, and coming soon … Continue reading Apply transcripts to audio in Audacity

Weeknote 409 – new beginnings

This week I have learned: I really do like starting things There's a huge gap in the way big tech firms push collaboration software. They neglect to think about the groups, focusing too much on the individual The power of music, the shared experience of music, is something I forget about too often The new … Continue reading Weeknote 409 – new beginnings

Weeknote 407: Brexit? Brecon

This week I have learned: everyone should make time for lunch with a poet once in a while. train strikes are a massive failure of employee engagement. Funny we don't see the answer to them being discount vouchers at the local health spa. walking in hills is good for the sole. I'm getting into the … Continue reading Weeknote 407: Brexit? Brecon

Weeknote 405: Home Alone

This week I have learned: the best part of five days working from home has left me climbing the walls. finding a new tone of voice for the Forbes thing is going to take some time. it's nice to be wanted. Amazon Prime does strange things to my consumer desires. OKR Progress: CxO Priorities: Cut … Continue reading Weeknote 405: Home Alone

CIO Priorities 29: Improve User Experience

Ideas about Service Design have started to permeate into the world of the IT department. For most it's about the approaches necessary to develop customer-facing digital services. But for some it's also being applied to improve the way in which technology is delivered to people inside the organisation. And by that I mean the customer … Continue reading CIO Priorities 29: Improve User Experience

CIO Priorities 15 – Data Integration

We live in a time of data. Given that, it constantly surprises me how badly so many organisations manage the stuff. In particular, most organisations find themselves today with silos of information across multiple systems that don't quite match up; data integrity issues where slight variations exist from system to system, but then more pernicious … Continue reading CIO Priorities 15 – Data Integration

CIO Priorities 14 – Real estate costs

Underpinning just about every Smart, Flexible or Modern Working project that I've seen in the past few years has been an overriding business imperative: save rent. This isn't something that is a universal organisational need. Speaking with experts in the field, in much of the United States, for example, it's far more common to find … Continue reading CIO Priorities 14 – Real estate costs

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