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Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right Aldous Huxley
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right Aldous Huxley
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There’s a huge power shift taking place in corporate IT. Previously Jane in Manufacturing would use the tools that were deployed to her by Frank in the IT department at a pace defined by Frank or Frank’s boss, Mary. Vendors would provide updates to Frank…
There's a huge power shift taking place in corporate IT. Previously Jane in Manufacturing would use the tools that were deployed to her by Frank in the IT department at a pace defined by Frank or Frank's boss, Mary. Vendors would provide updates to Frank annually and Frank would decide whether to deploy the updates or not. If Frank didn't like the update, or didn't have enough time to deploy the update because Mary had him busy on other things, F...
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11 years ago today I wrote a couple of posts on a typepad blog site which began the journey that has become this blog site. Today is this blog’s birthday. The first post was titled Welcome which did exactly that. In those early days the blog was called…
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“When you own the story you get to write the ending.” Bene Brown
"When you own the story you get to write the ending." Bene Brown
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I was recently struck by a tweet that Steven Sinofsky wrote: "I analyzed a year of my reporting for gender bias. Again." https://t.co/dLkcofqork pic.twitter.com/ZMLRnjztFj — Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) February 19, 2016 This tweet was highlighting an…
I was recently struck by a tweet that Steven Sinofsky wrote: https://twitter.com/stevesi/status/700723341519224832 This tweet was highlighting an article that Adrianne LeFrance had written in which she had reviewed her articles for gender bias. I've been disturbed for a long time about the lack of the female voice in my arena of Information Technology. As an example, I'm looking at an office of roughly 70 people and there are three women in the r...
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Office Speak: In the Wheelhouse - of boats and baseball

I’ve heard this phrase quite a bit recently, it’s one of those that comes and then it goes again. It’s primarily used by my colleague from the other side of the Atlantic where I suspect it’s a common phrase. That’s right in our wheelhouse What do we need…
I've heard this phrase quite a bit recently, it's one of those that comes and then it goes again. It's primarily used by my colleague from the other side of the Atlantic where I suspect it's a common phrase. That's right in our wheelhouse What do we need to do to get this nearer our wheelhouse? I'd always assumed that it was a boating term - boats have wheelhouses and that's the place where you control the boat - so being in the wheelhouse is the...
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A little while ago I wrote an article on algorithms: Living with the algorithms in which I was trying to convey some of the ways in which algorithms are already influencing our daily lives. Kevin Slavin does a better job in his TED talk titled: How…
A little while ago I wrote an article on algorithms: Living with the algorithms in which I was trying to convey some of the ways in which algorithms are already influencing our daily lives. Kevin Slavin does a better job in his TED talk titled: How algorithms shape our world
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What you see and what I see may be completely different, which might be caused by Inattentional Blindness. Picture this: a teen-ager, cruising down a familiar highway, keeping a conscientious eye on the speedometer, the rear view mirror, the oncoming…
What you see and what I see may be completely different, which might be caused by Inattentional Blindness. Picture this: a teen-ager, cruising down a familiar highway, keeping a conscientious eye on the speedometer, the rear view mirror, the oncoming traffic. Too late, he notices a deer standing in the road. He slams on the brakes but can't avoid striking the animal. Later, the teen insists to his skeptical parents that his eyes were on the road-...
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Institutions of a nation
The British relationship with the queue is renowned around the world but few realise how deep-seated and sophisticated that relationship is. I was reminded of this earlier as I queued at the ticket check before boarding a train at London’s Euston Station. This particular train is primarily occupied by people with seat reservations. (The British train fares and ticketing system is also a uniquely British institution, but not one I'm going to attem...
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Today I went to the large multi-function-printer in the corner of the office expecting to pick up some printing that I’d just sent to it. (You might be wondering what I was doing printing, but that’s a question for another day.) I was expecting to be…
Today I went to the large multi-function-printer in the corner of the office expecting to pick up some printing that I'd just sent to it. (You might be wondering what I was doing printing, but that's a question for another day.) I was expecting to be greeted by a set of pages on the side of the printer, but instead I was greeted by a red-light and a message on the screen. The message told me in very clear terms that the printer was out of paper. ...
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Visualising and Reliving my Moves - inspired by @SteveRichards

The other day Steve highlighted an site he’d found called Move-O-Scope which takes the data from an app we both love called Moves. Moves is an activity tracker – Move-O-Scope is a fabulous way to visualise and explore the information stored. Once I’d…
The other day Steve highlighted an site he'd found called Move-O-Scope which takes the data from an app we both love called Moves. Moves is an activity tracker - Move-O-Scope is a fabulous way to visualise and explore the information stored. Once I'd connected Move-O-Scope to my data it got me thinking about all sorts of things that had happened in the last 94 weeks. It got me thinking about a few days on the Northumbria coast exploring Lindisfar...
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It’s been a while for both Because it’s Friday and the Action Movie Kid, but this made me smile:
It's been a while for both Because it's Friday and the Action Movie Kid, but this made me smile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmpiizDX_lU
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