Category Archives: life

The Gordon Pask Award

The Pask Committee have given the Gordon Pask award to me this year for deepening existing ideas and coming up with some pretty crazy ones of my own. I can only do this because of the fortune I have in … Continue reading

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My Grandad

My Grandad looked like Merlin. He had white hair down to his shoulders, steel-blue eyes that sparkled when he grinned, and half his teeth. My Grandad worked as an engineer during the war. He used to talk about the bombers, … Continue reading

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Calling UK residents

Rob Bowley has set up a petition to ask the government to review the way in which IT projects are done. I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up of hearing tales of Government IT failure. I even heard … Continue reading

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This blog is now under Creative Commons

I hereby release these blog posts under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0. If you want to do anything different to this, please ask.

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Upgrading wordpress and the missing posts

I’ve finally got around to installing wordpress on my professional services site and upgrading to 2.8.3 on this blog. Then, this morning, I noticed that a link from Wikipedia’s BDD page to one of my old posts was broken. Further … Continue reading

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Ups and downs

This blog’s been up and down the last couple of days while we uploaded my new site, It’s not finished yet – there are a couple of empty pages, the Game of Life implementation still has a couple of … Continue reading

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I was warned that there would come a point when the few spam posts I was getting would suddenly multiply to the point where I couldn’t keep up with them, but I didn’t listen. That point just came today. I’ve … Continue reading

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GROW, Systems Thinking and writing a novel

GROW stands for Goal, Reality, Options, Way forward. As a coach, I frequently use GROW as a method of helping people move forward. Find the Goal, examine the Reality and all the resources available, look at Options for getting closer … Continue reading

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You may have noticed…

… that my blog has moved. This is so that I can keep things like code samples, etc., connected to my blog, and so that it isn’t blocked by corporate filters that don’t like LiveJournal. I will still be crossposting … Continue reading

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