Category Archives: life

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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