The beauty of continuous improvement is that it turns all criticism into feedback. Joseph De Araujo – 5:24am The way I understand it, a “continuous improvement” approach is one that is always open to change. It is a way to remain ready to consider possibilities gathered in hindsight. It’s basically listening, then acting on new… Continue reading Feedback as continuous improvement
What is the RASCI model? Well, you are going to love this… it’s an acronym! Whoohoo! It fits right into what we already do! RASCI stands for – Responsible – Accountable – Consulted – Support – Informed It is a “responsibility assignment matrix”. So each letter stands for a responsibility that will be assigned to… Continue reading The RASCI model for management of projects
If you are not using GIT, then there are a few things that you are probably not doing as well as you could. You are not well-positioned to collaborate with other developers, share code or consume their code in your projects. You are not well-positioned to manage changes and versions in your code – and… Continue reading Why you need GIT version control for your project
Someone asked me recently, why would I want to web scrape? So I start thinking: In a perfect world you grab your data-set as you walk out of the lift, go to your desk, plug it in and press the button… *sarcasm* – we didn’t come here for this – here’s why you should think… Continue reading Why webscrape?
For some of us, web scraping or “webscraping” means pulling out the terminal window and wrangling the python scripts for some heavy data extraction – possibly using Scrapy or BeautifulSoup. Yes, it’s true, that web scraping is an advanced user art-form. For the rest of us, there is still hope. Cue the Space Odyssey intro…… Continue reading A webscraper for everyone
Every now and then I just need to rant. This time it’s about customer service… I want to thank all customer service reps & people that help others to get stuff done. I hope you’ll take my rant as feedback. I opened a support ticket, & I eagerly awaited a result. I was soon told… Continue reading Good customer service & the definition of done
Microsoft Flow is all about automation. It can help you do repetitive tasks without your interaction. It can join different services together so that you aren’t double handling tasks. It is said that it will save you time, but it actually allows you to do things you otherwise wouldn’t do. Repetitive, menial, ongoing tasks. E.g.… Continue reading Introduction to Microsoft Flow
Welcome to the mothership… well, it’s not ‘the’ mothership, but it’s some sort of craft. Ok, it’s not a ship, and it’s not going to outer-space, but it’s a little bit crafty. It’s a blog, what do you expect? Ok, first post and we’re already waffling… to save me from waffling, please contact me with… Continue reading This is where the spaceship lands…