The 33⅓ RPM Vinyl Album Technique

Portable turntable

Do you ever listen to music while you work? Does it sometimes distract you from getting things done? Here’s a way that can make music help you to focus, instead of being a distraction.

The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique, is a system for “getting things done”, that was devised in the late 80’s by […]

Change and improvement

I probably don’t have to tell you that the lean concept in software development is adapted from the automobile manufacturing industry. In this podcast episode, a really interesting case study is shown where continuous improvement by reducing “waste” was achieved at a cancer centre in Seattle by adapting the Toyota Production System to healthcare. […]

Geek nights and user groups

Networking = yawn-fest?

I used to think that “networking” was some type of dreary activity that only terminal bores went to. However, increasingly I can see that getting together with like-minded people to share experiences can have benefits.

Geeks in the night

I live in Oxford, which along with its Dreaming Spires, […]