Sleek new beauty – my new iPhone 5

Dec 22, 12 Sleek new beauty – my new iPhone 5

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What a beauty … my new iPhone 5, fast, sexy & sleek .. and very light...

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Learning to Let Go – Self Organising Systems

Dec 14, 12 Learning to Let Go – Self Organising Systems

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We like to think that things that work well come about through good organisation, rigorous planning and strong front led management. But is this really true ? If we look at nature there’s some excellent examples of self-organising systems that “just seem to work”. Can we learn from this and learn to “let go” ?

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“May the Scrum be with you”

Nov 30, 12 “May the Scrum be with you”

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I’ve just completed a 2 day Scrum Master course in London and yesterday took my exam which I passed … so I’m now a Certified Scrum master and full member of the Scrum Alliance … which sounds like something out of Star Wars! 😀 I’ve now joined my fellow Scrum Masters in the Scum Alliance namely : Mr Kieran ‘Lord of the Scrum’ Brennan and Jon ‘ScrumWalker’ Hawtree. Young Scrum padawan Mr Tuck ‘Scrumbacca’ Cheang is yet to take the test but will join soon I’m sure! More about Scrum ... Scrum Is an Innovative Approach to Getting Work Done Scrum is an agile framework for completing complex projects. Scrum originally was formalized for software development projects, but works well for any complex, innovative scope of work. The possibilities are endless. The Scrum framework is deceptively simple. The Scrum Framework in 30 Seconds A product owner creates a prioritized wish list called a product backlog. During sprint planning, the team pulls a small chunk from the top of that wishlist, a sprint backlog, and decides how to implement those pieces. The team has a certain amount of time, a sprint, to complete its work – usually two to four weeks – but meets each day to assess its progress (daily scrum). Along the way, the ScrumMaster keeps the team focused on its goal. At the end of the sprint, the work should be potentially shippable, as in ready to hand to a customer, put on a store shelf, or show to a stakeholder. The sprint ends with a sprint review and retrospective. As the next sprint begins, the team chooses another chunk of the product backlog and begins working again. The cycle repeats until enough items in the product backlog have been completed, the budget is depleted, or a deadline arrives. Which of these milestones marks the end of the work is entirely specific to the project. No matter which impetus stops work, Scrum ensures that the most valuable work has been completed when...

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Raspberri Pi

Jul 09, 12 Raspberri Pi

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Yay … got delivery of my Raspberry-Pi today.

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Crossing the Rubicon

Apr 05, 12 Crossing the Rubicon

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I’ve crossed the last hurdle into the state of “Geekdom” … Linux.

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iPad Deux

Mar 26, 11 iPad Deux

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The eagle has landed … well the iPad at least !!!!! The iPad 2 has arrive in the UK & in the island … I’ve just picked up a 32Gb Wifi model … only trouble is … it’s not mine !! 🙁 It’s Kieren’s. When he was last over in the Guernsey office I weaved my magic on him and pursuaded him into ordereing one. To be fair he didn’t need much pursuading at all ! So I’ll be acting as “courier” and bringing it over to him in London on my next buisness trip. … still … I’m tempted myself ! 😉...

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Gadget Utopia !

May 28, 10 Gadget Utopia !

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It’s here … !!!! A couple of weeks ago I put my name down on a short list at our local Apple store for a 64GB wi-fi iPad, Its the UK launch day and I’ve been allocated one .…… wooo hoo! 😀 It is VERY impressive and causing quite a stir, I had no less than 5 people surrounding me in the office just opening the box...

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Its here at last ….

Jul 02, 09

The long awaited iPhone 3.0 update is here and hot on it’s heals is the iPhone-dev teams jailbreak and unlock. My phone has duely been updated, jailbroken and unlocked. To do this you need to : 1. Install v3.0 via iTunes 2. Download the torrent for redsn0w 3. Install redsn0w to jailbreak the OS ( this also adds Cydia) 4. Configure Cydia to then download and install the ultrasn0w app on the iPhone to unlock it. v3.0 is fantastic check out some of it’s new features here :- • How to use the 40 best features of iPhone v3.0 • 22 more features of...

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New Year ….. new gadget

Jan 08, 09 New Year ….. new gadget

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Woohoooo !!!  …. finally got my brand spanking new iPhone unlocked. I bought it in London back in October before flying off to the PDC in LA. At that point the boys in the iphone-devteam had only a partial solution to unlocking it, so I was stuck with a very sexy looking PDA & iPod but no phone(unless of course I wanted to pay for extotionate roaming charges). On New Years Eve they released a beta called yellowsn0w to unlock the latest baseband (ie bang up to date with v2.2) … something we didn’t expect. After some mixed results it looks like 0.9.6 beta is fully working (well for me anyway) …..So a big thanks & well done to them. Check out their good work at their blog …....

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Hello world!

Oct 21, 08

….. a weblog for Robert, Declan & Faheem as they “Go Large” at the Microsoft PDC in LA. while (awake) {     write_code( ); } Microsoft PDC 2008...

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