Whilst talking to @StevieHamilton he mentioned listening to this great podcast called Radiolab Numbers. He also mentioned Benford’s Law and it’s applications, it sounded interesting and so I went and listened and indeed, it is. Benford’s Law, also known as the First Digit law basically states that numbers will have a tendency to start with […]
If like me you work in the online world, you could be forgiven for thinking that an avatar is a picture or photograph used to represent yourself in online communities. Yet, every definition I’ve found lists another, older definition in first place, and I found this interesting… The wikipedia disambiguation page, the Google define:avatar & […]
I’ve just come across a terminal server that wouldn’t let me log on. Turns out the maximum number of users the terminal server is licensed for has been exceeded. Thusly, from another machine on the network, we open a command prompt and type qwinsta /server:<servername> This will give a list of the terminal server sessions […]
I have a schedule that I print for a community group. I use Excel to produce it and one of the things I’ve done to make it easier for people to see when they are rostered on is to highlight the row that relates to their assignment. Now I simply change the name in the […]
Stan Smith has just posted a link to MS KB 321185 – How to identify your SQL Server version and edition which is quite handy. I’ve posted previously on how to find out what version of SQL is running, but this newer KB link above adds SQL 2008 version numbers as well.
Today I had the privilege of running 3 workshops at Brisbane Boys’ College for their Careers and Counselling department on the topic of “Social Media – the use of electronic social networks to advance your career“. I found a few things of interest: Almost all the students were on Facebook (a guess, 80%) A lot […]
I’ve been looking for some time for a good topbox to mount on the VStrom (my daily commute) and couldn’t find anything I’ve been happy with. Either to small, to much plastic, “how much for that!” shock, unhappy with the shape, you name it, haven’t seen anything I liked. The closest I’ve come is side […]
Lately I’ve been using some social media tools more. Today while discussing an upcoming presentation with one of the other participants, it occurred to me that some of these tools have in fact become indispensable to me. I’m using IM in the form of Google chat to keep other employees up-to-date with my movements and […]
At the moment, there seems to be a backlash against using twitter auto DM’s (Direct Messages) to automatically send a new twitter follower a message. I have a somewhat different point of view on this. If you’re going to have a message auto sent to a new twitter follower and do one or more of […]
Exercise this morning was riding the mountain bike, while riding I kept hitting rocks. I found that I was focused on the section of path just ahead of me, the next 1-4 metres. Once I started looking forward further, 30-80 metres ahead, I began to avoid the rocks, my perhipheral vision was working for me, […]
Just spotted this great article from Jason Nethercott on creating your own Business Process Video – interesting stuff. I can see using this info to document a process, then see where to improve those processes.
Yes – I signed up to Becomeablogger.com – after reading the free road map PDF and watching the 10 free Howto videos. Even tho I’ve been blogging since 2002, in the last 24 hours I’ve already learnt stuff. Plus I’ve got access to a private forum (ie no trolls) where like minded ‘students’ and experts […]
Saw a tweet from Lee Hopkins pointing to this free report on Innovation Strategies for the Global Recession. Good stuff.
I recall watching my mother make caramel by boiling a can of condensed milk, but do you think I can find ANYWHERE on the ‘net that tells me how to do so? nope. Seems everyone is afraid of exploding cans. Managed to find some stories of cans having exploded and the resultant mess. Thusly, here […]
Do you love your job? I do. Let me tell you why. I get to change ‘someones’ world on a daily basis. And I love it. I do technical support for a small marketing firm, all of our clients use ACT!, which is a contact management application. When you show someone how they can improve […]
Hey, this is cool, I’ve just realised that Chome will open the web interface of VMWare Server 2.0 – it didn’t last week. Neato.
I use LinkedIn and find it useful to keep in touch with the business people I deal with. Also it has enabled me to find key people in companies so that I can get the information I need quicker, for example I needed some technical help with an IBM product, I was able to find […]
The rate of change in the world is immense. Take a look at this to put a few facts into perspective. Amazing. Scary. Exciting.