Lurnin’ Fizix

As I wrote in an earlier post, my wife is studying Physics as her main occupation now. It’s something she has been passionate about for years, but was compelled to stay with medicine until she came here and we figured out how to break her out. Not that medicine isn’t worth following, but if your heart’s Read More

How To Manage With Random Tasks Every Week

One of the tools that I found especially useful in my last job was Process Street. It’s great for recurring tasks, but not so much for ad hoc stuff. I didn’t really do enough ad hoc stuff to need a tool that excelled in that area. I think that the routine made me a little complacent. Read More

Going From Dual Income To Single

This is the second month since we switched from a dual income to a single income household. We wanted to do this so that my wife could focus on studying, as her job with its random shifts was sapping her energy and killing her ability to focus. The important thing here is that we discussed it Read More

Here Comes The Predictive Analysis!

My next Nanodegree project feels more like my regular work than the last. I basically need to cleanse and combine multiple data sources, then use that data to predict future sales. It’s also reassuring that a course in analytics is starting to resemble my current job role. Not reassuring of the course content, but reassuring of Read More

Giving Up To Win: A Story Of Goal Seek

For the last couple of weeks, I have been intermittently working on a fiendishly challenging Excel problem. This was something I’d not encountered before, there was no simple formula or method for it. Searching online yielded results that worked in specific circumstances, but not mine. And the only reason I finally succeeded, was because I knew Read More

You Should Take A Long Break After Reading This

Giving yourself time to rest and relax is important. Not just time to unwind, but actual quiet time with nothing else happening or being done. I like to take long baths. This quiet time gives my mind the freedom to wander and bring to my attention things that I’ve thought about before, but with added details Read More

Keeping Yourself Sharp

Many years ago I worked in a warehouse, and in one of my many roles there I was working on a sorting station. This involved scanning barcodes of products from one container to another. It was boring, time-consuming work and you couldn’t just churn through it and take off for a break! More containers could turn Read More

Let’s Go Over This One More Time

Many discussions about building good writing habits involve the routine. For some people it’s as simple as sitting down in a particular spot with a hot cup of tea and a biscuit. For others it’s a whole ritual with music, mood lighting, scented candles and preceded by some light meditation. In my case the ritual is Read More