Timeular First Impressions

You may remember this Kickstarter from a couple years ago: I wanted one for myself for a long time, but sometimes I forgot and sometimes I felt that the price was too steep. I’ve changed my mind about the expense as I’ve been getting frustrated with just HOW MUCH MAINTENANCE regular time-tracking requires. Also I came Read More

Data Science Contact Week 1: Finished!

My first face to face contact week with the university professors is over. In some ways I’m relieved because the hours have been long, as has the commute, and the work has been tiring. But I will also miss it, because I’ve enjoyed the structured learning as well as collaborating and bonding with fellow students. I’ve Read More

Data Science Contact Week 1 Day 2

Yesterday was my first day on the proper hands-on learning with programming a bit of interdisciplinary stuff. This morning was about analysis and optimisation and it was more about demonstrating to us what the point of all this maths is. Basically if you know the good maths, you can massively optimise your code and functions. Otherwise Read More

Data Science Contact Week 1 Day 1

Today was my first proper learning week with the University since enrolling on the apprenticeship. I was terrified yesterday because I hadn’t been preparing enough according to the web portal and I thought I would be way behind everyone else. Nah, today there was chaos and disorganisation almost all round. Some people didn’t even have access Read More

Gitgud At Excel, Fast

Anyone who has read my blog for any length of time should know that I am a whiz at Excel. I have graduated from the Excel guy to analyst now, but for a good few years I was the Excel guy and becoming an analyst has only expanded my Excel skills further. So one thing that Read More

Internal Company Blogs Are A Thing!?

I may not be a big talker, but I love communication. Why else would I blog? Something that comes into my mind now and then is communication at the workplace. It’s easy to just start a chat in the kitchen while making a cup of tea with anyone, which I really like. And Microsoft Teams makes Read More

Hello Trello My Old Friend

So a long time ago now, I discovered Trello and became very friendly with it. At the time I was overloaded and disorganised and something had to be done. Trello’s simple card system is like digital Post-Its on a board, and is a great start. However, I didn’t find that it suited routines particularly well. There Read More