I’ll be honest, for a little while I let myself get wrapped up in news stories. Predominantly the stuff going on with Trump in the US and the nonsense going on over here with Brexit. Sure, some of it was entertaining and we all like to let ourselves get a little outraged sometimes, but following the Read More
One of the upsides and downsides of being unwell is that you can only allow yourself to do things that take very little effort. So whilst I am resting to recover from this damn cold, I can’t do much. I can rest, keep clean, watch NetFlix and read. I’ve decided that I shouldn’t be playing proper Read More
Yes, this post title has been directly pinched from the title (and subtitle) of a very famous book; Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson. If you don’t have this book, you should make a point to pick it up. If you do have this book, I encourage you to read it or re-read it.
One of my hopes for this blog, and generally the content I share here, is that it may help others who find themselves somewhere on the same path as I am. That may be where they’ve learned enough Excel to be able to list it as one of their skills, and they want to know where Read More
A week ago I asked the question: Is Blinkist worth subscribing for? Just a few days later, I really wasn’t sure. Despite enjoying the summaries I’d read on the app, the numerous other options out there really threw me off. If I could get something the same for free, why should I pay for the app? Read More
Yesterday I wrote about downloading Blinkist and my plan to come back here and write about my experience with the app. It may seem quite soon to be back with a verdict, but I am and I thought I had made my decision. But it’s harder than I thought because after deciding that I would like Read More
My reading list is rather long and my bookshelf is full of books that I would like to add to that reading list anyway. Then there are all the books that I don’t have yet that I also want to read. Then there are the books that will be recommended from the books I’ve read or Read More
NetFlix recently launched a series of shorts from different contributors, called Love, Death and Robots. After watching a couple, it wasn’t hard to carry on watching another and another. Some are pretty gory, but they all have something in common besides the Love, Death and Robots; ideas.
Machine Learn/Scraping My experiment with machine learning yesterday didn’t work out quite as I hoped, I found a lot more questions than I found answers, although I didn’t really find any answers. I think it’s something that you can’t just dip into and find what you’re after, you need to learn about things first to know Read More
Yesterday I didn’t post directly about failure, rather I focused on the tools (ie: books) that would help others learn to deal with failure better. Today I am going to post directly about failure because I remembered something very interesting from the very good book Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed that I wish to share Read More