I’m going to write a bit about my thinking process whenever I build things, whether it’s websites, VBA applications, or financial models. I’m not too sure if this is going to be a “oh that’s so obvious why is he telling me this?” piece, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned, one person’s normal behaviour... Continue Reading →
Was on one of my regular runs today when the words "courage is not acting in the absence of fear, but in spite of it" suddenly came to mind and never left. Can't quite remember where exactly I read it or heard it, but those words have always comforted me in times of need. Here... Continue Reading →
I was reminded today in a book I'm reading on visual analytics that the purpose of any analytical project is ultimately to make better decisions. Coming from a mixed business and IT background, I have had my fair share of IT vs. Business conundrums. With my IT hat on, I'm always thinking about efficiency, optimisation, ease-of-use,... Continue Reading →
I spent close to five hours working on an assignment that I thought would take me an hour at the most. It was an ad hoc project, and as often the case with many ad hoc projects you can’t really tell how long they’d take till they were done. My initial estimations were based off... Continue Reading →
There's a wonderful cartoon on running over at The Oatmeal. Beautiful as always, especially to this avid runner without a chance in hell of winning any running awards ("so why do it?" they ask -- not quite understanding that I run for running's sake. I just don't get it, either).
Latest stats on the US Economy, written up about by Andrew McAfee. He posits the fact that unemployment's not going up while other economic stats are might be due to greater IT spend -- technology replacing labour? Seeing what I've seen in my half decade in the workforce I can't say I disagree: too many... Continue Reading →