Pomodoro! It’s one of these little 25 mintute kitchen timers So why is this relevant? Well, Inge my personal business coach told me this story… There were two teams asked to each cut a tree down. Team One went at it like crazy, with non-stop sawing all morning and finished the job 4 hours later. They were […]Read More What do you call an on-time tomato?
In a seemingly “unreal” statement, Bristol City Hall, UK has announced that it will switching computer downtime into profiting Bitcoin mining time. In a 3 month academic partnership with Bristol University computing department we will see every city hall computer being put to use in its spare time. So for example, when like us, we’re at […]Read More Bristol City Hall to mine Bitcoin in spare time
Here’s a welcome addition to George Ferguson’s aim to make Bristol a “Laboratory for change“. He’s taking the digital upper hand and released the “Bristol Idea’s Lab”, a Bristol Home brew delib product (http://www.delib.net/dblog/tag/online-consultation/) http://georgesideaslab.dialogue-app.com/ It’ll be interesting to see what starts getting shared on there, I imagine there’ll be the usual car vs. bike debacle. […]Read More The Bristol Mayor’s Ideas Lab! Submit how much you hate car/bikes etc…
Let’s make a small browser extension that every-time you “come across porn”, it adds it (anonomously) to a public database. Then Browsers, ISPs and anyone can use that database to fliter porn, investigate illegal content. It’s a public filter database, we could also sell access to it to raise our state’s bank balance. We’ll […]Read More Your country needs you! To identify porn
Just a little update again. I’ve been poppy bombing up Bristol cycle lane to lots of questioning looks, you feel naughty but sow your seeds, it’s worth it 🙂 Also just a couple of picture updates 🙂 have a lovely Saturday #poppyBombing #bristolRead More Poppy bombing 10,000 in Bristol
You can buy your seed here, and every packet purchased they’ll donate 10p to the Royal British legion. http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-seeds/poppy-seeds/papaver-rhoeas-flanders/6553TMRead More Poppy bombing Bristol update
I wonder if a massive natural disaster happened in the UK, which apps C.O.B.R.A would take to for organisation? Would it break out the Myspace or Facebooks? Or maybe twitter is it’s best port of call? Well, after the dust has settled from a natural disaster and human life has been lost and saved, a nation is […]Read More C.O.B.R.A’s first app, download it after a crisis
Here’s part two of switching to Agile. Any UK government organisation could learn from the practice and I hope they do… The terminology for Scrum IS confusing, no question. Staff might be concerned about getting it wrong or might muddle on through without really grasping it. Have a session or two with… Read it on […]Read More Making the switch to agile, part two
Switching to Agile. Not the simplest thing in the world, however… very very worth it. Our office at Thought Den made the switch last year and while it’s a great idea all this transparency, updates and team responsibility it’s not a simple thing to do. So I’ve written a two part blog post about it over […]Read More Making the switch to Agile, part one
It’s a fun event where software coders, developers, designers and people with an interest in making digital things all come to spend time together and make something. Usually they’re timed events and people will work through the night for their hobby. That something they make coiuld be anything like a game, a new app, a […]Read More What is a hack/ games hack / software hack?