Category Archives: personal

8 Tips for a 3-minute stand-up

Stand-up - it's supposed to be the time-saving meeting you have once a day to get project status updates. But it can easily become a behemoth, a monstrous overrunning meeting which seems to suck time out of everyone in the team. As a Program Manager at Microsoft the teams I worked with managed to get…
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The Power of Software

This article was originally published on LinkedIn, July 6 2016. At first I wasn't too sure what to make of it. An email explaining that a mobile application I’d written had changed someone’s life. But it turned out to be the single best piece of user feedback I've ever had and probably the best email…
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Continuing to Waggle My Mouse

Getting the Waggle On Development of the Waggle My Mouse application has been going well. I've over come a number of issues, I can now track the mouse pointer, and can capture the quick changes in the mouse pointers location. Two outstanding technical issues arise. These are: How do draw a highlighted shape over the…
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Flying to Protest

[caption width="360" id="attachment_502" align="alignnone"] Dublin Airport before the sun rises[/caption] I'm typing this on a London bound flight. I've taken countless flights, but I've never done this before. I'm a little nervous, and a bit excited.  Over the last couple of months I've met and become friends with a bunch of new people, a ber…
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