Category Archives: work

Configuring System Wide Proxy Settings on Ubuntu 16.04

Setting the proxy settings for linux machine is something I've had to do on an increasingly regular basis. With a lot of office machines located behind corporate firewalls, and a need to do development and testing of ideas in an office environment, it has become increasingly important to be able to set up and operate…
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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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Detecting a Waggle

I spent a long while thinking and discussing with others how a waggle could be detected. Two I guess opposite ideas were proposed: Sine wave mapping : This involves smoothing in the incoming data of "delta X" values and then mapping a sine wave to it, if the two overlap within a degree of tolerance,…
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