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Managing your Mind. Mindmaps, a handy tool for the Enterprise Architect.
OK, so techniques for managing our time are common place such as calendars and to-do lists. But what about managing your thinking? Being an Architect is a practice, not a process, so arguable the most important tool we have is our brain as it is our central repository for knowledge and logic but it's not like a computer. Often useful information comes flowing out it, almost randomly in no particular order that's if your lucky. Sometime the brains requires some exploration and provocation to tease ......

Posted On Monday, March 10, 2008 2:46 PM

Connecting Women & Men
Recently my wife was at an the Connecting Women in Technology event which is born from an idea by my friend, Eileen Brown that she talks about in the this post and here. Connecting Women is about colleagues supporting each other in an industry where Women are a minority. Being anatomically different doesn't mean men can't be involved or equally supportive as events like this are ultimately about achieving balance. The main problems are ... Attract more women into the industry Combat prejudice, bullying, ......

Posted On Monday, March 10, 2008 11:15 AM

Hot Air Balloon
My good friend Richard posted and emailed me this lovely joke, it's an instant classic ... A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, 'Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am.' The woman below replied, 'You're in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north. Latitude and between 59 and ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 5, 2008 1:28 PM

Good to be a Geek
My Wife is a Girl Geek and so are my cool friends Eileen and Sarah. So, it is with some interest that the BBC chose today to pick up on survey results out today from Tesco’s which concludes ‘Girl’s more skilled on computers’. I don’t wish to dispute the findings or the conclusion. Infact I think the evidence points to the very crux of the problem why any human, no matter age or gender, can find computing difficult. Skill has little to do with it in my opinion, the main problem is confidence. Children ......

Posted On Monday, March 3, 2008 9:29 PM

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