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Machine Learning, Books & Attitude

Machine Learning, Books & Attitude

I love that rush when life is changing, but you're learning; when the future is facing you, stepping on your toes, but it isn't alarming. Getting to that pleasurable point, for me, meant uprooting my 20th century self and replanting myself in this century. Embracing...

Juggling Drafts & Reviewing Books

Juggling Drafts & Reviewing Books

If you've been following me on Instagram you probably know I've sprinted my way through Draft 1 of The Rush of Stone. Now I'm dialling up the other part of personality, Methodical Me, to work on Draft 2.  Step 1 Create a prompt sheet for revision.  Step 2 Work over...

New Podcast & Book Reviews

New Podcast & Book Reviews

I never imagined I would start a podcast about tech but there's no accounting for what can happen when you get together with Patrick Bonello. Patrick and I created Ok Smart Ass to talk about the things that go wrong and go right in the tech and gadget world. I don't...

Guided Journaling

Guided Journaling

You know how good intentions pop into your head now and again and you play with them and then discard them? Usually it's a case of: too hard not as much fun as you initially thought you got distracted and the idea went stale Just occasionally your good intentions...

A Last Glimpse

A Last Glimpse

I fully intended to keep a journal this year but it didn’t happen. My failure to journal was especially disappointing because 2020 hasn't been ordinary. It's been a wild and difficult year, a year to remember and learn from. I like to think I failed forward because I...

Cracker Brainwave Idea

Cracker Brainwave Idea

Two and a half weeks ago I had a brainwave idea. One of those cracker thoughts that spins you around and keeps you working seven days a week. It was all about journaling. What if it wasn’t too late to write a journal for 2020???? I really wanted it to be possible even...