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Cars General

What social networking is really good at is creating experts…

Or should I say letting people claim to be experts and share their opinions with the world and his wife whether they know anything about the subject or not. It’s very easy these days for someone to be very popular amongst an online community without ever having ventured outside “their small dark office” (a line […]

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General Humour

The story of Monty Hall – and how to improve your chances in life

How many people have heard of Monty Hall? Well until last week when my 10 year old daughter asked me to help with her homework, I’d never heard of him either. However what happened next really intrigued me… here’s a definition of the Monty Hall Problem from Wikipedia: The Monty Hall problem is a probability puzzle […]

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General Technology WEB

Agile, Ultra Agile, or Anarchy – An inside look at Facebook Development

Around the same time that I wrote my last post “How to make Agile work for product development… It’s all about the people” a colleague sent me a link to an interesting and insightful post by @yeeguy on “How Facebook Ships Code” I found this post fascinating and I’d recommend you take a few minutes […]

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General

2010 blog review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. […]

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General Innovation

Innovation is the conversion of ideas into cash and Invention is the conversion of cash into ideas.

Do you work in the Innovation business or are you an Inventor… do you know the difference? I was intrigued when I originally wrote this post way back in January after reading a story that defined the meaning of innovation as the execution of an idea, whereas creativity was having the idea in the first place. Most people I […]

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General

Blog Baptism…

Another refinement to my blog today when it was baptised with the new name of https://stuartlynn.co.uk/, couldn’t get stuartlynn.com, someone squatting on it, aren’t they always… but .co.uk is okay.  A very simple process indeed, just had to change the name server as per the WordPress instructions, pay a £7.80 mapping fee and it’s done.

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General

Why do people blog?

My wife asked me that question just the other day, In my experience its mostly to promote themselves, to promote their company or to promote their products. However, occasionally you come across a blogger who isn’t selling themselves, their company or their products, and when you do it’s a breath of fresh air… no selling, […]

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General

Just getting the engine started

content to follow very soon