Yes it’s time for my end of year reflection. The post-Christmas, pre-New Year period is made for contemplation, especially when the weather is hot, the cricket is slow and the Christmas Ham seeps into every meal. It’s the time of year 18 years ago my Dad passed away too. We had great Christmas and then … Continue reading 2018. Yes, I Survived.
I have just a couple of weeks of long service leave to go. It’s been so good to have a break from work, without the threat of worrying where the next pay check is coming from. I’ve been working since I was 16 and during that time there have been a few stints of unemployment, … Continue reading Where am I going? What am I doing?
I started working on this post some time ago, and it’s sat languishing in my drafts folder. I decided I needed to finish it after reading Why Kodak Died and Fujifilm Thrived: A Tale of Two Film Companies. I loved the articles analysis which broke down the disruptive innovation narrative. At the heart of it, … Continue reading My Kodak Moments
Over the past few years I’ve witnessed the rise of a new kind of fanaticism, a new ideology that has taken hold within the tech industry and has begun to seep into other industries, sectors and government as technology increasingly important role. It defines itself through an undying and unquestioning devotion to the concept of … Continue reading The Rise of Innovationism
This blog has been neglected a bit this year. The silence has felt deafening on this end - there’s been plenty to write about, lots has been going on in life, but finding words and being able to talk things openly have challenged my expression. This site has been a place where I have shared … Continue reading No Work …. till Next Year
I haven’t written here for ages, but there have been plenty of things of late that I’ve wanted to engage with. Instead of that deep engagement in posting my (Twitter friendly) equivalent of me yelling stuff out of a car window as I pass by at the speed of life: Online courses don’t need to … Continue reading Some Online Learning Truths
Reason students leave school: time and money. For many it’s earn or learn, eat or read... today’s system is not designed for today’s students. #asugsv2018 https://twitter.com/DesieLiz/status/986281713453056000/photo/1 https://twitter.com/DesieLiz/status/986281713453056000 This tweet hit my timeline this morning as I sipped my coffee. It stuck in my craw. The debate around the education system doesn't seem particularly fruitful, instead … Continue reading Earn or Learn, Eat or Read
Wow, this year is rocketing by. I was thinking today it must have been a while since my last blog post. I just checked and it was 31/12/2017. So lets catchup on where I'm up to. I spent the last six months elbows deep in Blackboard developing up a new theme for CSU's deployment. A … Continue reading Catching Up on the Year
Or, how to feel like you've done something when you haven't. Or, how to waste time and money without making progress. I'm glad Lee Vinsel wrote this post Design Thinking is Kind of Like Syphilis — It’s Contagious and Rots Your Brains. While it takes a rather extreme view the further in you go - eventually equating … Continue reading Design Thinking
This year was another big one. My daughter started school back in January which was a pretty momentous occasion - for her and us doting parents. https://flic.kr/p/Xd9Uhy The build work for our house started in earnest after a long drawn out battle with the insurance company. We were paid out a fair sum of money … Continue reading 2017 – Rebuilding: Homes and Hospitality