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Why I openly share my calendar across the whole org and you should too

Posted: 2018-08-24 | 5 minute read

I’ve spent more than a decade working in large organisations across a variety of roles with an open calendar, so here are my thoughts on why I did it and why I think everyone else should give it a try, too. Some Background Previously, I worked at Lendlease for 9 years (yes, I gave up long service leave). Early on, I decided to open my calendar as ‘read’ for whole organisation.


Ryuichi Sakamoto's Coda: A Review

Posted: 2018-08-16 | 8 minute read

Recently, Cynthia and I had the pleasure of watching a film called Coda which showcases more recent musical endeavours of Ryuichi Sakamoto and the very personal impact of dealing with the news of cancer. This post is probably full of spoilers in the traditional sense and less of a film review, however don’t let that deter you. His story is very real and for me, the film was more about the experience and how it changes the way you see the world.


Why the Sega Dreamcast is the best console of all time

Posted: 2018-08-13 | 11 minute read

Getting back into the “not-so-serious” blog series, here are my thoughts on why the Sega Dreamcast is the best video game console of all time. Of course this is biased. But you already knew that! North-American readers will note the blue hue of this logo: it was red in the US but blue in Europe, to avoid similarities to the Tivola logo. Australia got the European version - to match the PAL standard no doubt


How I manage a product backlog with my version of Kanban

Posted: 2018-08-09 | 6 minute read

I’ve written a bit about the technical side of building a serverless CMS product called Koi CMS, but I thought it might be nice to talk about the other side of things: the side that involves Sharpies and Post-It® Notes. Oh yes, this is going to be a Product blog. Or something like that. I probably haven’t even experienced real Kanban, so this is just a good way to capture my experiences so far.


Serverless Koi CMS 1 Year Review

Posted: 2018-08-03 | 9 minute read

So I was thinking the other day, how long have I been working on Koi CMS? A quick check of some early assets reveals I first deployed a test website on 20th July 2017 but the real “Ed” infrastructure went up 26th July 2017, followed by other data storage (aka S3 buckets) on the 27th. Let’s call 26th July 2017 the birth of Koi. In actual truth, I had a go at building Koi way back in 2015 but didn’t get very far.