I have been a computer programmer for a number of years and as a result I have sat down in front of an array of machines. As time has progressed the computers I have used have steadily become more and more powerful, with the effectiveness of their processing and memory increasing on a seemingly exponential level.
As you may or may not be aware, a computer is only generally capable of responding to exactly what it is told via the medium of a pre-defined script or program. If the program has been designed badly, then the machine interpreting the code can only respond in a way aligned to this input. If on the other hand a program is presented to the computer, which is well designed and has a purposeful meaning to it, then this can result in a very useful outcome. There is a well-known saying in the world of programming, garbage in, garbage out. GIGO primarily relates to the data fed into the computer and that if the quality of data is poor then the results of processing and therefore output data will also be of low value.
Given what we know about the way a computer works and the pitfalls to watch for in this discipline, it is a shame Continue reading
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A few weeks ago a great business opportunity was presented to me, which fuelled the normal reaction from me of elation followed by scepticism, and back to a more positive view of the outlook.
I am not very good multitasking and so when Continue reading
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As I progress with my transitional journey from a standard 9 to 5 working life to a less structured, fluid existence of entrepreneurship. I am becoming Continue reading
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I have to admit I am not as fit or as light as I probably should be.
I try and include 2 miles of walking most days and cycle around 40 miles each week. As much as this does Continue reading
I don’t profess to have an extraordinarily high IQ, but I do believe I have Continue reading
I have been struggling recently to maintain focus on a project I am currently working on, the main problem being the uncertainty of whether my efforts will be in vain or not.
The thing is, I am beginning to realise this state of uncertainty goes Continue reading
Until recently I had little concern with search engine optimisation (SEO) or the related tips and tricks one needs to be found in the vastness which is the internet.
I have been a web developer for quite a few years, however my focus and expertise generally relates to coding and I haven’t had to concern myself with the art of Continue reading
I admit at times I struggle with the random thoughts constantly appearing in my head.
I do believe some people are naturally predisposed to being mindful and able to think clearly and to some extent are probably oblivious to their serene Continue reading
One of the key things about trying to find our way in the world of entrepreneurship or just simply making a living on our own steam, is to make sure we have a good reason to do it.
Cognitive dissonance is the condition related to excess stress and Continue reading