At a BARSC meeting in March 2019 about commercialising Earth observation I gave a short talk about something that is critical to all independent consultants and freelancers: day rates! The main point that I wanted to make was that although an individual's day rate might seem high, there are a number of factors that the … Continue reading What’s in a day rate?
Many of you reading this will know that I create and host the Scene From Above alongside Andrew Cutts. We have now been publishing episodes (every three weeks) for 2 years! Time has flown by, and hopefully the quality of the episodes has improved a bit since our first demo episode. In this post I … Continue reading Have you Scene this?
Not only is it the end of the year, but it's also the end of a decade. And a lot of things have changed in this decade. This post won't cover all (or many!) of them, but I will try to give you a flavour of how things have changed for me (and maybe how … Continue reading A decade in review
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) exists to assess and mitigate the effects of desertification and drought at national and international levels through a programme of strategic international cooperation and partnership. First recommended as part of Agenda 21, and becoming active in 1996, it is the only internationally legally binding framework set up … Continue reading A great start to 2020
...to look back at the year that has just been. And with that in mind, here are some posts from the Geoger blog that you might have missed but that you may find interesting: UK SME is as powerful as UK PLC! Longevity with Linux Environmental thoughts Thank you FOSS Collaboration NOT competition What’s on … Continue reading T’is the season…
Last week, in the context of the UK election and all things joyous to do with Brexit, I heard a news commentator respond to an article regarding companies leaving the UK (in the event of Brexit) by using the phrase 'it doesn't matter if it's just a few SMEs, it's the multinational companies that count'. … Continue reading UK SME is as powerful as UK PLC!
At the British Association of Remote Sensing Companies (BARSC) AGM in September 2019 I was voted in as Vice-Chair of the organisation. It is an honour to be chosen for this position as I had only joined the committee in July! The purpose of the organisation, as set out on its website, is: Promoting the … Continue reading BARSC
This is going to be a bit of a short but technical post. And probably only relevant if you are running Linux on a laptop and are concerned with extending battery life. Before I get into the main part of the post I just want to say that if you are in charge of the … Continue reading Longevity with Linux
I love working for myself through the mechanism of Geoger. I really do. I get the chance to work with some great clients, looking at a wide range of issues - some technological, some commercial, many of them researching new methods and tools. But with so many amazing things in the world, and so many … Continue reading One life, live it. One planet, help it.
I went to an event earlier in the summer of 2019 that was run by Oxfordshire Greentech. It was really interesting and made me think a bit more broadly about the way that Geoger (I?) impact on the environment. As a physical geographer and keen environmentalist I am aware of many of the issues around … Continue reading Environmental thoughts