Trello: An update

Back in May you may have seen my post about how I use Trello.  This is just a quick update to let you know about some additional functionality that I came across. To give a bit of context, I have been looking for a way to share interesting URLs between the Chrome browser on my Linux … More Trello: An update

Why open up?

Although open source and open data are phrases that have become more common in recent years, there is still some confusion about what the benefits are of each of these. In this short blog post, I will go through a few of the key reasons why the open philosophy is a good one. Community support … More Why open up?

Geog-errr?

Ahh, the fun of creating business names. Over the years there have been some questions about how to pronounce Geoger. The correct way to do so is as in “jogger”. I fear that I was trying to be too clever with my naming strategy, but let me explain the rationale behind it. The idea was … More Geog-errr?

A view of renewables

This is just a short post to highlight a brilliant website I came across. The site is provided by EarthTime and shows a series of stories around the uptake of renewable energy. Check it out for yourselves at: https://earthtime.org/stories/renewables If you look at teh Stories tab on the website then there are a whole load of … More A view of renewables

Why go independent?

Over the past 5 years that I’ve been working for myself, I’ve been asked quite a few times –  “Why did you set up Geoger?” There are many reasons for that, and I’ll cover some of them here as well as touch on what my vision was for the company. I started Geoger in August … More Why go independent?

Manage that project

At Geoger, I believe that project management should be: Light touch Low effort Effective Collaborative Open and clear With this in mind, I tend to use two main project management systems to keep track of progress when I am contracted to be the PM. One of these is a ‘master spreadsheet’ with a custom built … More Manage that project

Are you healthy?

This is a little dated now, but I came across this interesting article about the use of spatial data on health metrics from 2017: https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/news-archive/holborn-identified-unhealthiest-place-great-britain-according-new-study/ It talks about some work completed by researchers at the University of Liverpool, and how they used new data sources pertaining to lifestyle and environmental measures to map ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’ … More Are you healthy?

Discover water

This is a great site that I’ve come across recently: https://discoverwater.co.uk/ It’s full of statistics and information about the whole lifecycle of your water in the UK. Although some of the things they do from a corporate stand point can be questioned, I think that the water companies sometimes get unfairly knocked regarding the work they … More Discover water