Although we all go through our careers doing the best we can, in whatever circumstances we find ourselves, the day-to-day rarely changes anything for us. But every now and again, there are moments when something clicks and someone inspires you or changes your mindset so fundamentally that you remember that moment for the rest of … Continue reading Moments
In late 2019 I bought a new laptop, and I want to write up about how that compares to the laptop I had been using until then. It's taken me until now to get around to writing that review, but it's given me a good opportunity to really use the new machine. The two computers … Continue reading Laptops
I am in a quandary about my communications. I use so many apps and services! Currently I have accounts for, and can interact with individuals using, the following methods..... TwitterLinkedInEmail - four different accountsTelegramWhatsAppGoogle HangoutsGoogle GroupsGoogle MeetSkypeSlackTrelloWordpressTeamwork ChatFacebook MessengerSignalSMSOh, and I can also have a phone that can be called! Twitter and LinkedIn are generally pretty … Continue reading Too many messages!
In April the #scenefromabove podcast has held a series of short networking chats. I implemented these, along with co-host Andrew Cutts, in March when the lock downs around the world started to come into effect. There will likely be a couple more chats in May. Where is the growth in the EO sector? The first … Continue reading Networking chats
In this time of lock-down I thought it would be a fun idea to mess about on Twitter with a 'choose your own adventure' style thread. The idea is very loosely based on the books I read as a child. You can find it here, on the Scene From Above account: https://twitter.com/eoscenefrom/status/1249631848344543232 I got a … Continue reading An #eoadventure
Wow! What a year it has been so far. Apologies for not posting more here in 2020. I went back and looked at the list of potential blog post topics that I had generated and so many seem inconsequential given the state of the world in this time of global pandemic. But then I … Continue reading Where next?
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?
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
...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!