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Lack of open data makes for clunky democracy

Living in the city of Chester I sometimes think the old Deva Victrix (79AD) city is still in the air. We have a 6 story luxury student block being planned for development at the end of my road.  When deciding … Continue reading

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Can I stand on your shoulders?

Sometimes we bump into problems that we can’t solve on our own.  When this happens you can walk away defeated or think of it as an opportunity to learn something new and gain an understanding of your limits. There are … Continue reading

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Self Service BI, data utopia or same old dashboard?

I had an interesting discussion with the #BIWisdom tribe on twitter last week. The discussion was on SSBI (Self Service BI). I agree with the principle of SSBI being available to everyone, however, the truth is there are different types … Continue reading

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Understanding data

This year I’ve been developing my statistical skill set in order to add another tool to my box of analysis tricks. I decided to apply my new skills recently in the area of time series forecasting. Now I recall that the 1st … Continue reading

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Time management (off topic)

I’ve been on an organisational journey since reading the book Getting Things Done. I thought I’d give an update of the things I’ve changed that has yielded the biggest benefit to my personal time management. Email Previously email had been … Continue reading

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