The 22 immutable laws of marketing is really just 5 laws

I began reading "The 22 immutable laws of marketing"[not an affiliate link] after I'd heard it recommended by both Sam Parr and Tim Ferriss, first and foremost I would recommend anyone interesting in marketing to give it a read, its super easy to digest with short chapters on each…

The Monty Hall problem is actually a study in requirements engineering.

For those unaware of the Monty Hall problem [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem], go have a read, it is a fascinating mathematical style problem that centres around one key question: Should you change from your original choice based on new information? Admittedly I've over simplified the issue…

We need to talk about soft delete.

There are things we just don't talk about, soft delete is one of them. Across the globe, data is being 'deleted' when a user asks for it to be removed, but what is really happening? Soft delete. This is when the data is no longer accessible to the user, it…

What happens when your blog gets to the top of Hacker News?

It was a quiet Thursday afternoon, in fact I was on holiday in the UK, recharging the batteries before taking the kids to the swimming pool. In a moment of inspiration, I decided to write a blog post, create a brand new hacker news account (I'd always been a long…

Lowering the bar.

Have you ever fallen into a well? Me either. It would have made a great excuse as to why I haven't written a single blog post in seven years. I'm lowering the bar for myself. Writing should be escapism, expression, writing should be sun drenched mornings after your only coffee…

Total Car Check and Open Data

When I first started Total Car Check [https://totalcarcheck.co.uk/], I knew that data would play a large part in the success of the organisation. There has been a big push over the past few years from this government to try and release as much data as possible in…