So what’s with the NHS track and trace app? Initially the NHS decided to build their own Bluetooth mapping initially rejecting the Apple and Google track and trace [link]. Their bluetooth tech could only detect 4% of iPhones, and 75% of Android devices [link]. This cost £10 million [link]. For those who are not in … Continue reading What Happened to the NHS track and trace app?
As coronavirus goes on, we see more mistakes being made. I’m aware that mistakes happen. This is a unique time. It would be unreasonable for me to be outraged at everything that happened. There are complex decisions that have many factors influencing the outcome. For instance, when to lockdown. People don’t say in, especially if … Continue reading Why it’s Completely Incompetent for the NHS to be Using Excel to Process big Data for COVID
Coronavirus has chucked a spanner in the works for a lot of people and this couldn't have been foreseen. However, how was tech investment looking for the UK in relation to the rest of the EU? I was hearing stories that Manchester was overtaking London for startup growth and that people and money were leaving … Continue reading Tech Investment Growth in the EU
I've been silent on here and my social life has drastically reduced. It's not that I have been putting things off thinking that I can do it tomorrow, it's that I've ramped up production on side projects. I feel guilty if I shut down my computer before 10:30pm. As I type this I'm sitting up … Continue reading What have I been doing in this COVID-19 period?
As a software engineer, I've been a little obsessed with data. However, I've held off telling everyone how important it is. I've been scarred with the days of when I worked in the emergency department. Every now and then a specialist would do a talk implying their field was the most important. If we had … Continue reading Data Structure is Important, Even if You’re None Technical
Does the world seem like it's burning? When you scroll through your social media, do you feel like things are getting worse? Are there times when your social media feed is filled with anger, hate and despair? Have you you felt the need, or seen another person, crusade on social media trying to stoke up … Continue reading How AI is Manipulating You
With my increased time and shift in the economy, I've taken the time to talk to more people over the phone as my readers and clinicians who follow me are coming up with tech ideas to solve problems and make money. I'm all for this. If you're not forcefully taking money off people and you're … Continue reading Tech Doesn’t Directly Translate to Value
Why am I writing this post? Whilst this post calls out some NHS workers for questionable behavior, I'm doing it because I actually care about NHS workers. For the last 8 years, the general political positions of NHS workers have failed hard. I believe it's partly because they're tone-deaf about the political situation. If I … Continue reading self-righteous greed is still greed
Unless you've been living in a cave, you'll know that the coronavirus has affected daily life. I myself have been working with PanSurg at Imperial College London collating data on the virus between work hours. I cannot stress how hard working these guys have been. Between 12-hour shifts these guys volunteer their time to work … Continue reading What’s Your Value?
Deploying an app is getting cheaper and easier. There's no shortage of people looking at their job and coming up with a software idea that can streamline a process. I'm all for this. After all, code is merely a meticulous business spec that's executed by a computer. If you can nail down a protocol for … Continue reading Why I Usually Don’t Care if My Code is Stolen