My postgrad is coming close. The hours worked in A and E will be reduced soon and I'm having to refer project opportunities to other people. One thing that gladly doesn't change is the email correspondence. I love hearing from people, exchanging ideas and listening to other peoples' stories. Recently I have received a number of … Continue reading What do you want out of this?
Month: August 2016
One small step for most, one giant leap for me!
After two long hours communicating over skype with a friend of a friend who is a developer in Budapest we finally managed to upload the beta test of our site on the port : http://188.8.131.52:61008/ . There is still much more to do before it becomes mildly useful such as populating the backend database with providers … Continue reading One small step for most, one giant leap for me!
Book suggestion: The Drunkard’s Walk
This book looks into different aspects of our lives in order to demonstrate how randomness plays more of a role than we would like to think. It explores areas such as medicine, sports, politics, the film industry and crime to demonstrate to the reader how many practitioners in these fields are easily fooled due to … Continue reading Book suggestion: The Drunkard’s Walk
Interview: Gareth Thompson
Gareth has over 10 years of experience as an Accident & Emergency doctor in the NHS and completed his MBA at London Business School where he was awarded the MSc05 scholarship. He has consulted on several projects across the public and private health sectors from financing rare diseases to improving patient flow in a sports medicine … Continue reading Interview: Gareth Thompson
Staff rostering software can destroy lives
Generally, I'm a tech optimist. I truly believe that we are living in the most exciting times and that life in general for most people is only going to get better. Anyone who thinks this is crazy should stop focusing on the fluctuations of the last 10 years and look at the bigger picture. kings … Continue reading Staff rostering software can destroy lives
Book suggestion: Zero to One
This book is written by Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, early investor in Facebook, and founder of Palantir. Peter hasn’t just sat around counting his money. He has an interest in politics and has attended debates on subjects like the effectiveness of education. This well-roundedness comes through in this book. The book mainly focuses of … Continue reading Book suggestion: Zero to One
Have an idea? Stop thinking and start doing!
We finally have a basic search function coded!! Ok, it's not amazing, we can search through our database of pulling objects based on category and display the objects in order with other objects that are inherited. The trick now is to build a drop down form into the page for users to make their own queries. I … Continue reading Have an idea? Stop thinking and start doing!
Interview: Gyles Morrison
Born and raised in East London, he graduated from Bart’s & the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2011 and worked in a number of specialities across the North East Of Yorkshire including Paediatrics, Acute Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. After three years of clinical practice, he took the leap in to IT and … Continue reading Interview: Gyles Morrison
This simple math example demonstrates how confirmation bias fools you
In my years in London, I have formed some comforts. I like taking the same tube routes and walking the same paths. If the less unknown variables in the route, the more I can focus on listening to podcasts or mulling over concepts I recently read. It doesn't stop there. I also play Netflix reruns … Continue reading This simple math example demonstrates how confirmation bias fools you
Speculating opponent’s personal motivations?… Chances are you’ve lost the argument
If you're anything like me you've wasted your time in the past at least once trying to convince someone else of your view on the internet. I say waste because chances are they have dug their heels in and completely refused to budge an inch even when the evidence is staring them in the face. … Continue reading Speculating opponent’s personal motivations?… Chances are you’ve lost the argument