BOOK REVIEW: The Power Of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightment By Eckhart Tolle

Amazon Link: Synopsis: Tolle packs a lot of information and inspirational ideas into The Power of Now. (Topics include the source of Chi, enlightened relationships, creative use of the mind, impermanence and the cycle of life.) Thankfully, he’s added markers that symbolise “break time”. This is when readers should close the book and mull over what they just read. As …

Oura and Performance

Sections: Sleep, HRV(Stress), Readiness Sleep: This category continues to grow across the big health watch tracking players like Garmin, FitBit and soon Apple who’s acquisition of Beddit will no doubt lead to integration into the Apple Watch. But this post is about Oura and measuring sleep. How well does it perform? It divides it into TOTAL SLEEP TIME, SLEEP SCORE …

Embedding Jupyter Notebooks

I found these tips to embedding Jupyter Notebooks hosted on Github from these great posts. Master Post: https://www.andrewchallis.co.uk/portfolio/php-nbconvert-a-wordpress-plugin-for-jupyter-notebooks/ Supporting post: https://www.eg.bucknell.edu/~brk009/notebook-on-wp/ Installation Steps: WP Pusher install Install the Github plugin to WP Pusher https://github.com/ghandic/nbconvert Add the additional CSS code Insert the Shortcode like the one below. Celebrate Enjoy JuypING!!

AWS – AI/ML Services Explained

As of Sept. 2019 – Looking at the current AWS Console for Machine Learning. This post describes each service in one sentence and one use case on when it would be used. Amazon SageMaker – Probably the most easily accessible of the ML services. Bring your Jupyter notebook and datasets and train to create models. The structure is LABEL Jobs, …

BOOK REVIEW: Exhalation:Stories By Ted Chiang

  Amazon Link: Synopsis: In this fantastical and elegant collection, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth—What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human?—and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights …

Use the camera for better customer experiences – See What Your Customer Sees

Audience: Product Management, Customer Experience  Read Time: 3 minutes  When building mobile applications, certain feature design, product requirements, and deliverables are discussed. The one requirements/feature that I often find under-appreciated is camera integration. Why would your mobile app need to utilize the internal camera? While some would argue voice, messaging and browsing are priorities for customers, the ability to capture photos/videos is a …

Atlassian and Jim Collins’ Flywheel – Good to Great.

There are often gaps that exist between engineers/developers and the customers their products serve. While the customer success team might provide too much distraction from the focus of developers to get feature, fixes and enhancements delivered, this disconnection can become too great a gap. Great product directors bridge these gaps between the two domains but what about tools to reduce …