I had a message this morning from a friend who was having intermittent disconnection issues on their internet. The network itself was fine and, when using another provider, that too was working so it came down to evidence gathering to support the case to the ISP to investigate.
As a quick throw together, we came up with the following using wget and a batch file to repeat the command every x minutes.
Continue reading “Logging your connectivity”
Second to the stage was a â€˜Reluctant Futuristâ€™ namely Wendy McGuinness from Sustainable Future, an â€œindependent think tank specialising in research and policy analysis.â€
Wendy spoke on â€œThe Danger of Nowâ€ which, in summary, was about ensuring you take into account whereabouts you (or your project/strategy) fits in the grander scheme of things. Some takeouts from the talk were as follows:
There are three types of futures:
When testing a scenario or future one should:
- Define: Parameters, Trends, Drivers, Assumptions
- Explore: Uncertainties (and rank them)
- Build: Scenario Worlds / Write Stories / Test
- Use: Consider Implications / Review / Communicate
I found the talk to be somewhat disjointed, yet filled with amazingly wordy slides with paragraphs of text which may have reinforced a point if they had have been on screen long enough to read. It was always going to be tough to follow the first (very engaging) speaker â€“ however, with some practice, feedback and basic presentation learning under the belt, this could have been a lot better received – so I hope I am not seen as being too harsh in my summary.
For another summary of the talk, click here to see what Missing Link said.