WFH WTF SOS (1 year later)

This time last year I wrote about my concerns about the sudden shift to remote working – at the time thinking it would be a couple of months. My main worry was really that I was bad at it. I’d struggled with remote at mySociety and nothing made me think I’d changed. I was worried…… Continue reading WFH WTF SOS (1 year later)

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Studio space scheming

Despite my avowed determination not to return to my pre-COVID life of Buses, Trains and Budget hotel rooms (the forgotten sequel to Planes, Trains and Automobiles) I also know I can’t cope with a winter stuck in my tiny flat working in my bedroom – not without real risk of some mental health issues! So…… Continue reading Studio space scheming

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Strange (First) Days

These are strange days for everyone. Lots of people operating in unusual circumstances. As I’ve written before I have never been a fan of working from home so that alone has been a steep learning curve for me. I’ve got my little ‘office’ set up in my bedroom bay window and I’m getting used to…… Continue reading Strange (First) Days

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Micro March (20)

Today was better than yesterday which was better than the day before. I am on board with that evolution. Had a great chat with Helen at Essex about what my next role looks like. I’m pretty excited to get involved. I’ve seen Neil, Dave, Cate, Kit and Sam (amongst others) move to local gov in…… Continue reading Micro March (20)

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Tour of Duty?

I was interested to read about this Number 10 meeting with ‘big tech’. It kind of reminded me of the whole ObamaCare ‘Tiger Team’ thing that basically spawned the USDS. I know I have taken a few pokes at Dominic Cummings but this doesn’t sound like a dreadful plan – the focus on getting talent…… Continue reading Tour of Duty?