Work Notes #

This section of the site is for quick notes, usually to quickly capture the details of something I have found useful at work.

The original motivation was to experiment with what the Government Digital Service call Make things Open: it makes things better.

The main benefit to me of splitting this from the main blog area is that it helps kill writer’s block :-)


Running Federated Wiki locally as Windows Service

Smallest Federated Wiki is the brainchild of Ward Cunningham - the “Father of Wiki” Although the main feature is the ability to fork content from other wikis, and to allow other wiki users to fork your content, many people also want to run a local copy as a private notebook or commonplace book. The most stable distribution of wiki is written in node, so will run anywhere that node will.

Posting to Hugo from Drafts

Drafts is a genuinely useful text creation tool for iOS devices. With the Pro version you can extend the tool with custom actions, either from the community, or written yourself (Javascript). Collecting / writing / adapting useful scripts for working with this blog from my phone here. To complete the setup, I recommend the Working Copy git client.

Interesting combination of Flow and cognitive services

Using Flow to process emails is fairly standard stuff - this example extends the idea by using LUIS to parse content and select emails for processing.

Cognitive benefit of hand-written notes

Across three experiments, Mueller and Oppenheimer had students take notes in a classroom setting and then tested students on their memory for factual detail, their conceptual understanding of the material, and their ability to synthesize and generalize the information. Half of the students were instructed to take notes with a laptop, and the other half were instructed to write the notes out by hand. As in other studies, students who used laptops took more notes.

Deploying a Hugo project to both Netlify and Github Pages

Configuring a Hugo project so it can deploy to both Netlify and GitHub Pages

Removing malicious content from WordPress posts

Sometimes malware will corrupt the database, inserting malicious script tags. Here’s the quick removal approach if you have access to your database directly: <br /> UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = REPLACE ( post_content, 'BAD SCRIPT TAG', '' );<br />

Interesting uses of Linux “find” command

Find all files for given user and change ownership sudo find . -user OLDUSER -exec chown NEWUSER:NEWGROUP “{}” \; Find all files with given permissions find -perm mode

Week Note: w/e 10/02/2017

fortnightly business review reviewing linked sources to Stop blaming the tools when Collaboration fails working with a team member on date culture issues in Azure Webjobs working with HR on recruitment for a senior role in my team improve our integration code that posts web form data to service bus for downstream integrations blog post “The machines may eat your job, but that might not be a bad thing – are any politicians acknowledging this?

Account based Marketing and Dynamics CRM

Some useful notes and links here from Steve Mordue , CEO of ForceWorks on Account-Based Marketing, and ways to adapt the native behaviour of Dynamics 365 to support it. Beyond his suggestions I think the following are key in terms of building and information base about your target accounts: acquire as much contextual information about accounts as possible, via both automated and human sources whilst acquiring as much data as possible about individual customer interactions on touchpoints, put significant effort into linking those individuals to an account when customising the touchpoint experiecne for an individual, take into consideration their account context, including other recognised individuals  

Dynamics CRM entity status weirdness

Background Since upgrade of CRM Online to 8.2, we have noticed some strange issues around workflow triggers that are supposed to be fired by the change of a record status. We have a workflow associated with the Invoice entity that is set to trigger on change of record status:Workflow trigger settings The workflow is responsible for setting up various bits of data when we issue an invoice, then flagging to an external integration that the invoice is ready to send to Finance.