Better Learning by Creating and Teaching

Continuing on from my last Monday post, today I thought I’d talk about different ways of achieving better learning. You might recall that in last week’s post we discussed the differences between just in case learning and just in time learning and the pros and cons of each. The techniques we’re going to look at today can be applied to either method and will further enhance your ability to learn now topics quickly and efficiently.

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The Slight Edge Book Review


Here it is, my fifth book for the year! I can already tell that the habit of reading these books is beneficial for me. I’m learning lots and I’m also finding that I’m more motivated to achieve my goals for my life! And this book actually fits really well in with the habit of reading. So here is my The Slight Edge book review!

The Slight Edge is a book I have heard about from a number of very successful people and I can tell why! It is an excellent book with a lot of really positive and actionable ideas. I loved reading it!

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Creating a MOSAIQ Treatment Backup Report


I have often been asked about how to create a MOSAIQ treatment backup report and so instead of writing emails to different people with instructions I thought I’d create a blog post about it and then direct people here!

In my 9-5 work I manage MOSAIQ which is the patient management application for cancer centres. As part of the application’s use we wanted to create a report of upcoming patient treatments which we could use as a backup plan. If the application is down for any reason we can simply print off this report, use it to treat our patients and then scan the records back into MOSAIQ when it comes back online. Unfortunately MOSAIQ doesn’t have this functionality built in so we had to set it up ourselves. Here’s what we ended up doing:

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Code Kata – Euler Project 1 in C#


Today I thought I’d write about some programming that I’ve been playing around with by using the famous Euler Projects.

Project Euler is a list of mathematical problems which can be solved using computer programs. They range from fairly simple through to very complex and can tend to be a bit too mathematical for my liking. If you haven’t heard of it before I highly recommend you go check it out.

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The $100 Startup Book Review

The $100 Startup

The book I read this week is called The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau from The Art of Non-Conformity.

Overall I found the book to be a fairly easy read with lots of interesting material. The book is obviously aimed at those looking to start a small/micro business and it covers a wide array of topics concerning how to go about doing this. The book uses a lot of real world examples of people who have successfully started their own micro businesses in order to teach these points. Having these examples is very helpful as you can easily see how the principles relate to businesses and then how they may relate to your own plans.

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My 2016 Goals

2016 Goals

Almost everyone sets goals around this time of year and while the value of setting goals according to arbitrary dates is hotly debated I still like to do it. As such I thought I’d share with the world my goals for 2016 to help keep me accountable, to let you all know what I’m up to and the direction I’m heading and to give ideas to others in similar situations to myself.

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SEO Writing Sample 2 – What to Look For in Commuting Headphones

What to Look For in Commuting Headphones

Headphones Line Up

Almost every worker out there has some form of commute. Whether it’s a simple drive across the city, a train ride from the suburbs or even a drive between cities the average commuter will spend more than 4 hours a week commuting with some spending much longer! Most people will want to drown out the cares of the outside world by using headphones for music, podcasts or audiobooks. But with the huge array of different types of headphones available how are we to choose the right ones? Well here are some general tips to guide your decision.

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SEO Writing Sample 1 – Keeping Up To Date With the IT Industry

3 Ways to Keep Up To Date With the IT Industry

Up to date with Tech

It’s a universally accepted truth amongst those working somewhere in the IT industry that technology stands still for no man. The relentless pace of technology advances is simply mind blowing! Think about where we were even as little as 2 years ago and you can see just how much has changed.

And I’ve got some news for you – it’s only getting faster!

So how are we to keep up with the ever increasing body of knowledge we need to do our jobs? Well here are 3 ways:

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