Greyhounds are such wonderful pets it’s hard for owners to stop at one and so it is that we found ourselves adopting a second grey on 30 Dec 2016 after a 3-week trial period, our last act for the year.¬†His name is Bailey — it was Buick — and he’s a 2 year-old from Queanbeyan. … More Bailey

Lifting the Fog on Machine Learning Maths

Confession: As a computer scientist, I have always been comfortable with discrete mathematics. However, continuous maths, especially the type commonly seen in statistical machine learning, have always been a challenge for me. In fact, I lived through the last 15 years of my professional life in a more-or-less constant fog of partial understanding when it … More Lifting the Fog on Machine Learning Maths

2016 Memorable Trips

After roaming around Asia the past couple of years, 2016 was a relatively quiet year in terms of trips. We didn’t do many, but what we did we enjoyed. 10 Jan – Mount Ainslie, Canberra. 7 March – Australian Institute of Police Management at Manly, Sydney 26 March – Mount Pinnacle, Canberra 23 April – … More 2016 Memorable Trips

Organisational Debts

Organisations with immature delivery capabilities can become debt-laden very quickly. There are many forms these debts can take. We are all familiar with financial debt, which comes primarily from unchecked over-investment. There is also¬†technical debt, which is incurred when organisations take engineering short-cuts to attempt to achieve results faster than what is sustainable. Governance debt … More Organisational Debts