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Face the Facts

We like actual evidence, don’t we? Then don’t be like the guy on the right!

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The Weather Man

Sometimes when Stick Child and his friends are out playing, they see an old man walking his dog. They call this man ‘The Weather Man’, because he always asks the stick children to help him predict the weather. He asks … Continue reading

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Right Measures, Measured Right

…is a phrase I often use when talking about measuring stuff in performance systems. Although I deride arbitrary numerical targets at every turn, I genuinely believe it’s essential to measure things, as long as they are the right things. So, … Continue reading

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How To Spoil A Perfectly Good Car

This beast is the legendary Scoobmeister. Some of you may even have seen it in real life if you’ve been particularly lucky. Anyway, I think it’s great. “And your point is, Simon..?” you might be thinking. Well it’s this – over … Continue reading

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Message From The Skies

What’s this? These strange lights were seen above my house last night. (Well, sort of…) It’s actually a photo of a lightning bolt stretching across the sky from left to right, as seen through the eyes of someone who only understands … Continue reading

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Panic!

There’s… “Panic on the streets of London! Panic on the streets of Birmingham!” So says the song of the same title by UK band The Smiths, anyway. The true story that follows (yes, I’ve caved in to popular demand and … Continue reading

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Play Your Cards Right

Remember the classic TV game show ‘Play Your Cards Right’? (Showing my age now). If not, then the basic premise was to predict whether each card in a row was higher or lower than the previous one. If the contestant … Continue reading

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