Inspiration from the trenches…

While upgrading this website from Joomla to Jekyll, I came across a directory on the server which contained some old posts generated from Blogger. This in turn points to some even older posts that were created using an open source html editor called NVU.


I have migrated this site to a static blog using Jekyll. So far, I’m quite impressed both with the “out of the box” experience of Octopress along with the ability to customise specific elements of the site using Ruby.


For a long time this site was running on a “Joomla” one-click install. While this was an easy way to start out all those years ago - it was only supposed to be a temporary measure. The final straw for migration occurred last month when my ISP informed me that the version of Joomla I was using, needed to be upgraded.

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Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is the study and exploration of what gives life to human systems when they function at their best. XP is a good example of AI at work, as it encourages teams to emphasize technical skills that they are already good at and amplify them to a “dials to 11” setting of over achievement.

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