Security questions

Reading Time: 5 minutes Quite often now, when you create an account, you’re supposed to pick a question and enter your answer to it. There are many problems with this. Single question, the same for everyone I used to work in an open plan office, where the team next to us would get calls… Read More »Security questions

Ice cream base

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is something I used to do at kids parties: do your own ice cream. No need for a fancy machine, just two ingredients. You need: 600ml of whipping cream one tin of condensed milk ingredients to add to the base Create the base It’s really simple, whip the cream,… Read More »Ice cream base

How to engage with a community?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Communities are vital in times of crisis. This is where people found their own solutions to help each others at the start of the COVID19 pandemic, way before public services could do anything for the citizens. We need to engage with them but we need to do it the right… Read More »How to engage with a community?

Improving digital skills – a tool using the GOV.UK prototype kit – part 2

Reading Time: 13 minutes The idea: developing a website where people can fill in forms which look like the real ones but simplified to learn and become more confident. This is Jumana Almusawi‘s idea: she contacted me about it back in February on LinkedIn. A lot has happen since my last blog post about… Read More »Improving digital skills – a tool using the GOV.UK prototype kit – part 2

Good Services – Book notes

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve gathered these notes a while ago after reading it, but I will start to put my notes from books (or recorded talks for example), as blog posts for me, but also, to be able to share with people who don’t have time to read. Please note: I recommend reading… Read More »Good Services – Book notes

Life outside work

Reading Time: 5 minutes A green doughnut started a big reflection this morning. This wasn’t on my to do list for today. Lately, I’m doing a lot outside work, all super interesting but all competing for my time. A little bit of all this has always been there but it’s growing a lot lately.… Read More »Life outside work

Dandelion honey

Reading Time: 2 minutes We have a lot of dandelions in the garden, and I thought I’d give Dandelion honey a try. 1 cup of dandelion petals 2 cups of water 1 lime 2 cups of sugar I’ve picked the flower heads and then pull the petals from them. Warning: You’ll get very yellow… Read More »Dandelion honey

Improving digital skills – building a tool with the GOV.UK prototype kit

Reading Time: 8 minutes About 1 in 7 people in Scotland can’t get online. This is about 800,000 people (more data at the end). There are various reasons: money: can’t afford a device, to pay for broadband/data, or to get the assistive devices they need lives in an area with poor infrastructure lack confidence… Read More »Improving digital skills – building a tool with the GOV.UK prototype kit

Hazelnut bread

Reading Time: < 1 minute These days, you need to make every bag of yeast count! So here is an easy recipe for Hazelnut bread. I use the pizza dough recipe of my bread machine and add about 100g of pieces of hazelnuts once it’s already a bit mixed. 0.5 teaspoon of sugar 1.5 teaspoon… Read More »Hazelnut bread