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As an accomplished Agile coach, agency business owner, strategist and developer, I have spent over two decades at the intersection of technology, business, humans, and creative problem-solving. My journey began in the trenches of software development, where I honed my technical skills and developed a passion for building elegant, user-centric solutions. This technical foundation has been crucial in understanding the complexities of product development and delivery.

In founding and leading a digital agency, I navigated the challenges of scaling a service-oriented business, mastering the art of client relations delivering high-quality digital products and transitioning projects to value focused support agreements. This experience taught me the nuances of managing client expectations and the importance of transparent, effective communication in building long-lasting partnerships.

As an agile coach, I’ve guided teams and organisations in adopting agile methodologies, focusing on continuous improvement, flexibility, and delivering value quickly. My approach emphasises collaboration, adaptability, and empowering teams to make decisions that lead to better project outcomes.

In my role as a strategist, I focused on business processes and technological innovation. I help client-facing agencies refine their sales approaches and product delivery methods, ensuring they align with market needs and client expectations. My strategy work is informed by hands-on experience in software development, commercial approaches and product delivery in client-facing agencies.

With a client-centric mindset, I support agencies in crafting compelling value propositions, streamlining operations, and fostering a culture of excellence and innovation. My goal is to help agencies not just survive but thrive in the ever-evolving digital landscape by becoming more resilient, agile, and client-focused.

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Microsoft Plans Quick Fix for IE

As a webdeveloper I know a lot about Internet Explorer.

The number of security issues it has and the none standards complient way it renders webpages often makes me wish they would say “You know what, lets just stop making browsers, we clearly aren’t up to the task, lets just suggest everyone go and get firefox instead”

But instead they suggest this useless list of tips:

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Using iDrive But Stop iDriveMonitor Autostarting

I like iDrive. It quietly keeps my selected folders backed up. But this isn’t a review of iDrive, it’s instructions for how to use iDrive but stop the iDriveMonitor application from forcing itself to the front of the startup queue when you login.

It took me a while to get to the bottom of the problem after I started delaying application launch to ease memory use on startup.

I knew I needed iDriveMonitor to start at login, but I didn’t want it to start first because it seems to bog down os x when started along with multiple other apps.

But if I removed it from the login items and manually started it, it automatically added itself back to my Login Items. There is no option to stop it doing this built into iDrive. How annoying.

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Delay Login Items and Applications for OS X 10.4 Including iDrive

Once you have had your mac for a while you are likely to have found dozens of applications that you love, and multiple items that you want to start when you log in.

So you add them all to your login-items and you’re done right? Wrong.

If you simply add them all to your login items then when you log in, they all try to start at once and it all ends in a massive delay before you can use any of them or even any of your other applications. It isn’t unheard of to see the rainbow spinner of death on some machines.

My solution was to create my own simple applescript that starts all the things I want, in the order I want and with delays between then to keep my mac in a usable state.

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