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Dr Jon Nicholson
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Assembly Nov 15
INFOSEC CLICKBAIT! were certified for ISO27001 this year AND we achieved that while keeping an agile work environment. Curious to know how? Read Sahil's excellent blog containing 7 TOP TIPS on how to be ISO270001 ready in an agile world:
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Assembly Nov 13
NEW: We've just updated our FREE ONLINE BENCHMARKING TOOL with MAT KS4 provisional data! Benchmark secondary MATs based on # years in trust & filter by no. of schools in the MAT. READ MORE: USE THE TOOL:
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Shit Academics Say Nov 11
Me: **Reads email request on a Friday** My brain: Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Don't say it Me: “No problem I’ll do it by Monday”
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Dr Jon Nicholson Nov 6
Replying to @UKPowerNetworks
Power is on, but we’ve had flickering lights and appliances turn off and back on.... nothing tripped etc. Very odd
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Dr Jon Nicholson Nov 6
do I report intermittent fluctuations in my area as a power cut? Been happening on and off all day...
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Shit Academics Say Oct 26
Two academics walk into a bar. They bring their own drinks, pay $5000, and leave feeling proud and ashamed of propagating a massively profitable academic publishing industry increasingly fuelled by exorbitant article processing fees under the guise of open scholarship ideals.
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Dr Jon Nicholson Oct 25
Replying to @GarethMarland
It was, I was there 👍
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Dr Jon Nicholson Oct 22
Replying to @tmaslen
Agreed, getting under the hood is so important to get an understanding of what current languages do for you. I was lucky in that my CS degree had tastes of robotics too, which taught a bit of ASM and C. I highly recommend Essex university’s CS courses
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Dr Jon Nicholson Oct 22
Replying to @tmaslen
Knowing how industry works with technologies is important, don’t get me wrong. There needs to be a sweet spot between application and theory. Just some courses can be overly application led and the result is something more training than degree
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Dr Jon Nicholson Oct 22
Replying to @tmaslen
As for seeing universities in direct competition with The likes of GA and Makers, no, they target different audiences with different expectations and needs. But, some degrees just may be essentially like a series of such training modules, which is not what a degree is to me
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Dr Jon Nicholson Oct 22
Replying to @tmaslen
Universities will have industry advisory panels, plus individual lecturers interactions with industry colleagues (through placements, exhibitions, social events, etc). It can be a bit vague as to how to participate in these groups as they are scarcely advertised (invite only)
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Dr Jon Nicholson Oct 22
Replying to @tmaslen
Yet the pressure, perceived and otherwise, on universities by industry to become essentially training centres causes some very real tension in curriculum development. Comsequently very similarly named courses can have wildly different focuses.
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Dr Jon Nicholson Oct 22
Freaky things you spot on people’s desks... rock_house_hastings @ Rock House
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The Pi Hut Oct 19
Competition Time! We're giving away a handful of TV HATs ()! You can enter here - .
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Dr Jon Nicholson Oct 15
Replying to @JackLynch000
Is that... Putin I see in the background?
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Dr Jon Nicholson Sep 16
Can we all agree, not to serve microwaved scones anymore!? They don’t taste right. Oven reheat is ok. But if you have to nuke serve it cold, say no to nukes!
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💀 damned sinker 💀 Sep 5
Every new Trump book that comes out we get stuck debating whether individual quotes or anecdotes are accurate instead of looking at the terrifyingly consistent portrait all these books paint in aggregate.
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Dr Jon Nicholson Sep 9
. let’s do that math. $0.25 pm is $3 pa. So at that price you’re expecting me to live just short of 100 years... or rather that’s 100 years of use after sign up. So you expect me to be working in my 130’s?!
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Jesse Cox Aug 27
I know I'm gonna get shredded for this as being insensitive, but some of my peers need to stop posting only negative stuff. It's ok to have a bad day and vent, but some of you have literally made it your brand. After awhile it wears people down. I love you, but I can't follow you
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CommitStrip Aug 24
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