Technology

Technology is a major enabler of change in the modern world.

Review: "Learning Microsoft Power BI Desktop" LinkedIn Learning Course

Perhaps, like me, you are an information worker and have been seeing references to Power BI turning up in articles, conversations and job ads. You wonder “what is this Power BI that they speak of?”  Well, this course at LinkedIn Learning will give you the good oil. The BI referred to is Business Intelligence. To borrow from Wikipedia “BI technologies provide historical, current, and predictive views of business operations. Common

Old WordPress posts I still want to display

One thing that has bugged me for a while is that a lot of my old digital art posts on this blog essentially lose visibility after a matter of months. I still feel that they have something to offer, but once they drift past the 20 or so posts displayed on blog feed they are not seen and a user must search for them. However the user has to know

Review: LinkedInLearning course "Deploying Scalable Machine Learning for Data Science"

Today I am reviewing the LinkedIn Course entitled “Deploying Scalable Machine Learning for Data Science”.  The course is one hour and 43 minutes long and reminded me a lot of my time at university except with the added benefit of being able to pause the lecture and go and explore things of interest when they popped up. There is definitely a prerequisite in respects to knowledge. The tutor assumes that

Review: LinkedInLearning short course "Machine Learning and AI Foundations: Decision Trees"

This is the second Machine Learning course that I have attempted, and the first through LinkedIn Learning. I must admit that I have yet to write a review on the first course because I am unsure as to whether I took away any deep understanding of what it was trying to teach. One day I will explore why. This course, however, proved a lot better. A little background rambling first.

How I redesigned my web page

Are you like me? Have yourself a WordPress web site, seen some fancy theme, got it and still your site looks a lot less beautiful and functional than the theme promo says it should. Why? Why? Why? Well, we all know the answer: some whiz designer has weaved their magic making the theme do just what they want. But we are not fancy designers ourselves and so… yeah… average. Or

Finally got Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition working again!

OK – a technical post for any programmers out there whose system knowledge is a bit lacking these days (like mine, apparently). Basically, I had a problem and after a few months I now have an answer, so I am sharing. The problem was that I had a working version of Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition and decided to upgrade. During the upgrade I got the following message: PackageId:Microsoft.VisualStudio.MinShell.Interop.Msi;PackageAction:Install;ReturnCode:1911; And

Issues with #WordPress and #Yahoo Small Business

I am currently hosted by Yahoo Small Business. In recent weeks I have had trouble installing WordPress updates. Apparently, this is a known issue that is being investigated by Yahoo… very slowly. This said, I have given them permission to experiment with my website in order to fix the problem. This is just to inform you all in case you see strange things happening here. :) Greg   0

Restoring the WordPress Database - my journey #WordPress

This is a technical post. So a big sorry to those of you who like my reviews, travel posts or art posts. This post is born of the pain of a crashed site. There were actually multiple issues, but I will address each in it’s own post so that anyone searching for individual answers can find them without having to scroll through heaps of unrelated stuff.  If you do read