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The Robots are Coming : Life Automation Project : Part 1

Over the past 12 months or so I have been conducting various experiments with automation in work and at home and thought I would share with you how they have been going and some of the errors I have made. Automation and artificial intelligence are not new things, think about the simple video recorder or the robots in factories, CNC machines, whilst they only go so  far they are part of the story, and it even goes back further than that,  as can be seen in this documentary from many years ago. So my experience of automating my life includes the following tools IFTTT service (if this then that) Microsoft Outlook rules & app Amazon Echo My mobile phones Trello and its app Phase 1 - Email Automation in the Office My first goal was to try to manage the email traffic that I had in my inbox and help me prioritise which ones to look at, this is difficult to do unless you open the email and then decide, which burns up valuable time.  When l

New Year Countdown 266315374264

So what is this number and how cannot help? Try this one 155274263153. Still not sure? The first one is the first Monday in each month for 2017, and the second? Correct! The same for 2018. So what use is that? Well if you learn this number (or keep a note of it handy) and know the number of days in a month* you can easily work out the dates of any day in any month for that year without needing to refer to a calendar. So when you are stood in front of your whiteboard, marker in hand, with your team trying to work out those pesky milestone dates, BOOM! you can quickly work it out. *If you can't remember the song use your knuckles take a look here . Have a marvellous New Year's Eve and a productive 2017. Nige The Sunday Lunch PM