Should I stay in the CQI or should I go?

Chartered Quality Professional – Member (CQP MCQI) will cost me £178 to renew. I need to pay this to stay in the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), and keep the right to use those letters. Last year I filled out the rather complex forms to move from Practitioner to Chartered membership, and paid the regrade application fee. …

Database design from SeaChange to Airtable

I’ve been spending time with Airtable. It has reminded me of the importance of database design. What also strikes me is how you don’t need to know so much database theory these days. However, good design is timeless. When theory mattered Last century I worked for a software house that produced a rapid application development …

Remembering JavaScript, vi and green screens

Back in the late 90s I worked for the Santa Cruz Operation. I used vi on unix to write SGML. And as I worked in client integration, I once wrote a manual about screen scraping terminal emulators with JavaScript to layer a GUI onto what was essentially green screen. I’ve been looking into what it …