Here’s my handy 12 step guide on how to save time with the new SmartShop app at Sainsbury’s

1. Remove your gloves. Don’t put them in your bag which you are about to fill with shopping. Try and put them in your already bulging pockets.

2. Locate bar code of…

Having discovered Project Red Card, I started thinking about who owns performance data from football matches? And how is it captured and processed, to come up with something useful? Fairly quickly I found myself plotting some maps using freely available data from StatsBomb — but how did I get there?

My first pass map, generated with StatsBomb

It’s funny where browsing can lead you. I was Googling Russell Slade, one of our old managers at Brighton and Hove Albion, and came across something he’s involved in called Project Red Card. This is an action group which argues that under UK and EU data protection laws, players’ performance…

Based on my experiences in last 12 months of finding the right agencies for clients, as well as work done for an online product business

I’ve broken these notes into two main sections, with some random notes at the end. These notes cover what I’ve seen in terms of project management as part of running my supplier selection process, as well as the consultancy work I’ve done in-house for clients.

Clients and agencies

By the time I’ve helped…

A screengrab of part of Matomo’s dashboard

I started exploring Matomo on 11th December 2020, and will continue to update these notes as I go. I’ve been looking at Matomo as an alternative to Google Analytics and Tag Manager, as well as an open source solution for harvesting cookie-free web stats.

I am working on the basis…

From The Jitsi team on a morning stand up

Here’s the tl;dr. End to end, if you’re fairly quick at setting up instances on whatever you use for Linux servers, then you can rip through all of this fairly quickly. The four main steps are as follows:-

1. Set up an instance on AWS and prepare to install Jitsi…

Chomolungma, from base camp one, in the Kingdom of Tibet

How easy would it be to kick over an egg-cup full of water? Pretty easy. We all know lots of people who could do that.

In a business team you might have a range of tasks that need doing, that for people with the right skills, are also of similar…

Sit on mower —

Many years ago, I used to mow grass for East Sussex County Council (ESCC). Not on the council’s patch though. We used to mow the grass of Hastings Borough Council, ESCC having won that work through a bidding process.

In around 2013, over 20 years later, my agency, Miggle, had…

I’d been wanting to do something with distributing Linux Mint for a while, because think it’s a great way to repurpose hardware, in stark contrast to the throwaway culture we live in.

I’d tried and failed a few times with Linux in the past. I’ve always wanted to have a…

As a sole trader, or as owner of a modern small or micro business you’ll want to be getting the most possible out of online technologies.

The overarching strategy

I think it’s important, especially in the early days, to not spend too much time deliberating over what to use for the various areas you need to cover. Ultimately, your products and services are what differentiates you. Even if you are a technology business, you are probably not in the…

Alick at Miggle One

Managing the change

Back in May 2017 I decided to stop running Miggle as a web development agency. I told my team in September 2017 and my clients, to whom I said I would support up till end of August 2018, soon after. …


Dad and Husband who loves the great outdoors. Own @miggle, digital product management consultancy.

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