Monthly Archives: October 2015

Alarm design: From nuclear power to WebOps

Me, myself and TMI Imagine you are an operator in a nuclear power control room. An accident has started to unfold. During the first few minutes, more than 100 alarms go off, and there is no system for suppressing the … Continue reading

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Toad’s Checklist

Sometimes lessons about work come about from the most wonderful places. Arnold Lobel’s ‘Frog and Toad’ books for children from the 1970s is one such place. Frog and Toad are friends, and share many everyday adventures. One of their adventures … Continue reading

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