Steve Fenton


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Short-term measurement error

This is a counter warning to my article on magical numbers. Magical Numbers are a useful abstraction – a way of measuring less without learning less. Without finding these numbers, you end up investing too much in collecting detailed measurements that make the real story hard to fathom, but Magical Numbers allow you to collect […]

Knowledge Hardwork Attitide Coincidence or Not

You have almost certainly seen this often-regurgitated “motivational” quote. It goes like this (and is often pictured on an erasable board to make it look more like it has gushed forth from a beautiful mind)… Coincidence or Not If A,B,C,D,E,F,G,­H,I,J,K,L,M,N,­O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,­V,W,X,Y,Z Equals 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,­8,9,10,11,12,13,14,­15,16,17,18,19,20,21,­22,23,24,25,26 Then K – N – O – W – L – E – […]