At Virya Group we use a lot of software to keep the wheels of our machines turning - most of which are open source and managed via Github repositories. Recently we've moved our server architecture over to using Docker containers, and we needed a way to get notified when there were updates to containers we use.
This is a problem that has been bugging me for ages but which I haven't been able to fix until today - some time ago I set my Workrave application into suspend mode, and since then I haven't been able to change the settings or revert back to active, because the KDE system tray icon doesn't work.
Only a few more days until we appear at Anglia Business Exhibition (find us at Stand 34 at the Ipswich Hotel on 10th May) so here are our tips on how to not only survive but thrive on the day of the exhibition.
If you didn't catch the first part in this series, head over here to 'More top tips for surviving exhibitions - Part 1'
The Anglia Business Exhibition is almost upon us again (find us at Stand 34 at the Ipswich Hotel on 10th May). In 2013 I wrote a blog called “Tips for surviving exhibitions” and it gained a ridiculous volume of hits! Clearly lots of people are out there, stroking chins and thinking through the best ways to maximise their own experiences at exhibitions and expos. So here is the first of two blogs on making the most of exhibitions and conferences!
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As some of you will know, I had a car accident at the beginning of December which while in itself wasn't a serious crash (somebody hit my drivers side rear wheel while I was pulling out of my drive, resulting in the car spinning 180 degrees across the road!) I ended up with pretty bad whiplash in my neck and back, and having to take some serious medications to stop the muscles spasming and reduce the pain.
Running your own business is pretty tough at the best of times, but being told you physically must not work, and cannot even use a laptop or computer for at least two weeks ... and thereafter only for strictly limited time periods came as quite a shock. Being a techie, I turned to technology to find ways to help me - both to prevent me from over-working when I was allowed to work, and to be able to work in a posture which didn't aggrevate my whiplash! I learned a few things during my recovery which have actually improved my efficiency at work, and others which were pretty important to my recovery process and my business.