Monthly Archives: March 2010

Why is technical training so hard to get funding for?

Niall Cooling

Director at Feabhas Limited
Co-Founder and Director of Feabhas since 1995.
Niall has been designing and programming embedded systems for over 30 years. He has worked in different sectors, including aerospace, telecomms, government and banking.
His current interest lie in IoT Security and Agile for Embedded Systems.

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Over many years of delivering technical training to the embedded systems sector, two questions have always bothered me:

Why, when the economy gets difficult, are training budgets one of the first things to get cut?
Why do delegates, who have waited months (sometimes years) to attend training, get pulled off mid-course?

Even though a myriad of articles tell us why businesses should invest in training during an economical downturn (Why Invest in Training During an Economical Downturn?) funding for training is very hard […]

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Close but no cigar…

After not too much of a learning curve we’ve migrated the website to support wordpress and the associated tools (SQL, PHP, etc.). After checking everything was fine and giving the go ahead for the “go live” for some reason it’s lost the links to all the diagrams from the posts! So I’ll be retrofitting the diagrams over the next week.

First impressions, WordPress is a wonderful leap forward from blogger.

Next post: reflections from embedded world

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The Psychology of Everyday Things

On my recent trip to e mbedded world in Nuremberg, the lift (elevator) system in the hotel only had a single button to call the lift car.

This caused various problems as there was no ability to select direction of travel. My room wasn’t on the top floor, so when the doors opened I had no idea whether I was going to take a trip to a higher floor even though I wanted to go down […]

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Unfortunately Google (via have announced that as of the 26th March 2010 they will discontinue support for FTP uploads from blogger accounts. Current the Feabhas blog is created and managed from blogger but uploaded to our Feabhas server. So having really just got my head around blogging it’s got to be all change. We have a number of posts to publish (including my trip report to embedded world 2010), but I plan to hold off until we have resolved […]

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