Somehow my actions made perfect sense – I wanted to impress my wife (then my fiancée), who is doing her PhD in Neuroscience and so I headed straight to Coursera. My goal was to find a course to help me understand her lingo, maintain a knowledgeable discussion with her and show that I care. I… Read More Have you MOOC’d your CV yet?
As Oil & Gas companies head into another tumultuous year, here is how technology can help revamp the industry. Predix Predix by General Electric (GE) harnesses the philosophy of the Internet of Things but this is not about controlling your home heating with a smartphone. This is the Industrial Internet of Things, Predix is cloud… Read More Oil & Gas & Digital
I paid £3.59 to discover something about my Dad and it was absolutely worth it. It all started a couple of months ago when I asked him, “Can you think of an incident that made quite an impact in your life?” He instantly recalled a few and seemed to have quite a good supply of… Read More Discovering B.Aresh
Today was one of those mornings where you just can’t help but stop all that you are doing and take a minute to stare at the skies. It started out with a subdued orange glow but as the sun began to rise, bright spots of yellow began to mingle. I could only catch… Read More A morning in Newcastle upon Tyne
‘Water has reached first floor. It is rising quickly. Urgent Help needed. Very little drinking water or food. We are at this address…’, and it ends with ‘PLS SHARE’. The Facebook status was calmly written in the face of impending danger. The post is made visible for all to see; it travels multiple times around… Read More How Apps and HAMs are saving lives
The e-mail started off with the date and time stamp; I ignored it. The next line stated my previously known membership number and I was least bothered. The third line started off as “Dear Dr B Aresh CEng MIMechE” and I knew I had arrived. After that, I only have a passing memory of reading… Read More To become a Chartered Engineer: Journey through the IMechE
I was introduced to Zatoichi couple of months ago when I headed to YouTube one Saturday morning and typed in ‘old Japanese samurai movies’ to satiate my thirst for some good old black & white samurai action; to the times before CGI blood splatter became the norm. For the uninitiated, Zatoichi is a Japanese fictional… Read More Zatōichi:Lessons from a Yakuza