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Answer to (and winner of) our March 2022 competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

Last month's competition invited you to decrypt a message encoded in Excel coloured cells - this blog gives the answer and winner!

Can cats and computers co-exist?

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

Emma Howard recently attended a Python course with us, and has sent through a photo of her cat enjoying the courseware manual.

T shirts for nerds

Posted by Andy Brown on 30 March 2022

Need an idea for a present for the nerd in your life (which may or may not be yourself)? Here are 3 our favourite geek humour T-shirts (and one bonus Wise Owl one!).

Different strands of work over the last 30 years

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 February 2022

A nostalgic look at the many things we've got involved with since Wise Owl started, including making videos, publishing blogs and writing books!

Tags:   Miscellaneous | Nostalgia

5 messages for anyone thinking of starting their business

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 February 2022

This blog lists our 5 worst moments from the first 30 years of Wise Owl, and the 5 bits of advice these would prompt me to give to anyone thinking of starting their own business.

Tags:   Miscellaneous | Nostalgia

A trip down memory lane - remembering the last 30 years

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 February 2022

Much has changed in the 30 years Wise Owl has now been in business - and nowhere more so than in the software that we teach. Take a trip with us down memory lane to remember past applications!

Tags:   Miscellaneous | Nostalgia

There are places I'll remember …

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 February 2022

Wise Owl have come a long way since we started in a basement in Chorlton-cum-Hardy 30 years ago. We thought we'd retrace our steps …

Tags:   Miscellaneous | Nostalgia

The changing nature of our clients

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 February 2022

A look at how the nature of our clients has changed over the twenty or so years for which we've been recording data.

Tags:   Miscellaneous | Nostalgia

A history of Wise Owl told through our websites

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 February 2022

Our archived websites only go back to 1998, sadly, but this still offers a fascinating (well, for us anyway) peek back into the past.

Tags:   Miscellaneous | Nostalgia

March 2022 Newsletter Competition - Words in Pictures

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 February 2022

One of your special agents has sent you an Excel worksheet containing a picture - your task is to decipher the message it represents!

Winner and answers for Feb 2022 newsletter competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 February 2022

See where the 46 musicals were hiding in last month's word search, and see if yours was the name drawn out of the hat!

More alternatives to Wordle!

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 February 2022

Last month we introduced you to Wordle written in Python, Power BI and Excel; here are a clutch of other alternatives to this popular word game.

We are increasing the prices of our scheduled courses

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 February 2022

To reflect our rising costs (and the fact that we haven't increased our prices for some time), we are raising the prices of our scheduled courses, as set out in this blog.

Join us as we celebrate 30 years in business

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 February 2022

2022 marks the 30th anniversary of Wise Owl Training. Much has happened since we started work in a basement in South Manchester!

Tags:   Miscellaneous | Nostalgia

Wise Owl versions of Wordle in Power BI, Python and Excel

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 January 2022

The Wordle bandwagon is rolling fast downhill, but we managed to board it. This blog shows one Wise Owl's current stats, and links to our Power BI, Python and Excel VBA versions of this web-based word game.

February 2022 newsletter competition - a word search

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 January 2022

For this month's competition we invite you to find the 46 missing related items in a letter grid; the unused letters will then spell out a thematic phrase. The first correct answer drawn out of our randomised sorting hat at the end of February will win a fifty-pound Amazon voucher.

Analysis of results from our Christmas Quiz, and the winner!

Posted by Andy Brown on 21 January 2022

This quiz was much harder than it was meant to be! Out of guilt, Andy (the quiz master) has written this blog fleshing out the answer to each question. The blog also gives details of this month's mysterious competition winner.

Power Toys: tools to tweak the behaviour of Windows

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 January 2022

You can use these hidden gems to reassign or disable keys on your keyboard, detect pixel colours in a website, display a Windows short-cut key guide … and much more!

Introducing a raft of new skills assessment test services

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 January 2022

We are proud - and relieved - to finally announce that you can now assign tests to candidates and create your own custom tests through our website!

Answers to (and winner of) our November 2021 logic puzzle

Posted by Andy Brown on 29 November 2021

This month's puzzle was won by Joanne Rushton of Durham County Council - you can see the answer to the logic puzzle set in this short blog.

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