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Our a-maze-ing Christmas day out

Posted by Karen Webber on 17 January 2020

We ended 2019 with a fun day out in Manchester. Here's what we got up to!

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Good news for geeks the world over - you no longer need to eject USB sticks!

Posted by Andy Brown on 16 January 2020

Microsoft have changed the default Windows policy for writing to USB sticks, which means that you no longer have to worry about safely ejecting them.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

How to enter the 2020 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship

Posted by Andy Brown on 10 January 2020

Think you know Excel (or Word/PowerPoint)? Put your skills to the test in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championships, held in California.

Our January 2020 newsletter competition asks you to complete the missing letters

Posted by Andy Brown on 10 January 2020

Somebody has missed out some of the letters in a series of phrases. Fill in the letters to spell out a hidden instruction!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

The December 2019 Wise Owl Christmas Quiz - Analysis of Results

Posted by Andy Brown on 07 January 2020

Which were the hardest and easiest questions in our Quiz of the Year? And more importantly, who won the prize?

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

Wise Owl 2019 highlights in numbers

Posted by Karen Webber on 19 December 2019

It's been a busy year at the Owlery, and we've taken a look back at some of our highlights.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

The Wise Owl November 2019 Newsletter Competition winner (and answer)

Posted by Andy Brown on 12 December 2019

November's competition was to use a set of instructions to colour in cells in a spreadsheet and create a picture. This blog shows one possible answer, and reveals the winner!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

Both of the Wise Owl founders' kittens now have names!

Posted by Andy Brown on 12 December 2019

Andy and Jenny (the two original Wise Owls) have finally got round to naming their new kittens. Whether this deserves a blog post is another question ...

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

YouTube Silver Award - 100K + subscribers!

Posted by Sam Lowrie on 25 November 2019

We're proud to announce that YouTube have given us their coveted silver award, in recognition of the fact that our video channel has over 100,000 subscribers.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

We're getting two new kittens next week, but have no idea what to call them!

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 November 2019

Can anyone think of good names for our two new kittens? It was easier thinking of names for children!

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Colour in the picture using the numbers provided in the Excel sheet

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 November 2019

This month's competition is deceptively simple - just colour in the cells using the instructions provided to form a picture of ... what?

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

Revealed: the answer and winner for last month's competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 November 2019

Last month's competition asked you to reveal the hidden question. We had 24 entries nominating their favourite films - congratulations to Victoria Anthony of Sucden Financial for being the first name pulled out of the Wise Owl sorting hat!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

History of Wise Owl: The early years

Posted by Jenny Brown on 22 November 2019

The story of Wise Owl starts in a basement in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in 1992, at a time when WordPerfect for DOS was still widely used and Lotus 1-2-3 ruled the spreadsheet roost.

Tags:   Musings | Nostalgia

Why I became a trainer

Posted by Shaun Wantling on 22 November 2019

People become trainers for many different reasons. In this blog, Shaun explains his journey from being an accountant to training people in IT.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

The Wise Owl October 2019 newsletter competition - complete the phrase

Posted by Andy Brown on 14 October 2019

Test your Excel skills by finding a way to follow a series of instructions to accumlulate numbers and unlock the hidden question.

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

The answer to (and winner of) our September 2019 newsletter competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 11 October 2019

This month's word search proved challenging, with only four correct answers submitted. The unused letters in the word search revealed a question, as this blog explains.

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

5 board games worth trying

Posted by Sam Lowrie on 05 October 2019

Sam lists out 5 board games you should try, covering everything from matching symbols to killing zombies.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

The competition for the Wise Owl September 2019 newsletter

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 September 2019

If you're a subscriber to the Wise Owl newsletter you can enter our competition and win a fifty-pound Amazon voucher (this month's puzzle is a word search with a twist).

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

The answers to our August 2019 newsletter competition (SQL query)

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 September 2019

Last month's newsletter competition asked you to identify 8 errors in a SQL query. Here are the results, with the name of the lucky winner!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

Some ideas for lunch boxes for the school run or the office microwave

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 September 2019

Bored of the same sandwich every day? Be creative, and try one of these recipes from Lunchbox Dad.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings
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