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Ashley Firth

Developer / Author / Leader / Speaker

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Remote Work Setup for 2023

January 4, 2023 / Reading time: ~10 minutes

One key press to toggle ‘do not disturb’ on every device, plants I talk to, a chair that saved my back, and more. A quick overview of my minimalist remote workspace for 2023.

Handling a team with unlimited holidays

April 26, 2022 / Reading time: ~7 minutes

Whilst the debate between unlimited and 'use it or lose it' holiday policies rages on, I had a think about how we handle things at Octopus.

Using badges to track achievements in a team

July 31, 2020 / Reading time: ~9 minutes

One of the big motivations was making sure that all of the great energy people brought to our workplace was directed in the best way possible, and in a way that kept people curious and challenged.

Useful shortcuts to reduce mouse use

July 8, 2020 / Reading time: ~8 minutes

Changing volume or brightness by smaller amounts, re-opening the tab you just closed, typing out emojis, and quite a few more.