The Power of Knowledge Sharing

The concept of intellectual property and originality is always somewhat of a hot topic. Many people feel protective of their ideas and content, often becoming upset when they see others sharing similar thoughts or concepts. However, I believe that knowledge sharing is essential for personal and collective growth. In this post, I want to explore why I embrace others sharing…

Discover the Desserts at Montjoie Pâtisserie in South Brisbane

Food By Mar 26, 2024 No Comments

While I’ve shared a few posts about my culinary adventures here on DigitalBBQ, I’ve always focused on the dishes I’ve prepared myself. However, this overlooks the incredible food that can be found in the world around us. Today, I’d like to break from tradition and shine a spotlight on one of my favourite spots in South Brisbane. If you’re a…

The Right to Disconnect

It’s late. My wife is single-handedly managing dinner and cleanup, very much unlike our usual team effort, because I am stuck, glued to my screen, attending a work meeting that began at 6 pm and has stretched well beyond its scheduled hour. As I finally log off, my bowl of food sits on the table. I sit down and finally…

Understanding the Gender Pay Gap and Strategies for Equality in Engineering

The gender pay gap is a persistent challenge that reflects how we, as a society, value the contributions of men and women in the workforce. In Australia’s Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, this disparity is particularly pronounced, with women significantly underrepresented in the field and often facing barriers to advancement. As a proud member of the AEC community, I…

Understanding Types of Change

Managing change effectively can significantly impact your company’s growth and success, whether it’s minor adjustments or major overhauls. Outcomes can vary significantly – some changes succeed while others fail. Similar to individuals facing challenges and undergoing transformative experiences in life, organisations also encounter complexities, uncertainties, and resistance during change processes. The first step in navigating organisational change is differentiating between…

Revit Bulk Unit Conversion Addin

Digital By Feb 22, 2024 No Comments

Journal scripting once offered a quick fix for converting Revit model and family units; it helped speed up the process, but it had the habit of failing on certain family types or dialogue boxes. To tackle this, I developed an add-in, which I shared on revit.com.au; which both overcame the errors that caused the journal to stumble, and was also…

Triumphing Over Watercooling Woes With DIY Solutions

Sometimes, days just don’t go as they’re planned. Short Version What did you get up to on the weekend Ryan? “Oh, I repaired a waterblock in my desktop PC” Long Version I have a few hobbies, mostly extensions of things I was interested in when I was younger, but with a little more disposable income, sometimes the money spent on…

Free University Courses to Kickstart Your Career in Data Science

Digital By Feb 08, 2024 No Comments

Are you interested in data science but unsure if it’s the right career path for you? One of the best ways to find out is by exploring the subject through some of the excellent free courses offered by some of the world’s top universities. Whether you’re just curious or seriously considering a career in data science, these free resources from…

Better File and Folder Management – With Excel

Digital By Feb 01, 2024 No Comments

An old colleague shared this fantastic Excel file with me when I needed to bulk rename files. Our IT policies didn’t allow us to install useful tools such as Better File Rename. The Excel file contains VBA macros that list folder contents and rename files, and it has now become my go-to method to bulk rename files as you can…

Embracing a Growth Mindset – A Recruitment Perspective

“Mindset: The New Psychology of Success“, authored by psychologist Carol Dweck, offers profound insights into our professional lives through its dichotomy of fixed and growth mindsets. As part of my Master’s thesis, I examined this concept in great detail, since our mindset can affect everything we do, from how we react to feedback to our willingness to take on new…