I use Trello a lot. Trello is a simple but powerful, kanban-inspired project management tool which allows you to create cards on lists to visualise what work you still have to do, work in progress and work that is done. I use it to manage most of my projects, and indeed most of my life.
A few years ago, a couple of developers released Scrum for Trello, a Chrome and Firefox plugin that adds aglie story points functionality to Trello. (Story points help you see the relative size of a task compared with the others.)
I use it all the time, but recenty it broke. This is what I did to fix it.
Well, I saw the refresh on my work laptop first, and then my own laptop. But even after a complete reinstall of Chrome on my desktop PC, I didn’t see the redesign until I switched them on via the Chrome flags.
Go to chrome://flags/
Then search for ‘Refresh’ and enable the four options:
Chrome Refresh 2023
Chrome WebUI Refresh 2023
Chrome Refresh 2023 New Tab Button
Chrome Refresh 2023 Top Chrome Font Style
Restart Chrome and ta-da!
Similarly, if you do have the refresh and don’t want to switch to it yet (understanding that at some point it will be switched on by default), you can always disable these settings for now.
I had a bit of a surprise this afternoon when I spoke with my sister Jenni on the phone.
“I saw that lecture you gave at the university, on YouTube,” she said.
Jenni sent me the link.
It turned out to be the one above, a talk given to the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) at John Moore’s University in Liverpool in 2016, on the eve of the infamous Brexit referendum.
There was an electricity outage at Lime Street station on the day we were meant to return to Scotland, so we hot footed it down to the Liverpool docks, hired a car and I drove back to Leuchars station where I’d parked my own car. Then I drove to Anstruther to place my vote firmly in the box that said: no I do not want to leave the EU.
Anyway, this was my talk, illustrated with a lot of LEGO-related slides.