Principles by Ray Dalio. Overly long, and probably only relevant to those who have already had a lot of good fortune in life, but still a interesting read and worthy input for anything thinking about how to manage their career. […]
ElectricBikeReview — our electric bike purchases this year have been a very nice surprise. We had no idea how much we’d like these, nor any idea how well they would work. I can’t imagine buying a bike without this feature now.
Between this news and the Kapersky revelations last week, I think the strategy most people should follow for their personal pcs is clear. Don’t visit sketchy sites that are offering you free software, free movies, etc. And never download software […]
Some winners and losers. Little, Big by John Crowley. Well-regarded and I enjoyed some of the characters, but it lost me when it quickly flipped into faerie. Gave up on. The Adventures of Form and Content by Albert Goldbarth. Goldbarth […]
My workflow for years on my MBP has centered on VMWare running Debian/Ubuntu, and all my tools in the VM. For developing code targeting AWS services, I thought I’d try using Docker for Mac and running Debian images with Docker. […]
Created a site using Codestar. It was pretty easy (the ssh setup instructions are the trickiest thing, they are not perfectly clear). And I like that the resultant site embraces AWS cloud services. But in its drive to easy dev, […]
The March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman. Not a new book but pretty timeless lessons. Our country is certainly making missteps yet again in the Middle East. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. Excellent mystery about the crash of a […]
The AHCA has failed and people are frustrated and tired. The Republicans want to move on. Trump wants to move on. Some Dems want to gloat. But there is no moving on from this discussion, healthcare is too central an […]
Jira dashboards, boards, projects, issues, sprints, backlogs, queries, filters, versions, epics. Confluence spaces, categories, pages, people. Bamboo plans, projects, deployment projects. Hipchat teams, rooms. Trello boards, lists, cards. Atlassian products have more ways to group and scope content, each of […]
Other Minds by Peter Godfrey-Smith. A dive into the nature of consciousness and how it might vary across entities, with a deep look at cephalopods, who have a very different nervous system than humans. Most fascinating to me was the […]
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman. A touching tale of an elderly man dealing with the loss of his wife and the changes in the world around him. Definitely interested in seeing the movie, a great character. The Orphan […]
Not that i need to do this, but a useful guide at the intercept.
Been working on this for quite a while, our team is now part of Xevo (xevo.com). Very excited to join Xevo, the founder of Xevo is Satoshi Nakajima, former colleague at Ignition and at Microsoft, someone who I have long […]
I purchased a TP-Link Smart Plug, a top seller in home improvement, to control turning on and off our Christmas tree lights from our Amazon Echo. The final working solution is pretty slick, it works reliably, and it is pretty […]
I find myself a little befuddled these days about our country. Some days I find myself feeling a lot of anger. The decision by a significant minority of our electorate to hand the reins of government to an unfit man, […]
Queenpin by Megan Abbott. Wow this was a fun noir tale of a young woman working her way up the seamy underside of the city. Really enjoyed it. The Emerald Lie by Ken Bruen. A detective tale of a sort, […]
New p2 instances — very pricey but then buying the gear yourself is pricey too.
Hitler’s Thirty Days to Power by Henry Ashby Turner Jr. I read this years ago, and was reminded of it recently. A very very good book and perhaps relevant read, the detailed story of Hitler’s precipitous rise to power, and […]
This weekend I experimented with some audio classification tools. It was an up and down experience. I’m interested in a couple features — hotword detection ala “Hey Siri”, “Alexa”; sound event detection (i.e. identify a glass break or gunshot); and […]