Software Doesn’t Solve Social Problems

I listened to the audio book copy of "The Courage To Be Disliked" last year. It's written as a discussion between a philosopher and a young man, about the concepts of Adlerian psychology, and there's a great deal of real wisdom there. One of the key points, is that Adler considered all problems we face … Continue reading Software Doesn’t Solve Social Problems


Cory Doctorow And Eco-Consumerism

I really enjoyed this fully-charged podcast and will be reading some Cory Doctorow. I especially liked the Bruce Sterling quote about the "grandfather problem". This is the idea that if you can do something less well than your dead grandfather, then it's probably not the eco-friendly behaviour you really ought to be pursuing.I think this … Continue reading Cory Doctorow And Eco-Consumerism

Docker and .NET Core Linux Performance Tracing

Note: This is an old post that was sitting in my drafts for a long time.  It might be useful to someone still as most of the content is still relevant.  You should checkout dotnet-monitor if you are using .NET Core 3 and above! - it promises to make the while thing a lot easier. … Continue reading Docker and .NET Core Linux Performance Tracing

Music and Artificial Intelligence

There was a great BBC click podcast this week, covering some of the advances made in technology and music.  There was some interesting stuff around Bjork's new music video and art exhibit, but also a section on IBM Watson research.  They did some interesting work on computer/musician collaboration with Alex Da Kid. They also discussed … Continue reading Music and Artificial Intelligence

Registrator, a Docker Service Registry Bridge

I've been diving into golang recently, partly by accident, given that we decided to use an open source docker service registration bridge called registrator.  Registrator fills in a niche with docker containers - how to get them into an existing service registry such as (the excellent) consul. We plan to use this to keep our existing netflix eureka … Continue reading Registrator, a Docker Service Registry Bridge