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

Ripple Energy

A very interesting company I heard about this week was a new cooperative in the UK called Ripple Energy. It’s working on the first consumer owned windfarm. The idea is that you can buy shares in the company, and when the farm is built, you will get some of the energy they generate deducted as … Continue reading Ripple Energy

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

Rise of The Robots

Collective bargaining, a degree and an engineering skill set just don't cut it any more, if you're competing with a robot that can produce more widgets, more quickly, with higher quality and lower cost. Some of the traditional views about how you protect jobs in a capitalist economy just don't apply to this threat. Nedd Ludd would be spinning in his grave.