Raspberry Pi 4

I bought the Official Raspberry Pi 4 desktop kit the other day. I haven’t had time to do anything with it yet apart from getting it connected to my home router. Looking forward to using it to try out some ideas I have been thinking about for a while.

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Skills dollar skills dollar

A week or so ago I read an article about how Dev Ops engineers in the bay area of SF starting salaries are north of $100k. Then yesterday Fred Wilson wrote about his concerns about the costs of doing business in the software world. “This is a topic I’ve written about a bunch over the…

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Vodafone DNS debacle

My partner told me last night that one of her colleagues has had to leave Vodafone Broadband. Shes not technical but basically felt the service kept dropping, couldn’t get to certain websites, Netflix would keep dropping out & so on. When we first got Vodafone Broadband, maybe 9 months ago, I couldn’t believe how unstable…

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Bringing it home

Earlier in the year Apple decided to bring its chip engineering in house, giving it complete control & over time, substantial cost savings. Yesterday Tesla announce, Tesla Insurance. Makes sense, Tesla could know everything about your Tesla, where it goes, when, how often, how many miles you typically do in a month, your driving style,…

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Storm chasing

I have always been fascinated by the idea of Storm chasing, exhillerating and very scary I imagine. I actively looked at doing an organised trip 8 or so years ago, I can’t remember why I never went through with it now, probably a combination of time & money. The Mid West in the US is…

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Happy Food

Last year I bought a recipe book called Happy Food by Niklas Ekstedt. “Writing this book changed Niklas and Henrik’s lives, and it could soon change yours too. In writing HAPPY FOOD they re-evaluated everything that they had learned about food and stepped beyond the conversation around gut health to look at how the food we eat…

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