I Learnt

Things I have learnt over time ...

Why? Not no

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3 min, 413 words

One of my favourite podcasts is Hanselminutes by Scott Hanselman. I have been listening to it probably longer than any other podcast. He recently interviewed Roberta Arcoverde from Stack Overflow. She talked about how the architecture of the Stack Overflow site is very different from most other large sites in that it is a self hosted monolithic application.

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Categories: life

So what do you do?

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3 min, 404 words

It is a classic way people start a conversation. Some people meet, they exchange a few pleasantries and then they ask "and, so what do you do?" And each person then takes turns, hopefully if someone doesn't just keep talking, explaining what their job is.

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Getting quieter to get louder

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2 min, 391 words

Austin Kleon wrote an article about how we can get used to anything. Something is new and exciting but before too long it becomes the normal and we are no longer excited by it. It seems to be part of our nature.

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Work in 2030

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6 min, 1012 words

There are two camps of people where I work; those who want to return to the office and those who want to remain working remotely. The former group tend to be those whose work involves spending most of the day talking to people (the "business" side of the company). The latter group tend to be those whose work is mostly focussed around thinking - or have family and enjoy the balance this approach affords. I fall into the latter camp on both counts.

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Future proofing

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2 min, 247 words

It is always tempting when buying or designing things to plan for the future; to add features that make your design or purchase "future proof".

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Categories: life

Capturing memories

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1 min, 183 words

A PhD student has created a way to capture conversations with hospice patients that their relatives can play back and listen to at any time later.

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Categories: life