Things I have learnt over time ...

Extending a wifi network with a TP-Link RE650

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2 min, 248 words

I had a very unusual setup for the network for my office. The office is situated a floor above and at the opposite end of the house to where the main router is located. A fully wired connection is not an option at the moment due to concrete floors and limited access to roof voids.

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Categories: technology

The Kubernetes Book by Nigel Poulton

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1 min, 155 words

At the moment I am having to get up to speed on a bunch of technologies relating to "DevOps". This includes Kubernetes. I borrowed this book from a colleague and read it over the course of two days commuting. It provides a very good high level overview of all the main concepts of the platform.

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Categories: book

When The Game Was Ours by Jackie MacMullan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson

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2 min, 290 words

On 12th June 1984 I was on a family holiday in the US. We had spent three weeks travelling around Florida and then up the east coast to finally end up in Boston. During the day we had a guided tour of the city and we were told that it was game seven of the NBA finals that night between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Categories: book

Using crazy socks to make an impact

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1 min, 114 words

This is a great article about a small business that is growing rapidly and run with a smile on their faces. John and his dad started a business to sell crazy, fun socks and it has gone from strength to strength. I also like the 5% of sales to the Special Olympics and the socks for charities (watch the video).

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Categories: business

Rewarding the act of volunteering

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1 min, 56 words

A new digital coin has been introduced in Hull to reward people who volunteer for things. Due to regulations the receiver can cash in their coin in the form of a discount when purchasing products at certain stores.

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Categories: blockchain