I Learnt

Things I have learnt over time ...

Abandoning the baggage of Agile

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2 min, 325 words

I have worked with various flavours of "Agile" over numerous years. These have ranged from the very formal where everything is done by the book to more ad-hoc versions where different parts are cherry picked or in most cases done because people think they should be done.

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Categories: technology

Travel the world with the geographic game - GeoGuessr

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1 min, 75 words

This is a very simple idea for a quiz. It drops you in a random place somewhere in the world and you use Google StreetView to work out where it is. If you are lucky you end up in a town or city, sometimes you end up in the middle of nowhere. It is amazing how much you can work out by looking at the flora or a random signpost.

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Categories: life

In a distributed system ... there is no now

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1 min, 80 words

This paper is a discussion around the issues faced by distributed systems when dealing with time, ordering and failures. This is particularly relevant with the work I am doing at the moment designing a very large distributed system that will need to scale massively.

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Categories: technology

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Consensus Algorithms

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1 min, 64 words

This is a summary of a number of consensus algorithms currently being used in the Blockchain space. The most common at the moment is Proof of Work however this is slowly being replaced by other approaches that are more performant and don't use all the Earth's energy.

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Categories: technology