Archive for the ‘technology’ Category

Dart is the main programming language we use at The @ Company, and so it’s becoming something that I’m frequently talking to people about. I first heard about Dart chatting with Derek Collison about Go after the FITE club meeting that Alexis Richardson brought him along to when he was over doing due diligence on […]


Actions is more than just a smart move for GitHub to do more stuff with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery pipelines – it’s a product management super move that gets GitHub out of the business of responding to stupid little feature requests. Better still, it’s an ecosystem play where GitHub (and Docker) users create value for other GitHub users without GitHub needing to invest their own time and treasure.


April 2021

30Apr21

Pupdate As the weather has improved it’s been great to get out and about more with Max. We also had some fun with his mother Nellie coming to visit. Coding The new job means I’m back to writing code a lot more. One of my first adventures was into using the ZeroSSL API to automate […]


December 2020

31Dec20

I don’t think I’ve ever been so glad for a holiday break… In this post, a brief pupdate, some new toys, People Powered, the history of PCBs, toiletry vacations, and some Pi and VR stuff. Pupdate Max continues to grow, and get used to being part of the household. It’s been really fun having him […]


November 2020

29Nov20

There’s been lots happening this month, with the puppy growing, some IT failures, moving on from some previously loved products and services, more updates on streaming and VR, and a few things I forgot in October… Puppy He’s done a lot of growing from the start of the month: To the end of the month: […]


Background Earlier in the year I wrote about upgrading from my old DS411j to a new DS420j, and how simple the upgrade process was. But I knew there would be trouble ahead, as Synology doesn’t provide a way to upgrade volumes created on its 32bit systems past 16TB. Last weekend one of my HGST 4TB […]


October 2020

31Oct20

Puppy It wasn’t long after we lost Dougal that we decided the house just felt wrong without a dog. So… new puppy – Maximus: More photos on my daily #pupdate We’re all streamers now Returning to this theme, I’ve added a few more links to my streaming tag on Pinboard. Lighting On the recommendation of […]


September 2020

30Sep20

As the family has gone back to school September seems to have whizzed by, with fewer interesting things to report on as life settles back to a weekly routine. I’ve mentioned the punctuations of comedy nights and online whisky tastings before, so there’s little new to report… Frontline Live My amazing friend Katz Kiely set […]


August 2020

29Aug20

ICYMI It’s been something of a busy month for blogging, with posts on Cloud Migration, Java, the UK exam fiasco, Hugo. and RIP Dougal. BBQ The new Kamado Joe that I mentioned last month got its first run, which looked good, but ended up being a little dry: Hawksmore @ Home The Hawksmore at Home […]


Which Java?

14Aug20

Or should that be: TL;DR Practices for installing and maintaining Java have evolved over time, which can lead to tension between teams who are set in a particular way, and other teams who see that as backward. The present state of the art is not to have Java on hosts at all, and to containerise […]