Posts Tagged ‘review’

I’ve read just about everything Cory’s written, and ‘Red Team Blues‘ is amongst his best work. It had the two key qualities of a great read: I’m now really looking forward to ‘The Bezzle’ and ‘Picks and Shovels’, which promise to continue the adventures of Marty Hench. I was gripped from the very beginning, perhaps […]

I’ve had a few things that charge from USB-C for a while: my Planet Gemini, Nintendo Switch, Oculus Quest, SteamDeck, GL-MT1300 travel router, and a bunch of Raspberry Pi 4s; but the arrival of my Lenovo X13 has had me kitting myself out with a bunch of new chargers. So here follows some reviews (with […]

This is a practice that I’m trying to get traction with at work, but it’s not something I’ve seen or read about other people doing. But then it seems so obvious that other people must be doing it, so I’d love to hear more about that. It’s pretty typical for a post incident review (aka […]

I mentioned in my RC2014 post that I’d got myself a new oscilloscope, so this is the blog post to complement my review on Background The ancient single trace Telequipment S51E that I saved from a skip a 6th form college as they upgraded to shiny new dual trace scopes has served me well […]

Towards the end of my recent trip to Pas de la Casa I realised that I was missing the telemetry I’d got from the Valnord App whilst skiing in Arinsal. A quick search suggested that the Ski Tracks app would be a good purchase for my iPhone and Apple Watch, so this is a reflection […]



TL;DR Accelerate is now my top book recommendation for people looking for practical guidance on how to do DevOps. It’s a quick read, actionable, and data driven. Background I’ve previously recommended the following books for DevOps: The Phoenix Project – Gene Kim’s respin of The Goal is an approachable tale of how manufacturing practices can […]

TL;DR The Planet Computers Gemini is a 6″ Android (and Linux) clamshell device with a keyboard by the same designer who did the Psion Series 5. The keyboard enables on the move productivity with things like SSH that just isn’t possible with just a touch screen. Background I was lucky enough to hear about the […]

I jumped into a thread on DXC Workplace[1] on the topic of headsets (for use with Skype [for Business]), which made me realise that it’s an important topic that I’ve not covered here before. Even a cheap headset is better than no headset The point made by the original author was that many people are […]

TL;DR The WiFi coverage in my house wasn’t as good as I’d like it to be, and I’ve heard lots of good stuff about Ubiquiti UniFi gear, so I’ve installed one of their Lite Access Points, and it seems to be working well. Background I first came across Ubiquiti kit as part of the bizarre […]

TL;DR I’ve been very happy with the X250 – it’s given me the same performance I got from my X230, but with better battery life, a smaller form factor and it seems more robust. Long term review I started writing this post in January not long after I got my X250, but I never got […]