Low-level understanding matters

If you haven’t figured out how to get the most out of what you already have, don’t ask me for more RAM/disk/CPU or anything else. Buy a Pi Zero and use it’s limitations to force yourself to write tight code.

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Musk Mea Culpa

Will this get Tesla to where they need to be? It’s impossible to say, but it’s a move in the right direction and an unexpected degree of modesty from an organization that until now has thrived on hubris.

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When “Failure Culture” Fails

It’s a concern that Tesla is not worried about building things right the first time. It’s a problem that they already have a rework facility near their factory to repair things that weren’t done right on the production line.

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The horrors of open source!

It’s possible to simplify the “normal” things for normal users while still providing source code and repositories that allow us strange creatures to continue experimenting, testing, and yes, struggling with inevitable incompatibilities all night long.

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Raspberry Pi Cluster, part 1

I’ve recently submitted a conference talk proposal titled “Can you do it on a Raspberry Pi?” Now I’m out to prove not only that you can learn most things this way, but that you will learn them betterĀ this way.

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SCaLE 16x Wrapup

I had a great time at SCaLE 16x the past four days. SCaLE was one of the first big conferences I went to when I got myself back into the technical side of the tech business, and remains my favorite. It’s a special time and a special place with special people.

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SCaLE 16x Open Data Presentation: not really happy

I got good feedback on the content if not the delivery, and some additional feedback about how to improve. So I think I’ll rework it and try again. Maybe at All Things Open later this year. I’ll also make sure to practice more in advance so my delivery is more natural, more dynamic and more polished.

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Promo for my SCaLE 16x talk

A promo video for my SCaLE 16x talk. This one features Mr. Spock and Flash the Linux Cat. As noted in my comments, pretty much all you need to know is that I named my cats Floppy and Flash.

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