Aug. 14, 2020
Interesting bits and bobs: 2020-08-14
quotes • loc • bugs • doctors • religion • gphotos • Israel • targets • tracking
Google Photos on iOS does not have a slideshow function! 😱 They did however roll out a new designed and killed off For You feature.
Jun. 6, 2020
Maths is simple
fun • math • quotes
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is. John von Neumann
May. 22, 2020
On writing blog posts
fun • quotes • writing
Was talking recently with a friend about how hard it is to write blog posts and give talks these days. The longer you’re in the tech industry the more your opinions end up being “well it depends” and “I’m not sure”. These don’t quite make for good blog posts, hah. Was talking recently with a friend about how hard it is to write blog posts and give talks these days.
Mar. 7, 2020
fun • twain • quotes
Reason never changed a man’s opinion which by reason he never acquired. Mark Twain
Jul. 2, 2019
AWK vs Big Data
awk • bigdata • quotes
Don’t sleep on the basics. Someone probably solved your problem in the 80s. There’s been a lot of talk about big data recently. Lots of people just shove data into whatever software is currently all the rage (think Hadoop some time ago, Spark, etc) and get excited with results that actually aren’t that amazing. You can get very decent results by using the standard data processing toolset (awk/grep/sed/sort/xargs/find) paired with understanding of what data you process and how the software works.
May. 9, 2018
fun • poetry • quotes • ukrainian
This is Glibov’s Pike poem in Ukrainian
Jan. 21, 2017
peter • dilbert • management • quotes
I’m sure you have heard about Peter’s principle, if not the name then the principle: In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. and the corollary: In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties. But what struck me recently is that I didn’t know how old this principle was. It was first published in 1969!
Nov. 6, 2016
fun • quotes
It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law. Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach in An Eternal Golden Braid