2 years, 4 months ago

Silly Goose

I’m in the, for me, novel position of looking after some geese these days. This usually involves nothing more than feeding them once a day and trying to keep them out of places they shouldn’t be. But this is breeding season, so there are additional complications. One morning last week I went out to feed […]

5 years, 1 day ago

Networks and Serendipity versus the Vested Interests

Let’s be clear. Sustainability is about a lot more than just environmental policy. Making our footprint on the planet bearable (for the planet) will only succeed on the basis of social equity and economic viability. And not everyone is delighted about that. All Your Natural Resources Are Belong To Us A few weeks ago I happened […]

7 years, 3 months ago

The importance of context

I am about to display my programming roots. History alert.In a far off kingdom computers were made by an all powerful company – called IBM. IBM had the most magnificent Operating System, inventively called “OS”. This operating system came in a number o…

7 years, 3 months ago

The importance of context

I am about to display my programming roots. History alert.In a far off kingdom computers were made by an all powerful company – called IBM. IBM had the most magnificent Operating System, inventively called “OS”. This operating system came in a number o…

8 years, 7 months ago

IT Wastelands :: How many icebergs have you melted?

High performance servers, cheap network storage, faster network connections, and improved peripheral performance have become subtle contributors for a culture of IT waste. System designers are increasingly relieved of the burden of designing efficient systems that utilize resources conservatively, and can easily fall back on platitudes like “just add more hardware”. A system designer may […]