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I’m fascinated by the different reactions people have to the virus that’s dominating world events at the moment. What shapes the way we react to information: nonchalance, fear, terror, ambivalence, concern, curiosity - all on display this week.

Mis-transliteration of the day!

me: 这只胳膊
son: baby burger 👶🍔

Some excellent advice from a former colleague on working remotely. As someone who doesn’t have a dedicate place to work at home, I’m still experimenting with being productive whilst in isolation.

Software keyboards are all well and good until the key you need mysteriously vanishes.

Yes I’m looking at you. Not content with removing my physical escape key, you’ve removed the virtual one as well.

Solution: `sudo pkill TouchBarServer`

If you are at QCon today come and say hi. You’ll find me camped out on the fifth floor with plenty of books.

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“We want to investigate the ecosystem of data exploitation, and we don’t think we can do that while shackled to it. And so we make a privacy promise to you, our readers: We will not track you.”

A media organisation that’s leading on privacy. This is SO COOL.

🗞 On the Blog - Dive Through the Layers: or how dive helped me look inside an unusually large Docker image.

Is there a standard format for privacy conscious web logs? If not, what would you include or exclude?

New Blog: Conditional Services with Docker Compose - or how you can make use of the dependency tree to do the work for you.

Spent some time this weekend packaging a Django (DRF) application and deploying using GitHub Actions and Docker Compose. The resulting image is 1.2GB once all dependencies are installed. I’m sure I can trim this, but it’s not a great starting point.

Accelerating development is a noble goal, but that’s a lot of bytes for an API. I’m finding myself increasingly supportive of the idea of Mechanical Sympathy that Bill Kennedy promotes within the Go community.


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when you need to tweak the settings on your pasta


‪Wondering if anyone has pulled together a Trello board to work through identifying U.K. school places? Would love to see templates if they exist.‬

‪I wonder if/how/should Tencent have been engaged in modelling the spread of the latest Coronavirus and/or helping authorities contact people at risk.‬

Ive decided not to put my name forward for a vacant management position at work. There are a number of reasons behind my decision. But, given that almost everyone else in the team has gone for it, I’ve been trying to articulate what I want from a manager. I’m finding it an incredibly hard question to answer.

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I for one am looking forward to the day when Kubernetes becomes as boring for businesses as physical infrastructure.

It is an incredible foundation but there is more to life than yaml.

Computer says, “No”. The Apple App Store strikes again.

I for one will be supporting @aral and @laura by repurchasing Better Blocker.

New Blog Post: Install your own WireGuard VPN, the most stable VPN I’ve used to date.

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