I’m still struggling to go from character to tone reliably. I can have a good guess at the pinyin, but I don’t yet have a system for tones. I suspect this is where I need to bring the spoken and the written languages together. #Chinese
Enjoyed the Go London Study Group this evening. Added super sampling to my Mandelbrot set generator. #golang
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Who doesn’t want a mobile first, cloud native bank that was built from the ground up in the last few years? AND it comes with a hot coral pink card. What’s not to love?
Beijing’s air quality has been a frequent topic of conversation since I’ve been here and so I built myself a simple air quality indicator.
In building this, it surprised me was how quickly we adjust our definitions of normal. When freak events become regular occurrences they no longer stand out whatever colour we make them.
For all my work with ops, alerts and dashboards I’m not sure why this surprised me as much as it did.
This prompted me to loook up the origins of the phrase “Siamese twins”. Whilst I can see the connection with the picture, I had no idea that it can actually be used to refer to word pairs:
* milk and honey
* short and sweet
* fight or flight
Dynamic DNS providers seem to have fallen by the wayside recently, either shutting down completely or competing to generate the most unwanted email. So I over-engineered a solution:
- Goggle App Engine service to give me external IP
- Go client to update Route53 hosted DNS when IP changes
- Packaged in a Docker container
- Deployed on Kubernetes
- Running on a Raspberry Pi cluster
There are a few tweaks to make mostly logging/metrics, but it seems to be working well so far.
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