Docker and .NET Core Linux Performance Tracing

Note: This is an old post that was sitting in my drafts for a long time.  It might be useful to someone still as most of the content is still relevant.  You should checkout dotnet-monitor if you are using .NET Core 3 and above! - it promises to make the while thing a lot easier. … Continue reading Docker and .NET Core Linux Performance Tracing

Music and Artificial Intelligence

There was a great BBC click podcast this week, covering some of the advances made in technology and music.  There was some interesting stuff around Bjork's new music video and art exhibit, but also a section on IBM Watson research.  They did some interesting work on computer/musician collaboration with Alex Da Kid. They also discussed … Continue reading Music and Artificial Intelligence

Registrator, a Docker Service Registry Bridge

I've been diving into golang recently, partly by accident, given that we decided to use an open source docker service registration bridge called registrator.  Registrator fills in a niche with docker containers - how to get them into an existing service registry such as (the excellent) consul. We plan to use this to keep our existing netflix eureka … Continue reading Registrator, a Docker Service Registry Bridge

Rise of The Robots

Collective bargaining, a degree and an engineering skill set just don't cut it any more, if you're competing with a robot that can produce more widgets, more quickly, with higher quality and lower cost. Some of the traditional views about how you protect jobs in a capitalist economy just don't apply to this threat. Nedd Ludd would be spinning in his grave.

Coworking and Mental Health, plus Nottingham Co-Working Spaces

There's a great article here on the benefits of co-working, and how it can transform what can be a lonely and difficult struggle for some people working at home, into an energising and supporting environment. I've found it's becoming more and more important to me too, now in my 10th year of working at home … Continue reading Coworking and Mental Health, plus Nottingham Co-Working Spaces