I just came across this application where you can post to your blog from your desktop. Pretty cool ... I tried a KDE equivalent earlier but didn't quite work with Blogger, despite having more functionality.
This parable is an old one. I told this last week to one of my team members at work and wanted to find the original. Since this is an old parable, I found different versions of this story over the Internet. In some versions the story revolves around a broken down ship, while in others a large machine in a factory. The version I'm quoting below is what I remember reading ages ago. It's 2019. I'm turning 40 this year. The first time someone paid me money to write code was back in early 2003. This means that my career also turned 16, going on 17 this year. As a senior staff member, I do find myself championing the value of skills and expertise in software engineering, especially to young graduates doing their rotation in my software engineering team. This old parable stuck somewhere in my head all those years ago. I still think it's the best parable told about the value of expertise and staying sharp. I hope it serves someone else as it does me ... A gian
“An overnight success is ten years in the making.” ― Tom Clancy, Dead or Alive ---- I haven't written a long form blog post in a while. So I thought I'd post an update here on what I've been working on during my absence. Hope you enjoy the read! I picked this title for a good reason too. Sometimes, for the casual onlooker, an innovation might seem like magic, or worse, trivial. As an engineer, my first response to such onlookers would be... "if that's the case, try to do it yourself... overnight!". A more useful response would be to get them to read my previous post about The Old Engineer and the Hammer . ---- The focus of this post is an API Orchestrator I built a couple of years ago (that's 2018, in case you are reading this from a far future date, from a colony in Mars). We initially started calling it the Service Domain Manager. However, we eventually decided Cloud Domain Manager describes the specific area of the business it belongs to, better th
Note: This isn’t a Bitcoin hedging post. In fact, that was the last occurrence of that word in this article. Is the Blockchain hype over? According to this year’s Gartner Hype Cycle , Blockchain has crossed the peak of unrealistic expectations and is now heading towards the trough of disillusionment. This usually means that we’ll stop hearing about Blockchain being the cure for world hunger, and instead will start hearing about real world case studies that demonstrate its use cases. I tend to agree with Gartner’s prediction of Blockchain reaching the plateau of profitability, and therefore wider adoption in the enterprise within the next 5 years . Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies - July 2017 Blockchain for Business? Fundamentally, Blockchain emerged from business principles that has been around since humans started trading with each other. We have incrementally digitised parts of this process over the past century. However, this digitisation proces