Several years ago, I inherited a legacy application. It had multiple parts all logging back to a central ELK stack that had later been supplemented by additional Prometheus metrics. And every morning, I would wake up to a dozen alerts.Continue reading »
Many, many years ago I was an avid reader and writer of various fiction writing websites. There’s still links to them on this site, which shows a. how long they’ve been around and b. how out of date this site is. Recently I’ve been on a bit of binge, revisiting my past and re-reading these old stories. Which led me to a quest.Continue reading »
Something happened in February that I didn’t give enough attention to at the time. This site, HybridLogic, turned 15. A lot has changed in that time. Both on-line, and off.Continue reading »
Five years ago I wrote about how I structured applications. A lot has changed in five years. An old saying states you should be able to look back on your work of yesterday and wonder what you were thinking. So here is how I structure apps in 2020, what’s changed and what’s stayed the same.Continue reading »
It’s been a very long time since I’ve done anything on this blog, much less write a new post. This shall therefore serve as a marker in the ground, for when I finally migrated to a new server (and all the rigmarole that comes with that). End.
There was a lot to like in 2016, and also a lot to dislike.
Likes: Hiking Scotland. Meeting new people. The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet. Writing 250K words. Arrival. London. London Calling & Dirt. Dishonored 2. Bliss n Eso. Arabic Abjad. Puffins. Gravity waves at TEDxBrum. Seeing Chris Hadfield. Victoria auf Deutsch. New swimming PBs. Knowing Birmingham, roughly. Family, all of them. Shipping code to millions. Rebel Rounders. Stranger Things. Trying things.
Dislikes: Surgery. Recovery from surgery. Trump. Cancelling Bali. Build tools. No running PBs. Brexit. Nationalism.
I don’t do resolutions. The best time to start something was yesterday. The next best time is today. I lost a kilo while lying in bed 18 hours a day. I can read the Arabic alphabet and simple words. 2017 I will travel, make more friends and learn more trivia because I already am.
Happy New Year.
This week has been pretty stand-up incredible for my consumption of science fiction. I stopped writing reviews a while back, but two recent pieces have just taken ahold of me. Continue reading »
So it’s November and I’m doing October’s links. Stuff happens and I’ve spent most of my time lying in a bed. Anyway, this should suffice. Continue reading »
Ignore August. Pretend it never happened. It was hot, a lot of stuff got shipped, and a whole backlog of links piled up once more. So here is to me emptying my Instapaper queue once more. Continue reading »
Far too many links, far too infrequently. A random collection gleaned from my Instapaper over the holidays. Continue reading »