I drove a 2016 Mitsubishi Montero Sport for a few days as part of a hire car. verall, I’d say it was a nice car and we enjoyed our trip. But we want to buy a Toyota, just don’t trust the Mitsubishi Brand.
Right now (2023) it feels like AI is the big thing. It is, it’s made a qualitative leap forward with generative AI. Both Chat GPT style text, image generation (e.g Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, Dall-e) and Audio, especially speech. But there’s a phrase I hear a lot. It’s got a bunch of variations but it’s roughly… Continue reading Random Future Thought – Genetic Engineering means “human nature” will be different
As per the title of this post, I want to get straight to the point.If you are setting up VPC Peering with MongoDB, then wait 20 minutes for it to kick in, before you remove any IP Access list entries from the Network Access section and just have the peering CIDR range. The story: I’m… Continue reading VPC Peering in MongoDB not working? Just wait 20mins
Whilst trying to send a payment from my Bank West Credit Card account to a bank account with my main Bank account, I went through the Make a Payment process. This post is basically me complaining that the “Make a Payment” screen when adding a new recipient asks for the “Nickname“, however that’s completely the… Continue reading The Importance of good UI Labels
Some Background:I’m the technical co-founder of Drivible. I was working on a new feature which ended up causing a race condition and soft-deleted users files. In fixing that I caused some other minor issues.We didn’t lose any actual users data, but I generally pride myself on being a good developer and this was something that… Continue reading Fixing a location lookup by moving the $limit
There’s a great technology based around giving people a 6th sense.Currently it’s basically a vibrating smart watch or fitbit like device that’s connected via Bluetooth. The idea is that you can FEEL when something is happening.My thought was to connect it to the Flight Radar 24 APIs so I’d know how close by an aircraft… Continue reading 6th Sense + touch Grid = tactile knowledge of ship or suit or surroundings
TLDR – Compile librdkafka from source Both Ubuntu 20.04 and AMI Linux 2 (effectively CentOS) have an older version of the librdkafka. My Ubuntu Vagrant VM shows v1.2.1 where as php-simple-kafka-lib shows the requirements as: php: ^7.3|^8.0ext-simple_kafka_client: >=0.1.0librdkafka: >=1.4.0 In order to install the PHP simple_kafka_client extension (using Pecl or complied from source) it needs… Continue reading Installing php-simple-kafka-lib (librdkafka version issues)
If we are in a simulation is there someone going “Ohh great, who decided to wire up the Metaverse to this Dyson Sphere’s quantum processing cluster? Now the processing available for my tasks has dropped and before I can get things back I’ve got to check for intelligent beings and try not to enact genocidal… Continue reading Could we be in an accidental simulation?
This year has been an interesting one. Certainly more about growth than the trauma and illness of 2021. The highlight is certainly the birth of my 2nd son, Xander. Going to Australia was good, so was going full time with Drivible. I’ve also refined my long term path around TZM and want to focus on… Continue reading A personal reflection on 2022
Recently I’ve come to a conclusion. I’ve got to focus on achieving a state of financial thriving before I can really focus on helping the transition to a Post-Scarcity Society, which is my core aim. Think of it like the advice that you should put your Oxygen mask on first. Side note: That’s because you’ll… Continue reading Focusing on Drivible