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  1. Finding system temperature from the command line - 2023 November 10

    Here's a command I've been using to find the temperature of some of the hardware I've bene running from the command line.


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  2. Optus outage and cashless payments - 2023 November 08

    Going entirely cashless means your business shuts down entirely whenever there's an internet outage, the Optus outage gives us a very clear example of these risks.


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  3. Optus outage and cloud software - 2023 November 08

    Cloud only software exposes you to massive risks, the Optus outage gives us a very clear example of these risks.


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  4. Mobile vs desktop browsing in 2023 - 2023 November 08

    I've started to notice a divergence in the experiences you have when browsing the internet on desktop vs mobile. It also seems to be getting worse.


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  5. Bumble red flag advertisement - 2023 November 07

    I came across one of the most toxic advertisements I've ever seen and feel compelled to warn all healthy people out there to avoid the Bumble dating app as a result.


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  6. Content moderation inversion - 2023 November 04

    Recent geopolitical events have reminded me of something I noticed for the first time some years ago with the degradation of engagement online.


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  7. Brexit and voice referendums - 2023 October 13

    There's a few similarities between the upcoming referendum in Australia and the Brexit referendum.


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  8. Iron dome economics - 2023 October 08

    With the outbreak of military hostilities in the Israel Palestine conflict this weekend there's been a constant stream of bad takes about the Iron Dome system and wartime economics in general.


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  9. The death of full employment - 2023 September 21

    Technology is moving in such a way that advances in AI will mean that barring massive changes some fraction of people will now be permanently unemployed. This effect of technological unemployment will be most harshly felt in locations with a combination of high wages and high cost of living since the equilibrium forces push more strongly towards replacing labor with capital expenditure in such places. AI is a crucial change because it greatly expands the types of jobs that can be replaced and progress in technology means that the capital expenditure needed to replace labour with technology has dropped. We should revisit assumptions that people who's jobs are destroyed will be able to move to other jobs easily.


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