1. Today I learned the real reason why there's reeding on the sides of coins - 2020 July 27

    Today I learned why coins have reeding on the sides and the reasons are not what I had originally thought.


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  2. What is this thing called science - 2020 July 26

    I've been talking to a lot of people about scientific concepts and how they relate to the world we live in and the work we do. Over the last year or so of working with various companies it has become increasingly apparent that a lot of people don't share a common understanding of what science is and what the scientific method is, so writing about this seemed like a necessary building block needed before publishing those other articles.


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  3. The Chatham House Rule - 2020 July 23

    What the Chatham House Rule is and why it can be good for facilitating some sorts of discussions.


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  4. The great RPA rebranding - 2020 July 21

    Computers and the IT industry have literally been built directly on top of automation. As such, Robotic Process Automation (often referred to by the acronym RPA) is perhaps one of the most interesting rebranding stories that the IT industry has ever seen.


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  5. Automation has a narrow window of recognition - 2020 July 20

    Automation has a narrow window in which it is recognized. Too far back and things are taken for granted and too cutting edge means things are not proven or not known about at all. This leaves only a small window in time where people immediately recognize successful automation projects.


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  6. History of the automation industry - 2020 July 19

    Computers and the IT industry have literally been built directly on top of automation. So why did it take so long for automation and more recent branding of the industry Robotic Process Automation (often referred to by the acronym RPA) to go mainstream?


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  7. Today I learned about poaceae - 2020 July 14

    Today I learned about the poaceae, which is perhaps better known as the family of plant species of grasses. Turns out there's a lot more species of grasses than I realized, including some plants that you might not think would be in that category.


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  8. I'm freezing new long form articles for a while - 2020 July 12

    I'm putting a freeze on new long form content in an effort to clear out a growing backlog of drafts of long form content.


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  9. Cache invalidation and UX - 2020 July 11

    The use of caches in systems presents some challenges for a good user experience, I ran into a great example of these frustrations the other day.


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  10. Creating a topo map - day 10 - 2020 July 09

    Creating a topographic map - day 10. Finding some more beginner friendly routes and some historic photos of the nearby area from the era when this wall was built.


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