1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Creating a topo map - day 9 - 2020 July 06

    Creating a topographic map - day 9. Found a few more routes and a comment on why I've names things the way I have.


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  7. Creating a topo map - day 8 - 2020 July 04

    Creating a topographic map - day 8. Some history about why this structure was built.


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  8. Trading card games and competitive play - 2020 July 04

    Due to the covid lockdowns I've found I've played a lot more board games lately. During this time I've also been thinking about economics a lot more than I did before. This has led me to think about the economics of games especially when more serious competition is involved.


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  9. Creating a topo map - day 7 - 2020 July 02

    Creating a topographic map - day 7. I learned a lot about the image stitching process today from some frustrating first hand experiences.


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  10. Creating a topo map - day 6 - 2020 July 01

    Creating a topographic map - day 6. Climbed some new routes and sent some projects, now that some other people have climbed my project routes I feel a lot more pressure to document these routes properly and put them on some climbing sites.


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