Brass in pocket

“Pocket” a tool for managing the connected, borderless, online world where time is the only constraint, time to consume, to feed on the enormous wealth of information only a thought away.

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Diving into Microsoft’s Azure Data Lake | CIO

If you’re ready to start working with petabytes and exabytes of data — or just with a wide mix of data types on which you want to run multiple levels of analysis — Azure Data Lake promises a bridge to the data science world, using tools that will be familiar to enterprise developers and analysts.

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Performance

There’s never enough. Performance. Speed. Optimisation. I recently became reacquainted with the dark and mysterious arts of hosted website optimisation eeking out as much additional performance as possible from my end. This reminds me of the days when I optimised DOS systems then NetWare and Windows NT servers squeezing out every last drop of performance I could get. Back then it was advantageous if you knew about cache and memory optimisation, stripe and cluster sizes and it was mandatory to have profiled the application to get any decent increase in performance. We’re more limited these days without reaching into your wallet for content distribution services, dedicated virtual servers and enhanced server configs…

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What’s in a name?

So it turns out, quite a lot. That’s what’s in a name. Our response. Our attitudes. Our history. Our background. Our imperfections. Our desires. Us. We transpose ourselves on to the name, the thing, the semblance of our perceptions. We sign the signifier and in doing so give it a meaning, our meaning, our relationship with that name…

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Germanic

Been doing some work with a German piece of content management software, interesting getting to know the product, its limitations and strengths and also the subtle language differences. This image is their “standard” error message, what they actually want you to do is save any open sections then save this section. The “Ok fine!” was amusing for a while, now less so…

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Errorware

Cute error message today from a site while uploading some source code: programmers love their “alternate” sense of humor 😀

FileZilla retried and kept on trucking.

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An incumbent’s guide to digital disruption

“From the vantage point of 2016, when print media lie shattered by a tsunami of digital disruption, it’s easy to talk about who made the “right” decision and who the “wrong.” Things are far murkier when one is actually in the midst of disruption’s uncertain, oft-hyped early stages…”

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