Author Archives: DocDock

Taking people out of the loop using AI or hand calculators

When my children were young it was easy to be the big brain – “Papa knows everything”. He can drive, make food, or buy ice cream. It was a bit of a shock once the kids are no longer in … Continue reading

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New technology, new problems

I can barely remember the television when I was a child. It wasn’t too smart but it had color and the channel dial supported 11 channels. Not really sure why as there was only 4,5,9 and 11, oh and that … Continue reading

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A new definition of hospitality

Not all that long ago I visited Minnesota and the nature of air travel usually means a lot more time spent in airports. I guess the Minneapolis International airport is not bad as airports go. There was an obligatory electronics … Continue reading

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Right to repair vs ability to repair or perhaps just anti-consumer

It is actually quite odd that despite my first computer being an Apple computer I refuse to purchase any of their devices. This is actually is more due to Apple’s stance on creating a walled garden that makes it difficult … Continue reading

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Buying a company like a 5 year old

Initially it sounded like it was a story from the Onion. Really rich guy wants to purchase software company for 44 billion USD, no real investigation whether the company was worth even half of that but the offer was made … Continue reading

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A cable is a cable is a cable

For a lot of users which network cable you hook up to your router is not terribly important. Of course a quality cable ensures uniunshieldednterrupted flow of data at the maximum speed allowed by your equipment. Most if not all … Continue reading

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War in Ukraine, Gas from Russia and shoes from China

A few years ago it was pointed out that Germany was reliant on Russian natural gas for 60-70% of their energy imports. This is not quite correct. Indeed Russia does supply a large amount of natural gas but natural gas … Continue reading

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Do not reuse too much – a computer upgrade story

My computer has been hanging on but just barely. Recently it has taken multiple restarts and the occasional CMOS reset to get it to boot. When it was new, the hardware was pretty good. Asrock 990FX Extreme4AMD FX-8350 Black Edition32GB … Continue reading

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Terraform tutorial part 3

Infrastructure is not only virtual machines or load balancers but also the virtual private cloud that allows everything to communicate with each other. What is also quite convenient is that it can be defined in Terraform and AWS with only … Continue reading

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Terraform tutorial part 2

When running the terraform init command it will store the current state locally in files. This is pretty convenient but if that file is stored on your workstation that makes it impossible to share the build process between multiple developers. … Continue reading

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