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IT Sections

The IT section covers the whole process of Application Development, among other topics.

The Glossary is an organised entry point to notes on industry technologies, protocols and products, and business terms one hears.


To take your time going over a presentation I have given, view it again on the Presentations page.


Or simply read the Blogs during my Pomodoro breaks between trying to find solutions to problems under lack of time, budget and your average IT duress.


Errata Blog

A blog about the current moment…

Link to more entries: Errata, Life, Humour, etc.


“It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.”

2019/02/12 13:20 · skysigal

While looking at a forum on home building I saw someone answer another's query as to the meaning of the term kPa.

An answer given was Kilo Pastels, a measure of new-age stress. Possible due to dealing with mortgage payments…

2019/02/11 17:29 · skysigal
Pain at the office

“By flooding the consciousness with gnawing unpleasantness, pain provides a temporary relief from the burdens of self-awareness,”

Src: https://www.outsideonline.com/2229791/why-are-most-endurance-athletes-rich

2019/01/31 21:39 · skysigal
Athfield non-architecture

Unfortunately, everywhere I am in Wellington where I truly despair at the awfulness of the building - certainly not architecture - I am trying to divert my eyes from, I find out it was created by Ian Athfield. Architecture should be about defining space around it and within it. Not be about itself. It's just Trumpism.

As a contrast, Andrew Patterson's spaces create loci without sucking up and sacrificing everything else around it.

2019/01/19 14:16 · skysigal

As I remember it:

“Barnett “The Audit of War: describing the process of Britain’s slow decline in uncompromising – even brutal – terms:

“As that descent took its course the illusions and the dreams of 1945 would fade one by one – the imperial and Commonwealth role, the world-power role, British industrial genius, and, at the last, New Jerusalem [Labour’s longed-for socialist utopia] itself, a dream turned into a dank reality of a segregated, sub-literate, unskilled, unhealthy and institutionalised proletariat hanging on the nipple of state maternalism.”

Src: Chris Trotter

2019/01/17 14:27 · skysigal

Dry .NET Blog

A blog about the latest code fragment that titillate me…

Link to more entries: NET Entries

High Friction = Poor Documentation

High Friction development environments (JSON/ARM/PowerShell/VSTS) makes everything harder than needed. Difficulty leads to exhaustion rather than exhaltation. Exhaustion leads to poor or no post-completion documentation. Poor documentation + difficult environments = poor maintenance. Poor maintenance = terminal state.

2018/04/29 12:39 · skysigal