* Posts by peeberry

7 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Mar 2015

Germany is helping the UK develop its COVID-19 contact-tracing app, says ambassador


Germany's contact tracing app is freely available on a public Github repo already:


Not sure what more help would be required?

cmd.exe is dead, long live PowerShell: Microsoft leads aged command-line interpreter out into 'maintenance mode'



Looks like Windows subsystem for Linux arrived just in time so I can go straight to bash.

Taxi for Uber: Ride-hailing app giant stripped of licence to operate in London


The safety excuse is bunk

BBC more or less investigated this two years ago, Uber drivers were responsible for 1/3 of trips in London yet only 1/5 of sexual assaults.

Uber report start about 1.5 minutes in:


Hipster horror! Slack has gone TITSUP: Total inability to support user procrastination


And I can't even post this on Slack!


Bloody robots! 860k public sector jobs to be automated by 2030, say researchers


Nothing new here

The computerisation(automation) of accounting/production planning etc has removed huge numbers of staff from those functions, I saw a factor of ten reduction in head count in many cases when that happened.

The scope of automation has naturally moved on to other areas.

How to build a server room: Back to basics


Why would you bother?


Convenience trumps 'open' in clouds and data centers


It's not just about speed and agility, by implementing a private cloud one of the key benefits of IaaS is lost namely the management of the physical hardware which is very labour intensive.