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Happy Black Friday!

Happy Black Friday!

Today is the day we get to see which retailers have elastic scaling infrastructure and half decent architects with forward planning and those who do not.
 
CDKeys and ChaosCards have already been hit with downtime post mail shots – don’t email your customer base if you can’t cope with them all clicking the link at the same time.
 
Chaos tried to put a queing system in front but the site still ended up offline mid browse.
Digital Mickey

Digital Mickey

Picked up the October Mickey Mouse memories edition from the Disney store this week.

Wasn’t sure about it when I first saw it but after looking at it for a few minutes and realising it’s the same terminal colour scheme as I use on SecureCRT for my Mac, and it’s full of binary, I absolutely love it.

Pretty sure the binary will say something. Haven’t worked it out it googled it yet.

Love it.

There’s a mug and a pin set too. I haven’t picked those up. Yet.

Well hello there!

Well hello there!

New site, new hosting, new blog, new content.

New hosting that I built myself, I might add, in AWS (woo).  Using my Cloud Engineering skills.

In fact, more to the point, everything that you’re seeing here, this blog, the photoblog, the underlying infrastructure, I built it all from an IPad Pro, tethered to a mobile phone from a caravan on the east coast of England.

Now that is 21st century engineering, yo!

Ordinarily I’d import all of my old blog posts, my moans, my weight loss progress, my general splurge posts.  Not this time.

I haven’t really blogged since 2013.  I used to blog a lot.  I think there were maybe two posts since Sue died and that’s about it.  Bottom line is I’m not the same person I was 5 years ago.  We all evolve and we all change, and it is our ability to cope with that change that defines us.

Pretty sure that mostly I’ll be talking about tech, board games, maybe some ramblings that are a little too long for facebook, but we’ll see.

1st post, here we go.  Woo.