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UP IN THE CLOUDS

This summer I made use of some of my commuting time by studying network infrastructure via Enki a popular CS app – I highly recommend it. Also I’ve had a little experience setting up small apps on both Amazon’s AWS and Googles Cloud Platform – the AWS UX for a newbie left a lot to […]

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C++

Although I’m learning python at uni, I found this podcast very enlightening in terms of progressing my understanding of the history and bigger picture of the field. The creator of a fundamentaly vital language in software speaks very clearly and calmly – good educational stuff! ” Bjarne Stroustrup is the creator of C++, a programming […]

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CODE IS POWER

@naval Code is power. It is the new literacy. The personal computer is the most powerful tool ever invented by mankind since maybe the fire or the stone axe. And I would put it above the steam engine. I would put it above flight. I would put it above cars. I would put it above […]

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Future

THE HYPE CYCLE:

Emerging Technology: Thoughts based on: Svetlana Sicular and Kenneth Brant (2018): Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence 2018, Gartner. PRESSURE TO ADOPT NEW TECHNOLOGY Sometimes we come under great pressure to adopt new technology or processes whether at home or at work. This brief analysis will deal simply with a typical work culture. Why would people […]

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Privacy Security

Amazon Alexa

IoT is a huge topic and one that is hugely relevant for all computing students I feel. There is a tremendous number of data points generated and a scary level of security in general – so very many loopholes! ECHO UTILITY “The Gartner Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies“ was covered in detail yesterday so I […]

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studio

A quick reflective update on our ambitious project for 1st year: RESEARCH The process of research can on one hand feel like a magical, addictive mode of discovery as you encounter fantastic new information. On the other hand it can be equally frustrating as you cant find evidence of a theory you have developed or […]

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career dev

pro v amateur

I’m struggling to find the author of the quote but I remember reading that a professional is a ‘gun for hire’, a mercenary if you like – a tool to get a job done. Whilst an amateur will do something for the true passion of it as they have no ulterior motive. I like the […]

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career dev

THE PROFESSIONALS VIEWPOINT

I thought I would give a little feedback on each point referenced in an article (link here) of a tutorial at uni. In a sense what does it mean to me. “Have fun and ask questions“ Look at your job creatively, search out opportunity and explore your passions. “Accept the knowledge gap and be ready […]

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Privacy Security

Snowden & Metadata + “”””””

Here are some random key quotes from Snowden’s new book that are of particular interest. On metadata : metadata is data about data ….. …communication(s) is rarely as revealing as its other elements—the unwritten, unspoken information that can expose the broader context and patterns of behaviour. He means to say the real evil of the […]

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Crypto

blockchain & the future

This is the first of what I’m sure will be many posts on a technology that will come to define our digital lives in the coming decades. “The internet was originally supposed to be a democratizing force. It was supposed to to be, ‘Oh, everything’s going to be equal and even. We’re all going to […]