Journal 2.0

I’m a Software person, I spend 80+% of my waking hours in front of some kind of computing device. I love it. Building software products is fun and creative - virtually anything you imagine is possible, sometimes things that seem impossible are just difficult.

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Autonomy without chaos?

On 24th Apr, my birthday! I was lucky to be invited to visit Armenia [thx @raffi] to share my perspective on organising eng teams. The video of my talk is now available on YouTube.

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The Northbelt

Recently I read this old WIRED article linked on a dicussion forum. It kindof blew my mind. For a while in 2004, a man in Germany wore a belt which continuously gave tactile feedback indicating which direction was north, and he developed a sixth sense of direction.

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fitbit for bonsai trees

Things have been kindof busy lately but I’ve been on-again / off-again working on a little project to wirelessly track the temperature, light level and soil moisture of my bonsai tree, so I can track its progress and know when to water (and more importantly, when not to).

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Wixel

I’m working on a project (more soon!) which needs to sample a few sensors and send data wirelessly at low power. After testing out an Arduino Uno + Bluetooth shield (too flaky, too bulky) and deciding that all the BLE solutions out there are not quite ready yet (though some look promising), I discovered the Pololu Wixel.

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