Bad Machinery Paper

Wed 19 May 2021

Thanks to my accomodating erstwhile colleagues, I'm able to publish the original paper (with minor redactions so it makes sense for an external audience). A version of this paper later became Chapter 29 of the SRE Book.

To add a little bit of extra colour, the document came out of …

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May 11 2021

Tue 11 May 2021

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Let's try every week or so? No excuses about no time :-)

The last week or two have been decompressing, switching off. I found/find myself unable to do most of the technical/outside/etc. stuff that would usually count as "Doing stuff I want", in favour of a sort of …

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May 05 2021

Wed 05 May 2021

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So, last week was my last week at Google. I'm writing this from the weird void of disbelief where I've not quite settled into the 6 or so weeks of time off I have before the new thing (which I'm trying not to talk about, because I do want to …

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May 1 2021

Sat 01 May 2021

One of my excuses for not updating this more often is the fiddly nature of making sure I have a working Pelican install. I mean, the real reason is laziness, but that's a handy excuse.

"Woudn't it be great", my insomnia-brain said to itself, "If I could just check a …

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January 03 2021

Sun 03 January 2021

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I'm now most of the way through the ~month or so I took off work. Around the start of it, I made a few plans, but I also resolved to unapologetically spend much of it just relaxing, and feeling non-guilty about that. It's something I've been working on, and I'm …

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