A Few Tips for Surviving Coronavirus Lockdown

"Quarantine", "Social Distancing", "Sheltering in Place" and states of emergency are rapidly becoming part of daily experience. I'm currently in Spain is one of the countries which is a little "ahead of the curve" in terms of virus spread and emergency measures restricting movement. The state of emergency in Spain started last weekend and restricts … Continue reading A Few Tips for Surviving Coronavirus Lockdown

Do. Or don’t do. There is no try. Or is there?

As much as you can love quotes from fictional Jedi masters Yoda's famous quote is beloved in the startup world and something I've always taken to heart: "Do. Or don't Do. There is no Try" Master Yoda the The Empire Strikes Back. It speaks to the idea of being decisive and relentless: if you start … Continue reading Do. Or don’t do. There is no try. Or is there?

Go master quits because AI ‘cannot be defeated’

This is the BBC headline for the news that Lee Se-dol, the Go grandmaster who was the last person to defeat Google's Alpha Go is retiring from the professional Go Game. It's genuinely sad to see. On the one hand, it is very understandable that someone at the height of their craft finds it a … Continue reading Go master quits because AI ‘cannot be defeated’

The End of the Beginning of (Your) APIs

I don’t typically I’ve too many API talks anymore since my current role keeps me busy on a range of other topics and technologies. It’s still a subject close to my heart though, so after the organizers of APIDays Barcelona managed to twist my arm to speak it was nice to talk about APIs again! … Continue reading The End of the Beginning of (Your) APIs

Unintended Consequences and Sparkling Water

A few months ago SFO's plastic water bottle ban went into force. Until this week, with two layovers at SFO, I didn't think about it too much. Moving from single-use bottles to refillable bottles is obviously a good thing but for me, it had an ironic outcome. I generally try to drink water instead of … Continue reading Unintended Consequences and Sparkling Water