MySQL w/ JSON Support

Man… MySQL with JSON Support is fucking tight! Pull out the keys and save the rest as JSON. It’s that simple.


First Principles

First to give you some context, I only became aware of the phrase “First Principles” recently. I don’t quite know everything there is about it, but I have started to look at this from a software development perspective in the work I create and I can tell you how I am applying what I know […]


Did Dyson strike a deal with Tesla not to make EVs?

This article is pure speculation. If I were Dyson, and I were looking at the big business picture, I would recognise my dependency on Li-ion batteries. The cost of my batteries heavily impacts the cost of my vacuum devices to my customers and my margins as well. Having somebody working towards getting the costs of […]


Shopify’s Leaky Bucket Algorithm Blows

The leaky bucket, for those of you who don’t know, is the metaphor as to the rate at which a bucket that is leaking can fill up/remain full. For example, 40 litres go in the bucket. Then the bucket leaks at the rate of 2 litres per some unit of time. This example pertains to […]