We’ve lost the ‘Watch, also known as BorisWatch, also known as Tom Barry. That would be the guy who brought you the link between neo-conservatism and the war on bendy buses, who counted the number of the Dangleway and found that basically no-one ever used it, who measured the heat in the Borisbuses (as well…Read More Wait ‘Til I Tell Boriswatch
The beta version of Companies House’s website looks like a godsend for Webcheck addicts. Here’s their file on Matthew “BadSpellers Alliance” Elliott, who has apparently been in favour of social mobility, arguably against it, in favour of British membership of the European Union, against it, opposed to identity cards but only after they were already…Read More The new Companies House website is unstoppable!
Here’s the crash report Amazon Web Services issued after the massive outage to their US-EAST region, the first and biggest of the regions, back in 2012. Here’s the one Heroku issued about their outage, caused by the Amazon outage. On Saturday night, Barclays Bank had a major outage which took out online authorisation for credit…Read More Barclays should publish its internal report on the outage this weekend
Andrew Gordon’s The Rules of the Game: Jutland and British Naval Command is pretty special. In essence, this is a deep history of a mentalité, a way of thinking and seeing, and it’s a history that spirals outwards from a very specific time and place and a very specific artefact. The time, the place: Windy…Read More The place, the time, the artefact, the culture