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Getting your fair share of AWS EC2, VMware, Hyper-V, etc.
One of the problems with virtualised infrastructure -- especially cloud servers -- is that your programs don't always get the CPU time that they need. The CPU time for your application is shared between CPU time given to other virtual machines on the same host...



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Two happy stories about the Australian legal system
Too often we whinge and whine about problems in the legal system. Let me share two stories where the legal system did what it was supposed to. The first is a customer of mine wasn’t paying for work that obviously had been done -- a joint marketing program o...

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Chatbots that get smarter at #AtlassianSummit
I’m in Barcelona at the moment, at AtlasCamp giving a talk about helpdesk chatbots that get smarter. It’s easy to write a dumb chatbot. It’s much harder to write a smart one that responds sensibly to everything you ask it. Some famous examples: if a human m...

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Going off-line for Lent, some nostalgia and a request for software development teams
I gave up always-on connectivity for Lent. Well, truth be told, that wasn't quite what happened. On my most recent trip out-of-town I was worried about theft and damage more than I normally am. Given that a "normal" business trip for me often involves third...

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Short silly sci-fi story about drones, lockers and the future of prank freighting.
Google Docs version:  http:// x.ifost.org.au/wardrobe Medium.com version: https://medium.com/@greg_baker/my-life-with-a-cupboard-in-an-age-of-drones-374852a27898#.3eb8zonei  

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Farewell to cold winters, and hello endless summer in Sydney
I was preparing some materials for this intro to python workshop  and wanted to have some interesting data. We're having a heatwave in Sydney at the moment, where the temperatures at night are still stifflingly hot and sleeping is difficult. Sydney "feels l...

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Artificial Intelligence (#AI) development in Sydney around #Atlassian and #JIRA
Well, it's boastful to say it, but we just received a nice little certificate from Craig Laundy (assistant federal minister for innovation) and Victor Dominello (NSW state minister for innovation). It says "Best Industry Application of AI/Cognitive" for the...

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DataProtector technical workshop in New Zealand
Email brandon.voight@hpe.com if you are interested. It's on next week. Date : Wednesday, 5 October 2016 Time : 8.30am to 1.00pm Location :  Hewlett Packard Enterprise Office Level 4, 22 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1011 Brandon and Paul Carapetis will b...

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Really proud of my students -- machine learning on corporate websites
Amanda wanted to know what factors influence certain web sites that people visit. But her exploratory analysis found out the secrets of big software companies. She used a sitemap crawler to look at the documentation of the usual names: Microsoft, Symantec, ...
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