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Dad to Jacob and Freya Merete, husband of Liz. Founder of Sixty North by day, open source technologist by night. Living and working in Oslo.

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2014 - We must adopt #microservices to solve all problems with monoliths 2016 - We must adopt #docker to solve all… https://t.co/e6OCCgwj0y
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireIf you want to win at Robot Wars have your robot deploy tea-towels. https://t.co/qXTYPG0WUcI was in the middle of creating this slide (wrt patch hygiene) and had to stop half-way through and ask myself - ar… https://t.co/88ZNmjy9lV
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @mtnygard @samnewman Something like @IncludeOS on bare metal?Public houses. https://t.co/Qz6CUrzzVm
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireA beautiful autumn morning helping out with our son’s school cross-country running event. https://t.co/TAMUd1TeN1
9/24
2018
@simonbrown @austin_bingham Clients here in Oslo to keep happy. @simonbrown I’m not going to make it to Stavanger this week but you should look up @austin_bingham.To talk to the MCU on the board, which is an ATMega1284, I'll need the AVR development tools. My old workshop MacBo… https://t.co/9sCCZDe5JIThe board is drawing 60 mA from the 5 V supply, which seems okay-ish, given the four LEDs. https://t.co/yEylcuHeP7This is literally the “smoke test”. Power it up and see if the magic smoke comes out. No smoke, but it’s unexpecte… https://t.co/QC7FmYYOVZI've covered assembly of the servo motor controller board I designed for the @microbit_edu and @RaspberryPi in the… https://t.co/utu8Cp2laf @DRMacIver @PokeItAndSee See also: Norway.Distant rain over Oslo. https://t.co/gYGGPfMLjWbest rule at a conference panel ever: "you get one breath to ask a question, and it must end with a question mark." #Reboot2018
Retweeted by Robert SmallshirePicard engineering tip: Maintenance of existing systems is just as important as building new capabilities.
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @alexwlchan @DRMacIver Somehow I doubt the Tories will carry through on their promise to eliminate the fifteen-year… https://t.co/dEnbBYzUh8Computer off now. #FFS Get Outside! 5, 3, 4, 2, 1 ... @DRMacIver @austin_bingham Mathematical guilt has induced me to refactor this is a more pure form of unchain() and… https://t.co/R1InLcqvbm @DRMacIver @austin_bingham Right, the symmetry is only preserved for finite series obtained from unchain(). In my a… https://t.co/0Zex1U4B7qI went with @austin_bingham's suggestion of unchain() for its pleasing symmetry with chain(). Curiously, chain() po… https://t.co/ELGV7gP3XeYou don't get to choose whether or not your software exhibits software quality attributes. With some forethought yo… https://t.co/8iHJMxIoopThere are two ~300 mile range #ElectricVehicles now that are much more affordable than #Tesla’s; please pass it on!… https://t.co/6vOjFgG6xy
Retweeted by Robert SmallshirePeriodic reminder that being outside the customs union is shit. Source: Have lived in EU-proper, and EEA. https://t.co/WNuZ2bevslDeveloper: this microservice is only 20 lines long! Security: your microservice has 15 dependencies which have dep… https://t.co/kFNJAmCpYb
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireDesign doesn’t have to be big, expensive, or require an architect to work alone. It can be fast, cheap, and involve… https://t.co/bdjwfgzUhxThe project/product failures I have seen, and have contributed to (before I understood), were because software qual… https://t.co/NSZGR6ZWQ5 @simonbrown What was that about architectural significance being measured by cost of change?I love these stories: theives steal 18 grand in GPS trackers, caught almost immediately. https://t.co/rgbtIcOhGf
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireEver wondered why the python uuid library is so slow? At run time it effectively does a gnu autoconf with cc/gcc/c… https://t.co/1I5cVLL7RI
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9/23
2018
@keithb_b If you put Hendricks gin in it, it’s not so bad. @AnnieTheObscure @pati_gallardo Well, there’s the thread of 50 tweets to get you started. Next time I design a boar… https://t.co/8GadBdbCCf @russel_winder @microbit_edu @micropython @raspberrypi The holes along the side of the board are machined to match… https://t.co/lp1kRX78VQ @russel_winder @microbit_edu @micropython An alternative "motherboard" adapts these same board to the @RaspberryPi,… https://t.co/3AuQSJWLsS @russel_winder @microbit_edu @micropython The AVR should have enough spare capacity able to do some simple real-tim… https://t.co/1rji121HTY @russel_winder These are stackable controller board for Lego Mindstorms servo motors. They will sit atop another "m… https://t.co/n0u0xF4UPgPower connector, ICSP (In-Circuit Serial Programming) connector, control signals connector, and for now, a single L… https://t.co/ZR01ApZ9GyAnd solder... https://t.co/IDrYrMgDyZA flux pen makes this so much easier. https://t.co/ucjQH623uHNow for the through-hole components, all connectors. I won’t be placing them all yet. Just enough to program and te… https://t.co/BBDIsdvoyq @russel_winder So I gather, though I already have much of the code I need in C++.My first four-layer board. Wow! https://t.co/W96KM43McZ
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @russel_winder Sometimes, they're all you need. Also, these AVRs are electrically very robust and run at 5 V, which… https://t.co/hU7LFMzidxMy first four-layer board. Wow! https://t.co/W96KM43McZAnd we’re done. Very happy with the result. My aluminium spoiler stopped the small components blowing away. https://t.co/Aluh3EpafJNow rapidly cooling. This is the bit where you need to be in a well-ventilated environment. https://t.co/196m6utSOAPeak temperature of 220°C. This is when the magic happens. https://t.co/Dtbq9erVdhGetting toasty in there. https://t.co/BQFdV2cVhwRamping up again now. 188°C and climbing. https://t.co/VssrjAZYibSoak at 130°C for a while. https://t.co/HL5UNkAuVyTemperature ramping up. https://t.co/zgiSi3ibRzCycle start! https://t.co/rpK06dhskDThe board is in the reflow oven, secured with Kapton tape, the same gold-coloured polymer used for spacecraft therm… https://t.co/yV78rMfgeO🇹🇩 The map of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867-1918) overlapping the results of the 2014 presidential elections in… https://t.co/JpXiTVbgPV
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @chrisfcarroll PaddedCell?"Enlist" is a word. Hmm.What's a good name for this function, which transforms an finite list into an infinite series where each item is a… https://t.co/Sl9dwT57uD @DRMacIver LOLNow all surface-mount components have been placed, I plan to reflow solder the board later today. https://t.co/IHfm4cON3PThe 100 pF capacitors have arrived, and I’m back in the country, so assembly continues today. https://t.co/CPAj75fkxXMore and more people are talking about - and trying - a four day week. It’s an idea whose time has come https://t.co/HYRz85m6A9
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @DRMacIver That looks very interesting!The iPhone XS is faster than an iMac Pro on the Speedometer 2.0 JavaScript benchmark. It's the fastest device I've… https://t.co/eqWqUjdi7g
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9/22
2018
@john_chandler Or just before I move my pensions out of the country.When are we going to have The *Second* International Conference on Software Archaeology? I've just been telling my… https://t.co/AzyehjrH33
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @robsmallshire Oslovers? Oslosers? It depends on context, really
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @simonbrown Are Dutch software projects more successful? @simonbrown I’ve seen the same. But why? @TartanLlama Perhaps they’re foolish, and you shouldn’t aspire to be like them. Retire risks early!Is there a demonym for the people of Oslo? @clacke @opcampbell As I understand it, two buckets, one for experienced speakers, one for first-timers. Roughly ha… https://t.co/qCSMmMIPQf
9/21
2018
I've decided to sell my EMF camp badge rather than leave it in a box for the next two years gathering dust.… https://t.co/FZuFrS7cKB
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @rebeccawb @mathiasverraes @Grady_Booch @simonbrown @gersonZaragocin I was recently introduced (by @johnbywater) to… https://t.co/etvwVs7CwUExcuse me, I have been a government software contractor and I assure you this is not the largest man-made waterfall https://t.co/7pw6IYnVsz
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireI hadn't heard of the Abilene Paradox before a literature review for a paper I'm working on For a good overview of… https://t.co/HVjowZW5Ld
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @keithb_b @marick @Hillelogram Python attitudes have moved on too. There was a talk at #PyConUK this week by… https://t.co/NSgQbxBExkResurrected our @emfcamp badge with a replacement screen for £5 off eBay. https://t.co/Pbzla4pgOhToday’s workshop: Ditched the round-the-room intros (mindful of @SalFreudenberg’s @FFSTechConf contribution). Start… https://t.co/bKFPO4bNH7Something I've been thinking about from @FFSTechConf yesterday was the point that you are not the experts in your p… https://t.co/i21V5KuOoO
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @DRMacIver Are you trapped in Cardiff? @PeterSommerlad Exacerbated by the fact that there is such high turnover in developers compared to codebase lifetim… https://t.co/t3vGJIHh1k @PeterSommerlad It's because of a tragedy of the commons. There are short term gains for the individual programmer… https://t.co/XBX4wyO2EI
9/20
2018
@jezhiggins @FFSTechConf Likewise!It’s midnight (CEST) and I’m almost back home after a stimulating but exhausting week at #PyConUK and @FFSTechConf.… https://t.co/DeksprlBByCurve-Fitting https://t.co/X76aDTJXI9 https://t.co/o2eEe11tXR https://t.co/kkdc2Mk9gr
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireSat next to some random guy at LHR working on a Jupyter notebook. "Are you on your way from #PyConUK?" I ask. "Nev… https://t.co/ko4QlGXJL0 @nicolas09F9 @ann_arcana @bodil I have no need for their service. I politely offered them a license on commercial terms instead. @ann_arcana @bodil I’ve had Github issues submitted by an $85 billion corporation asking us to remove the AGPL from… https://t.co/8DMLQZRBj3 @slipset @FFSTechConf Sorry, no. BA at 19:35. But I’d like to meet up in Oslo to discuss many topics further.#PyConUK is over. Thank you very much to @robsmallshire for the amazing two days #DDD workshop, to Jon Fernandes fo… https://t.co/B5GMkIdVMu
Retweeted by Robert SmallshireSorry to have to leave @FFSTechConf early to get back to Oslo in time for work tomorrow. A remarkable day with thou… https://t.co/4S2mtbxowg @SalFreudenberg @nicolasedgwick @FFSTechConf Resonance on two levels: Being able to identify with the wired facilit… https://t.co/Hfi5995rZl @SalFreudenberg @nicolasedgwick @FFSTechConf I found your session moving.This will be my last tweet until after @FFSTechConf, as a type of Chatham House Rule is in place. Hoping for a seve… https://t.co/MvMjtIe3yo
9/19
2018
Not much has changed with newsapaper readers in 35 years. “Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run… https://t.co/9LeJf1yZH4
Retweeted by Robert Smallshire @AnnieTheObscure We’ve made it work for a year or so while starting a new business, but it required that my wife ha… https://t.co/XJBNs1QdNt @andylongshaw @rchatley Isn’t the actual Chatham House rule than you can tweet stuff, but not attribute? I’ve foll… https://t.co/FZSfgHTUM8 @bradd_libby I just ordered olives for desert, so I’ll admit this is an odd dinner. @bradd_libby Believe me, it’s easier than trying to read it at a dinner party. @PokeItAndSee Not your’s.
9/18
2018

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