Month: September 2018
Cloud 101, for free: Microsoft Learn
Want to learn some Azure? Head on over to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-ca/learn/ and you can pick up some fundamentals, create a cloud-hosted web site, learn about some containers. And its Free (as in beer). Some text, some videos, some simple hands-on lessons. Its for everyone. Hop on the cloud train.
Cloudflare DNS and purge item
So when you are developing things that use ‘ingress’ on the cloud, you often end up cycling through new IP addresses to the same domain name. Sometimes I put the name in /etc/hosts, then I can edit it. Sometimes I put it in domains.google.com, and use a low TTL. But I’ve found since switching to […]
Sarcasm as an education tool: how to
Socrates invented this method of teaching. The Socratic method (also known as maieutics? no way wikipedia, not buying it). In it, the teacher asks questions. You might more commonly know it as Jeopardy! and subsitute Alex Trebeck for Socrates. (Side note: he is probably the most famous person from Sudbury, and, set your calendar, he is going […]
How a computer predicted an election, and was ignored
The 1952 US election. The pundits expected Adlai Stevenson to walk away with it. History remembers this election better as the one that brought in Eisenhower, the inter-state highway system, painting, and balanced the budget 3 times (by not cutting taxes and not increasing defense spending…. hmmm…). As a trial of new technology, CBS […]
When an electric bike isn’t. Some sort of re-settable fuse?
So it was a nice (but cool) day today. After biking last nights high wind, I had put the bike on the charger. So it was all fresh and full and ready to go, and I decided to head out. After about 30km, I turn around to head back. I’m going along about 18km/hr in […]