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ongoing fragmented essay by Tim Bray
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Tech Office Sketches

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 15/02/2019 pm28 21:00:00

Here­with notes from the white-hot cen­ter of the In­ter­net soft­ware pro­fes­sion. Maybe the re­al­i­ty these re­flect pre­vails across oth­er tech­nol­o­gy ter­ri­to­ries, but I wouldn’t know. In no par­tic­u­lar or­der: Read the article
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D&I Soundbites

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 09/02/2019 pm28 21:00:00

I went to a two-day “D&I work­shop for leaders”. Many in biz will know what that stands for: Diver­si­ty and In­clu­sion. The peo­ple fa­cil­i­tat­ing were WMFDP, which stands for “White Men as Full Diver­si­ty Partners”. Hav­ing said that, on­ly one of the two was a white man, and the au­di­ence was more gender-diverse than the high-tech nor­m. Every­one was se­nior, there were lots of VPs in the room. It had a strong ef­fect on me. Read the article
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Jag Diary 9: Google Mapocalypse

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 23/01/2019 pm31 21:00:00

2019 is def­i­nite­ly the year of Lin­ux on… the dash­board. This Jaguar is the first car I’ve owned with a se­ri­ous in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem, and it’s opened my eyes to a few things, one of which might be a re­al Google vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty: se­ri­ous com­pe­ti­tion in the map space. Read the article
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Jag Diary 9: Google Mapocalypse

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 23/01/2019 pm31 21:00:00

2019 is def­i­nite­ly the year of Lin­ux on… the dash­board. This Jaguar is the first car I’ve owned with a se­ri­ous in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem, and it’s opened my eyes to a few things, one of which might be a re­al Google vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty: se­ri­ous com­pe­ti­tion in the map space. Read the article
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Jag Diary 8: Road Trip!

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 22/01/2019 pm31 21:00:00

To­day I drove the new I-Pace 290.3 most­ly high­way kilo­me­ter­s. In the best on­line I-Pace com­mu­ni­ty, the top top­ic, with 1,115 posts as I write, is I-Pace range. Be­cause when you come to elec­tric cars, range anx­i­ety is a thing. Today’s road-trip re­port will cov­er the gen­er­al high­way ex­pe­ri­ence but, since it’s the hot top­ic, will ze­ro in on range. Spoil­er: You can al­most al­ways go 300km with­out try­ing too hard. Read the article
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Jag Diary 7: I-Pace Over 100

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 15/01/2019 pm31 21:00:00

That’s over a hun­dred kilo­me­ters of course, which it took three days to achieve. Read the article
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Jag Diary 6: I-Pace Day Two

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 14/01/2019 pm31 21:00:00

No high­ways were harmed in the prepar­ing of this blog frag­men­t; our new I-Pace is for the mo­ment an ur­ban run­about. In town, it doesn’t get you any­where faster than a Hon­da Fit or 20-year old Ford Fo­cus would. But those burn fos­sil fu­els and we should all try to stop do­ing that. Read the article
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Jag Diary 6: I-Pace Day Two

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 14/01/2019 pm31 21:00:00

No high­ways were harmed in the prepar­ing of this blog frag­men­t; our new I-Pace is for the mo­ment an ur­ban run­about. In town, it doesn’t get you any­where faster than a Hon­da Fit or 20-year old Ford Fo­cus would. But those burn fos­sil fu­els and we should all try to stop do­ing that. Read the article
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Jag Diary 5: The Green Light

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 13/01/2019 pm31 21:00:00

I picked up the new fam­i­ly wheel­s, a 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, on Jan­uary 12th. Cur­rent plans are for this blog frag­ment to get up­dates for the next cou­ple of week­s, through a planned road trip, per the “diary” part of the se­ries ti­tle. Read the article
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Oil Fail

Tbray Ongoing By Tim Bray on 06/01/2019 pm31 21:00:00

To­day I learned things that I think ev­ery en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist and in­vest­ment man­ag­er should know: A co­her­ent ar­gu­ment that we are more or less at Peak Oil. Not the Nineties ver­sion, which wor­ried that we might be run­ning out of fos­sil fu­el­s, but rather that glob­al hu­man petroleum de­mand is about at its all-time peak and about to start drift­ing down. Some of the key da­ta points in­volve elec­tric cars, which I care a lot about, and Chi­na, which is al­ways in­ter­est­ing. Read the article

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