One of the issues of using public GitHub is that, well, it’s public. Even with the layers of security, it’s all your information ‘out there’. Somewhere. However, it is a fact of life that we all use GitHub and many large and small companies choose the hosted GitHub option over hosting an in-house, expensive GitHub Enterprise environment. The problem is that developers and operations folks sometimes push things into GitHub without thinking.
Much has been written about standing desks – from the gushingly positive to the crushingly negative. But following some back pain I’d had at the end of 2015, I thought I’d give it a go. After a little more than a month into the experiment, here’s the story so far. When I joined Tes in November of 2015, I had a normal desk chair setup. The chairs here are good – not as good as the Aero numbers that cosset your nether regions at some companies I’ve worked at - but nice enough.
This is a post about decentralised systems. Bear with me. I was reading this about an Internet primer in FHM magazine, dated 1995. The writer is about the same age as I was when the article was published. The tone of the piece is familiar. Back then, the Internet was seen as a minority interest, like drag racing or macramé. I recall having to tone down my enthusiasm for it in polite company.