Discussing university with Rae went something like: “I’d like to go to film school”, “That’s a tough business to get into, but if you ever get invited to an award ceremony, we get to come, OK?”. Many years later, as you can see in the photo, we got to be…

My Elise at a track day — Laguna Seca

There’s an interesting video interview on CNBC with Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, the original founders of Tesla, that talks about the early days, and how they decided to base the Tesla Roadster on the Lotus Elise. …

Imported from a Blogger post I wrote in 2008. Code shared on GitHub

For some reason I seem to find time to write code in R when I’m on an airplane. The last two trips I made resulted in significant enhancements and debugging of the code for my headroom plot…

Photo taken by Adrian — Orange mid-day sky at San Gregorio Beach — smoky from wildfires

I’ve recently become involved with the new Linux Foundation Open Source Climate Finance organization (OS-Climate). I’m helping manage AWS contributions to the project, as we build an open source data lake and analysis service that can be used to model climate related asset risks for investors. This includes physical asset…

A cost-optimizer at work. Photo of Corey Quinn taken at Kubecon by Adrian

One of the impacts of COVID-19 has been a large rapid unplanned change in business activity for most of the global economy. There are several outcomes, some markets like work from home tools and services, healthcare and grocery retail are extra busy, social media applications are extra busy but their…

‎⁨Castillo San Cristóbal⁩, ⁨San Juan⁩, picture by Adrian

When I joined Netflix in 2007 I was managing a team that built the personalized home page for the DVD shipping web site. The first thing I found was that every user visible change we made went through an A/B test. This was institutionalized across Netflix from the beginning, and…

Memorial at Hawaiian native burial ground, Kapalua, Maui. Picture taken by Adrian

March 17, 2020

A resilient system continues to operate successfully in the presence of failures. There are many possible failure modes, and each exercises a different aspect of resilience. The system needs to maintain a safety margin that is capable of absorbing failure via defense in depth, and failure modes…

We’re excited to let you know that we have an Open Source track at re:Invent this year! Learn about what’s in it:
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/opensource/open-source-at-aws-reinvent-2019/

Some selected sessions:

OPN201 Change is coming to robotics development: The shift to ROS 2
🤖 Alejandra Olvera-Novack — AWS Developer Relations on how…

A resilient system continues to operate successfully in the presence of failures. There are many possible failure modes, and each exercises a different aspect of resilience. …

Photo taken by Adrian at the Park Hyatt NingBo, China

I recently read Annaka Harris’ new book Conscious about the mysteries and nature of consciousness and had an epiphany. What we do to make our computer systems observable is actually closely related to consciousness. The essential quality of conciseness is a model of the system. That model is fed with…

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Work: Amazon Sustainability (ex AWS, Battery Ventures, Netflix, eBay, Sun Microsystems, CCL)

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