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Colin Charles Agenda



"Imagine. Create. Execute." Rough notes on technology, media, travel, business, work, and my other interests.



Last Build Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:38:15 +0000

 



The mytaxi experience

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:38:15 +0000

I believe in competition, and when in London, Dublin and Spain, I don’t only rely on the Uber app, but also the Hailo app. A while back I migrated to mytaxi because Hailo got consumed by them. mytaxi may be Europe’s largest taxi app, but it sure is weird compared to Uber or Grab. Setting […]



The Touch Bar can wow you over!

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 17:22:12 +0000

In the tech space, sometimes people can be notorious for bemoaning new technology. Case in point? The Touch Bar on the new retina MacBook Pro’s. I’ve been using a 15″ retina MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for about six months now. I am a vim user when I SSH to servers so I do use […]



Speaking in June 2017

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 08:46:14 +0000

I will be at several events in June 2017: db tech showcase 2017 – 16-17 June 2017 – Tokyo, Japan. I’m giving a talk about best practices around MySQL High Availability. O’Reilly Velocity 2017 – 19-22 June 2017 – San Jose, California, USA. I’m giving a tutorial about best practices around MySQL High Availability. Use […]



Uber Data Extractor

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:04:59 +0000

This is pretty cool: Uber Trip History Bookmarklet. It allows you to get your complete Uber trip history, download it as a CSV file, and then run the Uber Data Visualiser. You get to learn quite a bit about your trips. I’ve attached a snapshot of mine, there’s more data and you should run it […]



Community Leadership Summit 2017 – Keynote notes #cls17 #oscon

Sun, 07 May 2017 19:11:56 +0000

Here are my rough notes from Community Leadership Summit 2017 keynotes. From what I could see there was video being recorded, so I expect that these will be published soon. I made notes, some people have already shared slides (and I’ve linked to them). 5 Keys to a Successful Contributor Program – Sherrie Rohde – […]



Should I get the BlackBerry KeyOne?

Sun, 07 May 2017 15:32:17 +0000

I’ve been thinking that my next Android device to replace the Nexus 6 would likely be the BlackBerry KeyOne. It is apparently already selling in Selfridges, and the reviews are starting to pour in. Verdict? Good keyboard and battery life. The good battery life should be good for the fact that I like to tether […]



Speaking in May 2017

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:28:32 +0000

It was a big April if you’re in the MySQL ecosystem, so am looking forward to other events that have different focus and a different base, so to speak. See you at: rootconf – May 11-12 2017 – Bangalore, India. My first Rootconf was last year, and it was a great event; I look forward […]



Speaking in April 2017

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 13:55:56 +0000

Its been a while since I’ve blogged (will have to catch up soon), but here’s a few appearances: How we use MySQL today – April 10 2017 – New York MySQL meetup. I am almost certain this will be very interesting with the diversity of speakers and topics. Percona Live 2017 – April 24-27 2017 […]



Upgrade notes on macOS Sierra

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:08:04 +0000

I’m notorious for not updating OS X (macOS) too quickly, preferring to wait months on end for Apple to iron out bugs. I just hope that in 2017 they don’t make a major release and something sensible, i.e. that fixes usability and makes the OS much more stable. However when you buy a new Mac, […]



Compression algorithms, archival

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:46 +0000

My strategy for photos is to place them in my Dropbox folder, and sync them to one box in particular but they also live on the Dropbox cloud (it also used to be that they end up on Flickr as they sometimes still do; Google Photos does backup in regular resolution stuff from my iPhone). […]