Antifragile book notes Part 2

This is the final part to my notes and reflections on the book, Antifragile, by Nassim Taleb. Part one covered such things as skin in the game, the principle-agent problem, fragility of optimisation and convexity effects, and the power of options over deterministic thinking.

Antifragile book notes Part 1

I think my work colleagues and friends are now bored of me raving about the book Antifragile by Nassim Taleb. My reading style is to read very slowly, mulling over each sentence again and again.

Extract features from CAD files Part 3: The future

In this third part of the series of posts on extracting objects from a CAD document, I’ll discuss how you might develop this CAD extraction tool further and the problems you might be able to solve.

Extract features from CAD documents Part 2: Using ezdxf

In this second part of the series of posts on extracting objects from a CAD document, I’ll go through the process of using the ezdxf package to implement the extraction strategy discussed in part one.

Extract features from CAD documents Part 1: A primer

This is the first part of a series of posts describing my experience of extracting objects from a CAD document. Motivation Recently at work a project came up that involved the optimisation of building occupancy during the refit of a 16 floor central London office block.

New project: from private to public

Earlier in the year I wrote about using systemd in the context of setting up a service for temperature logging and visualisation on a Raspberry Pi. Whilst the project has been stable for a long time, I’m now releasing it publically.

Heave Ho! The cadence of Git

I’ve been working with git for quite a while now. I’ve been happily working with git for almost as long. After some in-person training and referring to Happy Git for R, things finally clicked when I found a rhythm to all these strange commands.

Making the complex uncomplicated

This post is a draft of an article I wrote on the website… Utilities companies such as water, electricity and gas networks operate in complex environments. In my time with Arcadis Gen I’ve seen diverse reactions from clients in the face of such complexity: