Computer science while washing the dishes 1: The Queue

Calvin and Hobbes said that there’s treasure everywhere.  For a sad geek like me, there’s also computer science everywhere.  Doing the washing up the old school way involves a metaphor for the computer science concept of queue, if you think of people collaborating around the draining board.  Quite a lot of this is a statement … Continue reading Computer science while washing the dishes 1: The Queue

An introduction to building a CI/CD pipeline with Jenkins and Octopus

In this article I will give a high level overview of building a CI / CD pipeline using Jenkins and Octopus.  There are alternative tools, and also other ways to use Jenkins and Octopus – please treat this as just some suggestions.  I won’t try to answer all questions you might have about Jenkins or … Continue reading An introduction to building a CI/CD pipeline with Jenkins and Octopus

What makes speech and language interfaces hard to create? Part 1: Overview

This article is in a series about computers, speech and language: Why are speech or language interfaces useful? What makes speech or language interfaces hard to create?  Part 1: Overview What makes speech or langauge interfaces hard to create?  Part 2: Speech What makes speech or language interfaces hard to create?  Part 3: Language When … Continue reading What makes speech and language interfaces hard to create? Part 1: Overview