The speed test illusion

I love running speed tests (especially since getting my NBN connection!). It’s not the fastest but nice to know you’re getting what you expect. Also, when visiting other countries, it’s fun to compare to Australian speeds – for whatever reason.

However, it’s important to remember these speeds are not a … read more...

Beer is not ethanol

Recently I was shown this curious subhierarchy in SNOMED CTBeer IS A Ethanol?

My first response was that these things are mixtures. And as such should have a contains or has ingredient type of relationship. Beer contains ethanol.

Which then raises the idea that these things are … read more...

Version control gone wrong

An regular frustration for me is the misuse of (or more likely just lack of awareness of how to use) version control systems for document management.

If you’re working on documents, and have access to a version control system – don’t suffix the file names. At all. With anything.

That …