This is intended as the first of a series of articles on the benefits of the Cloud as a self-healing prospect. The series starts at a high conceptual level and gradually focuses in on specifics.

Around about 2016, people started talking about self-healing roads. Attributed to Erik Schlangen, a Dutch…

I just spent a happy year in the AWS free tier, experimenting with new things, building POCs and trying things out. In the process I made a mess. Now I have to clean it up.

The Problem

All happy messes are alike, but every unhappy mess is unhappy in its own way…

Introduction

Music, literature and cinema are temporal arts. To understand a work in any of these media, you need to move with it through time. …

Introduction

This post looks at how to apply probability to Lambda functions on AWS using version weighting. It’s a useful idea for any scenario that introduces random logic into a serverless set up.

Schrodinger’s cat is a feline of absolute probability. The cat is in an indeterminate state, both dead and…

I like AWS because it’s like playing the world’s greatest modular synthesizer.

Modular synthesizers are composed of separate units or modules with different functions that impact on sound. These modules can be connected together with patch cords (basically wires), a matrix patching system, or switches by the user to create…

This article examines the existential issue of working from home — how to focus, and how to fill the hours.

In February and March I published two articles on remote working:

A Potential AI Solution to Flexi-time and Remote Working — written pre-Covid, and discussing how AI can best allocate…

Introduction

Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure are the largest cloud platform providers in mid 2020. I am a solutions architect who has worked with both and has certifications from both. This article will discuss the question of which to choose, if such a choice were necessary, and whether it should, indeed…

In February 2020, I published this article on flexi-time and remote working. I think it is safe to say that since then, things have changed. Merely a month later, much of the developed world has embarked on the biggest ever remote working venture. The situation has changed so radically and…

This article will discuss the pros and cons of both flexi-time and remote working. It will proposes a HR decision support solution, supported by AI, for improving productivity.

Flexi-time

I will define flexi-time as the ability of an employee to choose the specific hours in which they work given a certain…

Francis O'Connor

Frank invents, codes, tests and deploys new cloud initiatives in the digital health sector.

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