Actually, I had reserved this particular Friday especially for an OpenShift4 Bare-Metal installation, but you know Murphy: Firstly, anything that can go wrong will go wrong and secondly, Murphy was an optimist. So I will report on my experiences with RedHat another time.
On the morning of the Friday in question, a colleague called with the usual phrase that technicians have learned to dread: “Please take a look.” The dreaded “5 minutes”. But unfortunately, it was important, because a critical application on the production system was at a standstill and nothing worked. So I went looking for the problem and tried to find the cause. Since the error occurred from one day to the next without any changes to the program, I suspected a data constellation that was problematic for the program as the reason for the crash.
You probably missed the short article last week that related how the UK was funding a programme to explore the feasibility of dogs recognizing Covid-19 from its scent. Labradores, Spaniels and other smart-nosed breeds are already deployed to sniff out contraband, drugs, even apples if you dare to smuggle one into the States in your lunch box. They can also spot cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, though you wonder why bother with the last what with the striking visual clues of the disease.
In my last
post I wrote something about crypto currencies and blockchain, but only hinted
at what blockchains can be used for and what the fundamental innovations of
blockchain technology are. For me, it’s the fact that the double-spend problem
is finally solved – transparently and without having to trust a central authority.
does that mean in detail? The easiest way to explain double spending is as
follows: If you buy a book in the real analogue world , you pay for a book once
and get a book once . And only you own the book physically. If your
neighbours want to read it too because you raved on about how great the book
is… Well, then you have to “lend” it, i.e. give it away – then your
neighbour will have it. Thus there’s only one “instance” of the book,
unless you copy it yourself and then distribute it (but let’s forget that now
before we do overdo it 😊).
was an eventful year. On the last day of the year I saw the news from
OceanCleanup, a great project that first had to fight huge resistance and is
now experiencing a setback. But actually this article is about Bitcoin and
Blockchain. By the end of 2017, Bitcoin and many other crypto currencies had
reached heights that made many dream (and some are converting all their
belongings into cash (1) to invest in Bitcoin and benefit from the hype). You
could also say: greed had gripped people and in 2018 the situation returned to normal.
But what comes next?
to Wikipedia, Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution is “a word
creation originating from a project in the
high-tech strategy of the German government, which promotes the computerisation
Is this now the panacea for all the problems of the manufacturing industry? Is
it enough to network a factory?
industrial revolution is characterised by the fact that it brings about
fundamental changes in all areas of social life and thereby changes and reorganises
the economy. But a few more sensors, some big data here and a pinch of cloud
services there are not enough. It’s about more than integrating planning,
production and resources. Many companies have to ask themselves whether their
business model will still function at all in the future in the environment of
new technical developments and social changes.