Andrew

Andrew

Hi there. I’m an aeronautical engineer turned software tech turned startup founder, CrossFitter, dog owner, wine drinker, guitarist, writer and podcaster. I’m just as happy to talk about paleo, weightlifting and rock music as I am about how tech can help your business.

Leaky Pipe Syndrome

I recently had a problem with a leaky pipe. No, I didn’t need to go and see the doctor: this was the waste water pipe in my kitchen. I’m not sure how plumbing works in all other countries, but here in the UK you basically get 3 options, in ascending order of cost: Plastic pipes…

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DevOps: The Concurrent Engineering of Software

I used to be an Engineer. Yes, really. A proper one. I used to design physical things rather than what I do now – specify how ones and zeroes should be arranged. I used to help design equipment for aeroplanes. In fact, it was automating repetitive calculations through scripting and via programming languages that eventually…

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Python: The Dirtiest Language Ever

This week I wrote Python for the first time ever, and boy is it dirty.  Every time I write some code in it I feel unclean. I spent many years doing OO programming in C#; I have been used to JavaScript, and whilst JavaScript is untyped and interpreted there are so many fine points in the…

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