At the start of this year I set myself four goals:
Read 12 Books
I read 20 books! This is twice as many as 2018
Make a 5% return on savings and investments
I made a 5.2% average return (unweighted, includes investments held for less than 6 months) on my investments. Savings accounts much less as repeated rate cuts hurt my savings growth.
Recently I found myself in a situation where I wanted to bring in a specific upstream commit into a forked repository. Although these repos share a common history, the two repos had diverged enough that it wasn’t a straight-forward cherry-pick between branches. Instead, with clones of the two repositories I managed to cherry-pick as follows:
git --git-dir=..//.git format-patch -k -1 --stdout | git am -3 -k
In late 2017 I flew to San Francisco for a very short work trip. I then had one day spare where I headed out with a friend to Muir Woods and the Marin Headlands.
Below are a few photos and videos from the trip.
Below is a few snaps from a walk I did to the Red Hands Cave near Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains in late 2017.
I’ve recently hit an interesting issue involving Docker containers and compiled C code crashing code with
illegal hardware instruction errors.
In a nutshell the Docker image was built on a server using Jenkins. It has been running fine until the underlying host orchestration software and physical hardware changed.
In November 2017, I travelled to Singapore for an series of academic conferences. Almost two years later, I’ve edited some of the photos from the trip.
A little while back I went on a day hike with a friend to Lockleys Pylon in the Blue Mountains. Other than the craziness of driving a 2WD down what was clearly a 4WD track into the start of the hike it was a great day out.
In late winter 2017 I travelled to the Far North of New Zealand. Over two days I took the long route back to Auckland.
The photo gallery below shows the highlight of the trip.