Lottery Odds: Jackpot Rolldown Edition

Does this special game event mean it’s time to play the lottery? Let’s break out the statistics to find out.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on probability, lottery, and daily

Microwaves only need two dials

I had woken up before my friend and in front of his microwave I stood. The left-over pizza had been successfully inserted. I was staring at the array of buttons struggling to discern the button that would make it heat. After a while, I started just pressing buttons at random to no avail. The pizza was eaten cold.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on microwaves, complexity, and daily

Living alone during COVID

Well it’s different for one that goes without saying. If I had to summarise it as an experience I would have to give it about a 4/10.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on covid, alone, and daily

Fractally Broken

Fractally broken a definition.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on fractally, broken, and daily

Wii Balance Board Alarm Clock

The phone rings. His eyes dart open and he grasps for the phone. Finding it on the bedside cabinet he answers the call.

“Hello?” he says.

“We are at the train station. Where are you?” Is the cold reply.

With growing dread, he glances at the clock. 11 am. He should have been on that train hours ago.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on wii, balance, board, alarm, clock, and daily

Why I don't own a smartphone

When you tell people that you don’t have a smart phone, you can see the cogs start to spin. Maybe he has broken or lost it they think.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on consumerism, daily, and smartphone

Common Fixes For Sadness

Have you got a dose of the blues? The blues come and go, and this list is the first port of call to make sure you have the basics covered.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on common, fixes, sadness, daily, and psychology

Google Sheets Habit Tracker

I have created a simple habit tracker using Google Sheets which you can find here.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on google, sheets, habit, tracker, and daily

Early thoughts on Extreme Production and real life

I recently read a book about extreme production and many aspects resonated with me. My one question to the author (Craig Burgess) is how do you stick to your goals when life gets in the way.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on extreme, production, interruptions, and daily

Reductionist Retrospectives

We can recognize software scope creep, but do we notice the slow creep of extra process on our workflow?

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on retrospectives, reductionist, and daily

Experiences using liberating structures

Liberating structures promise to unleash innovation, creativity and great ideas. Here I capture my thoughts and feelings, from my experiences with liberating microstructures.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on liberating, structures, and experiences

Spring Kafka with SSL and SCRAM

I needed to implement a Spring Kafka listener using SCRAM. I couldn’t find an example configuration and had to piece it together, here is a short post about what I came up with.

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Author's profile picture Niall Bunting on Spring, Kafka, SSL, and SCRAM