environmental dapps: Introduction

If you like this content consider tipping in ETH at this address: 0xf9f6849230cBe10200B43dB103511b778898e71C Until now, there has been an inherent contradiction in developing decentralized apps on blockchains for environmental good, because there is a huge environmental cost associate with securing the network. A blockchain is a ledger of transactions that exists on many nodes distributed … Continue reading environmental dapps: Introduction

Python: x-array Q&A’s

During the pandemic I ran an online x-array training session for a major commodities broker that wanted to explore this incredibly useful Python package for processing big weather data. After making a presentation and a hands-on demonstration, I ran a Q&A for the audience of software engineers who were already familiar with Pandas. Here is … Continue reading Python: x-array Q&A’s

CNN Call to Earth

It's not every day Margate gets connected to Greenland, but that's what we did in this new CNN Call to Earth piece about the melting ice sheet. The Covid lockdown prevented us from traveling to an icy location to film, so instead Hazel Pfeifer and her team cam for a socially distanced interview on the … Continue reading CNN Call to Earth

Ubuntu 20.04 boot issues/NVIDIA graphics cards

I have recently experienced problems with Ubuntu 20.04 after an update included updates to the NVIDIA graphics drivers. A normal boot hung on a black screen showing only 'dev/sda1: clean, 552599/6111232 files, 7119295/24414464 blocks' It took me a while to work out how to fix this as it was not immediately apparent that the issue … Continue reading Ubuntu 20.04 boot issues/NVIDIA graphics cards

Computing the Earth

Here's a short article I wrote for Canterbury Christ Church University's "Expert Comment" series on World Environment Day about the role computer scientists might play in battling climate change... The recent Covid-19 pandemic has given the planet a brief breather from human greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, the long-term outlook for the environment remains bleak, likely … Continue reading Computing the Earth