2021-06-23: Today I’m mostly reading Metacybernetics: Towards a General Theory of HigherOrder Cybernetics …

2021-06-23: Maiden Name by Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985) Marrying left your maiden name disused. Its five light sounds no longer mean your face, Your voice, …

2021-06-22: No books no life.

2021-06-22: There are more good people in this world than bad.

2021-06-22: Deceptions by Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985) “Of course I was drugged, and so heavily I did not regain consciousness until the next …

2021-06-21: Dockery and son (from Whitsun Weddings) by Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985) ‘Dockery was junior to you, Wasn’t he?’ said the Dean. ‘His son’s here now.’ Death-suited, visitant, …

2021-06-21: Aubade (from Collected Poems) by Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985) I work all day, and get half-drunk at night. Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare. In time the …

2021-06-20: ‘Do not believe what you want to believe until you know what you need to know’

2021-06-19: Vers de Société (from Collected Poems) by Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985) My wife and I have asked a crowd of craps To come and waste their time and ours: perhaps You’d care …

2021-06-09: Today I’m mostly thinking about the dynamics and semantics of security.

2021-06-09: Aubade (from Collected Poems) by Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985) I work all day, and get half-drunk at night. Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare. In time the …

2021-06-08: Vers de Société (from Collected Poems) by Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985) My wife and I have asked a crowd of craps To come and waste their time and ours: perhaps You’d care …

2021-06-07: A feathered friend

2021-06-07: Disinfect with alcohol “If prospective consultants are using to many buzzwords and phrases that you’ve seen or heard …

2021-06-07: What is Cyber Security? We should explore the idea of cybersecurity. I mean, someone, somewhere is reading this and asking, …

2021-06-07: What is requisite variety? Practically, it says that in order to deal properly with the diversity of problems the world throws …

2021-06-07: Sad Steps (from Collected Poems) by Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985) Groping back to bed after a piss I part thick curtains, and am startled by The rapid clouds, the …

2021-06-06: Today I’ve been mostly reading this….

2021-06-06: 10/10 for intention. 0/10 for execution.

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2021-06-06: Ison and Straw start from the observation that our governance systems are not up to the task “Outdated, uber-complex, ineffective, unresponsive, unreflexive, unaccountable, captive to …

2021-06-06: “The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and …

2021-06-06: Even the most exciting project becomes a chore when it is smothered by the constant brain noise …

2021-06-06: The Mower (from Collected Poems) by Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985) The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found A hedgehog jammed up against the blades, Killed. It had …

2021-06-05: High Windows (from Collected Poems) by Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985) When I see a couple of kids And guess he’s fucking her and she’s Taking pills or wearing a …

2021-06-04: Are we designing for a hundred-year flood or a magnitude-8 earthquake? Requisite variety refers to the capacity required to overcome disturbances the system is “likely” to …

2021-06-04: A Systems Literacy Manifesto Russell Ackoff put it well, “Managers are not confronted with problems that are independent of each …

2021-06-04: The relevance of cybernetics to design and AI systems “Cybernetics is the science of feedback, information that travels from a system through its …

2021-06-04: This Be The Verse (from Collected Poems) by Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985) They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults …

2021-06-03: Smart thinking, leading to smart doing and the dropping of 'digital' “Citizens Advice is a place where smart thinking, leading to smart doing, has been going on …

2021-06-03: What is conversation? How can we design for effective conversation? What is conversation? How can we design for effective conversation? “We talk all the time, but …

2021-06-03: Cybernetics and Design: Conversations for Action by Hugh Dubberly and Paul Pangaro

2021-06-03: Faith Healing (from Whitsun Weddings) by Philip Arthur Larkin (1922 - 1985) Slowly the women file to where he stands Upright in rimless glasses, silver hair, Dark suit, white …

2021-06-02: I have great passion for the early poetry of Philip Arthur Larkin, the English writer, jazz critic …

2021-06-02: You can’t go around calling yourself Mr #Diversity and #inclusion then not tolerate others’ with an …

2021-06-02: The veneer of improvement without the substance. The highest form of diversity is a diversity of perspectives. Now, how we reach that highest form of …

2021-06-01: Lovely winter fruit.

2021-06-01: First vaccine shot booked! First available appointment is three weeks away 😟

2021-06-01: “Consequences of system blindness and possibilities of system sight” by @barryoshry and …

2021-06-01: I’ve followed the work of @kouroshdini for years and for me his work on productivity and the …

2021-06-01: HBR (sponsored by PWC) has a useful survey on #cyber #risk #quantification

2021-05-31: From System Blindness to System Sight I had the great fortune to experience @BarryOshry in person in July 2015. He’s done much to …

2021-05-31: How is it possible that the Australian vaccine authorities did not foresee the need for a scalable, …

2021-05-31: Viable System Model I’ve reread The Fractal Organisation several times and always seem to find something new to …

2021-05-31: The recent whitepaper from ISACA on #cyber #risk quantification is a useful read.

2021-05-31: Practices of Dynamic Collaboration Practices of Dynamic Collaboration by @jandevisch & Otto Laske is the book that’s really …

2021-05-31: #SystemsThinking & #Complexity I have a great passion and curiosity for #SystemsThinking and the practical application of the canon …

2021-05-30: “error message: too many failed authorizations recently.” when you try and do things …

2021-05-30: ”…the centre of the universe is where there is least resistance to new ideas.” …

2021-05-28: My mind boggles that I can listen in real-time to @falklandsradio even when I’m 9800+ km away.

2021-05-28: Veranda view.

2021-05-26: Today was the first time in 45 years that I had the chance to use the word ‘trapezoidal’ in written …

2021-05-26: Claiming my Bitclout my public address is: BC1YLgap3wBKqo9fGqZBExL2vibQ9niziztXKzo2qcLn5v6Yp3oLWg5

2021-05-25: Sunrise 🌄

2021-05-23: And if the stingers don’t get you then the crocodiles 🐊 will.

2021-05-23: Watch out for the stingers.

2021-05-22: Today I’m experimenting with Pleroma <pleroma.social> a lightweight fediverse server. I’m …

2021-05-22: There’s lots of food for thought from the recent Reimaging the Internet conference. I found …

2021-05-17: Always makes me happy 😊

2021-05-17: Always makes me smile <img src=“bigbird.jpg” alt=“Big Bird is a character from …

2021-05-16: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 🇦🇺

2021-05-15: This was delicious, light and refreshing lager. Perfect with spicy foods. 🍻

2021-05-11: The impact of bad leadership transitions with Lalita Raman — EQ Lab

2021-05-10: Tipping down with rain here ☔️

2021-05-06: The cinema was never like this when I was a lad…

2021-05-04: POSSE test

2021-05-04: Running JavaScript inside PDFs is a bad idea and Mozilla previously disabled it by default. But now …

2021-05-02: Thinking back to a simpler time and my childhood favourite cartoons youtu.be/VdoJ7yq8f…

2021-05-01: OpenBSD v6.9 is here! The proactively secure Unix like operating system’s record of more than …

2021-05-01: Brilliant afternoon walk. Peace, quiet & fresh air.

2021-05-01: Today’s nectar is Palm from Belgium <www.palm.be/en/palm> :beer::beers: