David Mytton

Two phase pandemic

Published in Thinking.

I use writing to develop my understanding of topics. The best way for me to work through an issue is by writing, so this post is about how I am thinking about the pandemic in two phases: medical and economic.

Two phase pandemic

Lockdown London

Published in Photos.

Here’s what Lockdown London looked like 7am-8am on Sunday 5 April 2020.

Lockdown London

Presenting is just one part of speaking at conferences, and how to adapt to virtual events

Published in Product Engineering, Startups.

There is significantly more value in the long-tail of all the components of a talk than just speaking to people who happen to be present in the room at the time.

Presenting is just one part of speaking at conferences, and how to adapt to virtual events

The environmental impact of buying a new laptop – comparing the MacBook Air and Surface Laptop

Published in Environment, IT Energy.

Apple produces the most environmentally friendly laptops from both a carbon footprint and energy efficiency perspective, but it depends on which model you compare. The best thing you can do for the environment is to not buy a new laptop.

The environmental impact of buying a new laptop – comparing the MacBook Air and Surface Laptop

Data center energy and the importance of efficiency

Published in Cloud, Data Center Energy, Environment, IT Energy.

Data center energy usage has only grown by 6% in the last decade. How important have efficiency improvements been for decoupling energy from growth?

Data center energy and the importance of efficiency

Startup Cadence. Academic Cadence.

Published in Productivity, Startups.

Startups are an extreme form of business not suited to most people. Academia is the same in its opposites. This is probably why most people go and work elsewhere! I’m glad to be able to experience both.

Startup Cadence. Academic Cadence.

Startup founder hierarchy of needs

Published in HumanOps, Startups.

The four core needs that every founder must satisfy, in this priority order, before they can be effective at their startup.

Startup founder hierarchy of needs

How much energy do data centers use?

Published in Cloud, Data Center Energy, Environment, IT Energy.

Data centers are responsible for between 1-1.5% of global electricity usage today but some scenarios project that will grow to 3-13% by 2030. How realistic is this? How efficient are servers and data centers? Will efficiency continue to improve?

How much energy do data centers use?

How can data centers use 100% renewable electricity?

Published in Cloud, Data Center Energy, Environment, IT Energy.

If we still generate energy from non-renewable sources, how can a data center be 100% renewable? What does 100% renewables and sustainability mean for data centers and the cloud?

How can data centers use 100% renewable electricity?

The importance of the developer experience – comparing Google Cloud Functions vs Azure Functions

Published in Cloud, Product Engineering, Startups.

In porting a project from Google Cloud Functions to Azure Functions, I found Microsoft’s developer experience is a great example of attention to detail. What does that mean for startups selling to developers?

The importance of the developer experience – comparing Google Cloud Functions vs Azure Functions
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