Parallelisation and cups of tea

Posted: July 18th, 2008 | No Comments »

While I was at Sony I spent a lot of time thinking about making tasks run concurrently and how they should be scheduled to maximise performance.

Recently this kind of analysis has been spilling over into my everyday life and you start seeing ways you could parallelise all sorts of tasks.  Of course this is just common sense and something we all do naturally do different degrees.

A simple example is making a cup of tea, you don't want to get the tea bags and the cups first, no, that would be a waste of precious milliseconds.  First you switch on the jug and then get to work on the rest of the process in parallel.  I imagine anyone who has worked in a kitchen before would be experts at this kind of scheduling and could probably do my job better than I can.

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New job

Posted: July 17th, 2008 | Tags: | No Comments »

So I took a new job today, working for Rocksteady in London.  Quite exciting, they use Unreal3 tech which I've always respected (and stolen ideas from).  It's a big game title and technically I don't know what it is.. but it's a big franchise and should do well.

Plus working with friends in Kentish Town, s'all good.

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