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Linux beginnings & straight into Docker containers

Now my friend Ed (see link below, no sponsored links so far), has been encouraging me to get on with Linux for a while.

Link to Ed’s Yeti tool, a portable CNC router here: https://www.yetitool.com/products/product-details/smartbench

Last night, I was letting him know I was making progress… my wife, Ed and I all shared the easy joke that Linux looks like the Matrix. It’s also the future, and free.

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Ed gave me a Raspberry Pi a while back. Not got to that recently.

What I have been doing, for the CondorGP project, is getting containers working, and immediately trying WineHQ, as I want to emulate Amibroker – classically and annoyingly, it’s a brilliant but Windows only program.

WineHQ highlights Amibroker as Silver on the current version: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=1084

Progress:

So far so good. I can do all sorts of basics with Docker – using Docker Desktop (as I have a Windows machine and prefer not to boot back and forth the whole time).

I have WineHQ installed, and just trying to get Amibroker to actually run. Won’t be long I’m sure.

Next stop:

Kubernetes to run many containers, probably via Confluent, on AWS. That said, IBM conversations continue and Kubernetes would work there too. The major point of transferring operational ability to Linux and containerising it is to allow and IBM run too, if I decide we want to.

 

 

 

Who the team needs: not Default Male

Not Default Male

I am – and I’ll say this, firmly and once – English, privileged, white, male. 38 years, from a decent family. That makes me Default Male. So in this current day and age, it is correct to compensate in the other direction(s). For more on Default Male – see Grayson’s book – the Descent of Man19 09 10 The Descent of Man - Grayson Perry - BLOGGED.

What the project and firm really needs is someone not at all like me.

And with ability to learn and be good at all sorts of stuff. Coding in general, multi-tasking, communication, being a decent human. The list is not really technical in focus, but technicals must be a strong part of it.

Super moral and demanding and ambitious

CondorGP’s aim of running ecosystems of trading-strategy-survival-machines may seem purely old-school, go make money fast and don’t care in it’s attitude. The moral angle is strong when we are clear about the long term, the why we do stuff.

Being able to start and run an effective finance AI firm is one thing. Knowing how to behave if it does work is quite another. And if Posco Consulting and CondorGP do really well, where will we take it.

To a place where we contribute heavily to changing the game, and contributing.

TBC on how, though as the founder, I’m full of ideas.

Technically

CondorGP works on / with the following:

  1. Java (for ECJ, the Evolutionary Computation in Java package)
  2. Windows and Linux (for day to day, and containerisation)
  3. Cloud (AWS, IBM)
  4. Eclipse, Git, Maven, Bitbucket
  5. Docker, Kubernetes
  6. Trello, Slack
  7. Amibroker, Interactive Brokers