Logfile From A Meditation Session

I am laying in a hammock, with my eyes closed. I am swinging gently. I cannot tell if I am feeling weightless, or if I’m feeling the absence of the weight that I normally feel. I accept this feeling, or the absence thereof. I accept the curiosity which wants to know the difference.  I feel […]

Distributed Consensus Algorithms in the Animal Kingdom

Distributed systems and packs of animals both need to solve a common problem: who should be in charge? Who should resolve disputes? When there’s a disagreement over the way to proceed, whose lead should we follow?  The animals need a leader to coordinate pack hunts and make decisions as to where the pack should go. […]