Wow, it feels like it's been ages since I posed anything here - not good! It's like nothing happened but on the contrary: there's a lot going on "under the hood", which may not be as sexy as some of the other posts, but still...
An interview in a local newspaper
"Het doosje dat Jeroen Tirion op tafel legt, lijkt op een groot pak speelkaarten, maar de inhoud vertegenwoordigt een totaal andere wereld. Het bevat een instrumentje dat in staat stelt de oorzaak op te sporen van een traag werkend computersysteem."
The first lines of an article published last week in "Den Haag Centraal" - a paid publication focusing on my home town. Ms. Joke Korving interviewed me for her weekly column "Stadsmens" - city person, and I'm really happy with the result. The story presents my project, in relation to my previous activities - from high school and beyond.
Of course I hope readers will pick this up, and when my solution matches their challenges, maybe we can make a deal.
Thank you, Joke!
In the last couple of weeks, we succeeded in expanding the team, in order to deliver solid applications (much more solid than my own prototypes).
Roman is working on the components to make the TANC Field Unit do its magic, to ensure all communication is secured against abuse, and to make the new status-LED present actionable info.
Roman has a background in computer programming, and is working on this project remotely from his home town Zaporizhia in the Ukraine.
Andrey is working on the customer-facing portal, to allow users to control their Field Units, to assign tests and schedules, and to view and graph the collected data into actionable information.
Andrey graduated with honors from Donetsk National Technical University and is working on this project remotely from the Ukraine.
We're keeping track of activities, software deliveries, bugs and fixes through Slack - which is a very helpful tool for a virtual team such as this!
Jeroen J.A. Tirion is a networker by training. After "discovering" computers in 1982, he has been working in the field of computer networks since 1990 - with a particular focus on performance as perceived by the end-user.