mqtt & me

Small contract for an agency, when I hated working the long extra hours that was Shoreditch. OK, I’ll head to Camden.

The project was to build a giant shitting man. My stomach was doing some strange noises in the first hour meeting.

MQTT was embraced immediately, as we needed a low latency protocol. External contacts embraced my plan of only connecting via mqtt. I’m not even sure we had permissions in mqtt at that point, but set up a complex network of ssh tunnels.

The technical people on this project were amazing. Different skills, all embracing the protocol. Just gelled.

It’d have been improved, if I’d planned my topic management.

Still an issue.

Here was the finished project ….

Required a satellite connection to get internet. One of the most central, but paranoid places. Nearly upgraded the cafe to a huge connection. Internet from space was cheaper.

They brought in Hollywood …

It’s on …

Started by spelling my name Nickholas.

Fuck.

Hopefully they’ll understand the ease of slipping the delete button.

Anyway, booked and off. Not paying them 7p a minute to correct it.

This’ll bite me in the arse.