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Thursday
Jul032014

Broken by Design: MongoDB Fault Tolerance

[Link] : As you're undoubtedly well-aware, there are some very strong geek fashion trends in the valley. I don't mean fashion in the sense of geek haute-couture -- the fashion trends we're talking about here…
Thursday
Jul032014

We Are the Builders of Tech Revolutions. Why Are They Still a Surprise?

[Link] : By Sheldon Pacotti - March 31, 2014 We should expect another digital revolution, or two, or three.  In fact, I would like to think we could plot them like stops on a subway line, or –…
Wednesday
Jul022014

Questioning the Lambda Architecture

[Link] : Nathan Marz wrote a popular blog post describing an idea he called the Lambda Architecture (“How to beat the CAP theorem“). The Lambda Architecture is an approach to building stream…
Wednesday
Jul022014

A 25-Question Twitter Quiz to Predict Retweets

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Consider these two tweets by Al Gore, both promoting the same article:"

Monday
Jun302014

Announcing Security Monkey - AWS Security Configuration Monitoring and Analysis

[Link] : We are pleased to announce the open source availability of Security Monkey, our solution for monitoring and analyzing the security of our Amazon Web Services configurations. At Netflix,…
Monday
Jun302014

Did you mean "Galene"?

[Link] : Introducing LinkedIn’s new search architecture Authors:  Sriram Sankar, Asif Makhani Search is one of the most intensely studied problems in software engineering.  It brings together…
Monday
Jun302014

Facebook's solution to big data's "content problem:" dumber users

[Link] : In the early days of cinema, Soviet filmmakers were fascinated with film editing, i.e. placing shots in an arranged order. One of these filmmakers (and possibly the first film theorist), Lev…
Monday
Jun302014

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling--Visualized

[Link] : A while back, now-former Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted a series of pearls of narrative wisdom she had gleaned from working at the studio. This list of 22 rules of storytelling was widely…
Monday
Jun302014

Facebook Tinkers With Users’ Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry

[NyTimes] : "To Facebook, we are all lab rats.Facebook routinely adjusts its users’ news feeds — testing out the number of ads they see or the size of photos that appear — often without their"

Monday
Jun302014

Modern Tools for Mom-and-Pops

[NyTimes] : "MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — Operators at KES Dispatch keep track of the company’s taxis on a yellow legal pad. They communicate with cars using a two-way radio. Drivers navigate their journeys"

Monday
Jun302014

After Supreme Court Ruling, Aereo’s Rivals in TV Streaming Seize Opening

[NyTimes] : "Mark Ely saw an opportunity, and he took it.The day after the Supreme Court ruled against Aereo in a copyright case brought by the nation’s major broadcasters, Mr. Ely was trying to scoop up"

Monday
Jun302014

Tina Roth Eisenberg: 5 Rules for Making an Impact

Saturday
Jun282014

It’s time for a web page diet

[Link] : Earlier this year, I was researching online consumer preferences for a client and discovered, somewhat unsurprisingly, that people expect web sites to be fast and responsive, particularly when…
Saturday
Jun282014

Why Google and Apple's battle to lock users into their services will stop at your car's door

[Link] : Google is coming for our cars. At I/O, Google revealed the car was another gadget on the long list of new devices in which the company planting the Android flag. It’s easy to get the…
Saturday
Jun282014

The Man Making Silicon Valley Go Crazy for Hardware

[Link] : Liam Casey, the founder and CEO of PCH, which is trying to create a platform to take hardware startups from “zero to Apple.” Ian Allen Most gadgets have buttons, but for the San…
Friday
Jun272014

2014: The Year Extortion Went Mainstream

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Friday
Jun272014

Why you don’t need to run SSHd in your Docker containers

[Link] : When they start using Docker, people often ask: “How do I get inside my containers?” and people will tell them “Run an SSH server in your containers!” But, as…
Friday
Jun272014

Flipping The Model

[Link] : We’ve had AppleTVs and Boxees on our family room TV for a while now. Last year I put Chromecast on it as well. I use it a lot but my kids haven’t warmed up to it yet. Yesterday I…
Thursday
Jun262014

Google adds a big data service and lots of monitoring to its cloud

[Link] : The cloud computing news coming out of Google I/O might not set the larger world afire, but it might light a fire under market leader Amazon Web Services. Google used its annual developer conference…
Wednesday
Jun252014

Should We Trust Google With Our Smart Homes?

[Link] : Dropcam, Nest John Matherly operates what you might call the search engine for the Internet of Things. It’s called Shodan, and it lets you probe the net for all sorts of online devices, from…