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Sunday
Mar302014

Civilization’s Starter Kit

[NyTimes] : "I’M an astrobiologist — I study the essential building blocks of life, on this planet and others. But I don’t know how to fix a dripping tap, or what to do when the washing"

Sunday
Mar302014

BlackBerry Sees Hope for Future in Security

[NyTimes] : "OTTAWA — Since becoming president and chief executive of BlackBerry in November, John S. Chen has revamped the company’s executive ranks, accelerated layoffs, farmed out some phone"

Sunday
Mar302014

Cloud Computing's Watershed Week

[NyTimes] : "Robert Galbraith/ReutersMicrosoft’s new chief executive, Satya Nadella, made his first big public appearance this week, offering Office for the iPad partly as a way to sell more of its"

Sunday
Mar302014

Tom Erickson of Acquia, on the Philosophy of ‘Ready, Fire, Aim’

[NyTimes] : "This interview with Tom Erickson, chief executive of Acquia, an open-source software company, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.Q. Any leadership lessons early in your life?A. I grew up in a"

Friday
Mar282014

How Fandango and Credit Karma exposed millions of smartphone users’ data

[Link] : Developers of two popular smartphone apps—Fandango and Credit Karma—have been caught transmitting passwords, social security numbers, birth dates, and other highly sensitive user data over the…
Friday
Mar282014

The Dollar Value of an Extra Year of Life

[NyTimes] : "Uwe E. Reinhardt is an economics professor at Princeton. He has some financial interests in the health care field. A recent article on Kaiser Health News reported on a new drug for the treatment of"

Friday
Mar282014

Smartphones, the Disappointing Miracle

[NyTimes] : "Ed Jones/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesFrom the various types of phones on the market to different carriers operating globally to competing operating systems, there are over 100 million"

Friday
Mar282014

The Most Effortless and Effective Outsourcing System I’ve Used

[Link] : Two years ago I started my outsourcing journey. Since then I’ve tried a ton of different companies and works to offload as many tasks that I shouldn’t be doing as possible. Today I want…
Friday
Mar282014

CoreOS

[Link] : We locked the CoreTeam in a house for a week to make this release extra special. Here are all the new features: New filesystem layout, writeable /etc/, read-only /usr/ Docker 0.9 (with btrfs…
Friday
Mar282014

lmctfy - GitHub

[Link] : lmctfy is the open source version of Google’s container stack, which provides Linux application containers.

Thursday
Mar272014

Consortium Wants Standards for 'Internet of Things'

[NyTimes] : "Nathaniel Brooks for The New York TimesAn engineer at General Electric’s turbine factory in New York last year. The company is part of a consortium to create engineering standards to connect"

Thursday
Mar272014

Digital Signage: How we built an e-paper room booking system with Google Calendar

[Link] : We have a couple of meeting rooms in our offices and we ran a word-of-mouth booking system. Word-of-mouth booking systems are notoriously unreliable, as so frequently proved by people barging into…
Wednesday
Mar262014

Swiss Watchmakers Skeptical of Digital Revolution

[NyTimes] : "GENEVA — A decade ago, Nick Hayek, chief executive of the Swatch Group, and Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, introduced in New York a new kind of watch called the Paparazzi. It was"

Wednesday
Mar262014

Newly unsealed documents show Steve Jobs' brutal response after getting a Google employee fired

[Link] : By Mark Ames On March 25, 2014 In early March, 2007, as Google was expanding fast and furiously, one of its recruiters from the “Google.com Engineering” group made a career-ending…
Wednesday
Mar262014

Early Supporters of Oculus VR Denounce Facebook Buyout

[NyTimes] : "Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Some reacted to the Facebook-Oculus deal as an act of selling out by a promising start-up. Sometimes, the best way to alienate a little"

Monday
Mar242014

Microservices

[Link] : The term "Microservice Architecture" has sprung up over the last few years to describe a particular way of designing software applications as suites of independently deployable services. While there…
Monday
Mar242014

Oculus Rift and Morpheus Take Games to a New Dimension

[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — The notion of virtual reality has been tantalizing since at least the 1980s, when William Gibson’s novel “Neuromancer” and the holodeck on “Star"

Monday
Mar242014

Facebook's Extremely Impressive Internal Use of IPv6

[Link] : Wow!  At the v6 World Congress this week in Paris (where Chris and Jan were), Facebook’s Paul Saab gave a very impressive presentation about what Facebook has gone through to convert its…
Sunday
Mar232014

Don Knauss of Clorox, on Putting Your Followers First

[NyTimes] : "Continue reading the main story This interview with Don Knauss, chief executive of the Clorox Company, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant."

Sunday
Mar232014

Name-Calling in the Virtual Playground

[NyTimes] : "Nick Bilton/The New York Times An anonymous post on Secret talked about the gossip mongering that happened among employees in the tech industry. Silicon Valley sometimes feels like high school. It"