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Systems Past: the only 8 software innovations we actually use

Systems Past: the only 8 software innovations we actually use Interesting post and he makes a good point: I find that all the significant concepts in software systems were invented/discovered in the 15 years between 1955 and 1970. What have we been doing since then? Mostly making things faster, cheaper,Read More

Compromised data notes

(The following are my notes made from attending the morning of day 1 of the Comprised Data Colloquium, 28 October 2013)

Heilmeier’s Catechism

Heilmeier’s Catechism When George Heilmeier was the director of ARPA in the mid 1970s, he had a standard set of questions he expected every proposal for a new research program to answer. These have been called the Heilmeier Catechism. It’s a good exercise to answer these questions for an individualRead More

Tracking Progress and Learning From Top Performers

Tracking Progress and Learning From Top Performers Some nice quotes in here: if you want to improve your own performance, you need to hang around people who are top performers. If you want to be a better student, scholar, scientist, entrepreneur, or whatever, then surround yourself with the best peopleRead More