I have been reading “How Google works” by Eric Schmidt (CEO) and Jonathan Rosenberg (SVP Products). Working in a tech company, I find many of the insights valuable. It is (as the title may suggest) written for managers more than in-the-trench developers, etc. Notwithstanding that, it is a valuable book for most anyone in the field. This is not a review. It is a gleaning of thoughts from the book. These are some of the things that seemed important enough to me that I should take notes on it. So, what follows are some highlights.
As a quick note, you can find this book on Audible. And here is a link to get two free books on Audible. I am not getting a commission for either of those. But when I found the two book deal, I almost kicked myself, because I had just started using Audible in the previous month. Anyway, … Continue reading Some Thoughts on “How Google Works”
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Preliminarily, here are some of the offerings that I found:
Continue reading ApressOpen: Free Ebooks from Apress
I haven’t any practical knowledge of Intel’s new font Clear Sans, but I never let that keep me from opining.
The David Spade in me wants to say: I like Clear Sans, but I liked it better the first time, when it was called Anivers. Continue reading Intel’s New Font: Clear Sans
My daughter asked me earlier this year, “Papa, if you aren’t doing anything wrong, why do you want to obfuscate your email traffic?”
Actually, I am sure that she did not say obfuscate, but her point is the same: If you are not doing anything wrong, why would you want to hide the contents of your online interactions? So, I did what any good dad would do, I answered her question with a question:
Continue reading Nothing to Hide? Why Encrypt?