Working on “hard problems”?

Ben E Kuhn writes: For some reason, a lot of smart college students end up with the idea that “solving hard technical problems” is the best thing they can do with their life. It’s a common refrain in Hacker News comments, job ads and interview questions.School is a closed-world domain—you are solving crisply-defined puzzles (multiply these two numbers, implement […]

Cybersecurity for the healthcare

NBC news writes: Hackers have published extensive patient information from two U.S. hospital chains in an apparent attempt to extort them for money. The files, which number in at least the tens of thousands and were posted to a blog on the dark web that the hackers use to name and extort their victims, includes […]

RSS Feeds: Federation of the data

Will Webberley writes: At that time RSS was still very much “a thing” for many people (though the discontinuation of the hugely popular Google Reader in 2013 was a bit of a bummer to these communities). However new people now joining the web scene would be far more likely to instead engage with these extremely well-funded, well-marketed, […]

Be careful of the cloud providers!

I was drawn into a fascinating discussion around “price shocks” by the cloud service providers (like Google/Amazon) who have a stranglehold over the market for enterprise cloud computing. One of the back links went as far as 2011 to The Register: On Wednesday, as it announced that App Engine will officially lose its “preview” tag in […]

Apple Healthcare: The Next Processor Change is Within ARMs Reach

I had written about Apple’s healthos (which got a lot of traction on the net. While there are several write-ups trying to dissect the issue in inane detail, I am highlighting a pertinent issue from one of the Reddit posts. I rarely link there (as they can get taken down); however, this merits a wider […]