State of Technology Last Week -#3

#at_other_places –

#architecture –
Lessons learned building a 4096-core Cloud HPC Supercomputer for $418/hr


#code – On pi-day – estimate pi in Python in ~10 lines of code
#design – HTML5 – Moving from Hacks to Solutions’ –- Compelling metaphor — HTML5 is advanced because it has bigger “vocabulary”
#mobile – Ever bumped your iPhone with another and exchanged information? Like, LinkedIn iphone app. A great introduction to near-field communication on ARS is worth reading.

#saas –
Authentication Design Best Practices’ with OpenID, OAUTH, Facebook connect — SXSU talk from last week
#thoughts – Does ‘Twitterization’ make our brain ‘freeze’ when taking decisions?
#tool – Coolest Chrome API that may save annoying ads and precious CPU cycles – FlashBlock – blocks all flash from websites, unless you click on it.

#tweaks n’ hacks – Junkyard Jumbotron from MIT Lab – “take a bunch of random displays and instantly stitch them together in a large, virtual display”



#parting_thought – ‘I spent a year at home with my wife and four young children. But all I learned about work-life balance from that year was that I found it quite easy to balance work and life when I didn’t have any work. – On ‘How to Make Work-Life Balance Work



About Nilendu Misra
I love to learn, create and coach. Things that I do well are - Communicating ideas - verbally or through words and diagrams; Problem Solving - Logical or Abstract; Very Large Scale Systems; think about 'Frighteningly Simple' approach first. Things that I intend to do better are - Establishing Stringent Process; Exchanging Tough Feedback; Keeping up with my reading or To-Do list to be able to completely relax.

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