State of Technology #21

 #at_other_places –

o         Dear Photograph;
o         Proust;
o (free ‘webex’ with no registration);
o         FreeRice (You learn; hungry people get to eat)

 #architecture – How to retire a great Interview problem – “word break” problem described as —

Given an input string and a dictionary of words, segment the input string into a space-separated sequence of dictionary words if possible. For example, if the input string is “applepie” and dictionary contains a standard set of English words, then we would return the string “apple pie” as output

#codeLearn JavaScript on the fly from CodeAcademy is really, really effective and smart way to learn. No registration required

#designThe man who designed ‘Like’ 

Some of Facebook’s look was inspired by the videogame look of the 1980s. “Back then, the aesthetic had a very limited color palate relative to videogames today. Everything is a bit blocky, without smooth surfaces,” he said. Yet, “there is a level of artistry in videogames that is unparalleled.”

#essay – What 8 things Susan Wojcicki learned about innovation as employee #16 – among other principles – “Never_fail_to_fail” and “Spark_with_imagination, fuel_with_data” –

“.. technology for driverless cars to reduce the number of lives lost to roadside accidents each year. These cars, still in development, have logged 140,000 hands-free miles driving down San Francisco’s famously twisty Lombard Street, across the Golden Gate Bridge and up the Pacific Coast Highway without a single accident. 

P.S. Not anymore without accident! 

#mobile – iPhone component cost is $178 – Samsung alone gets about $45 of it; Apple’s slice is $378 

#saas – Sign of things on SaaS delivery – Firefox removes version number

#social – Drug companies lose special protection…on Facebook 

#tool – Step-by-step guide to find JavaScript memory leaks; including actual memory leak problem analysis from Facebook. 

#tweaks n’ hacks – Data Sandals won’t probably rock the fashion scene any time soon. But…



#parting_thought – “When you’re young, you look at television and think, There’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It’s the truth.”

— Steve Jobs


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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