State of Technology #40

 #at_other_places –

  • Mayor Bloomberg learns to code
  • When running on treadmill, do you want to pass by Mayan Ruins, Roman Coliseum or San Francisco sunset? There is an app for that.

#architecture – 
*** ‘Everything I Ever Learned about JVM Performance Tuning @Twitter’ – is a brilliant presentation with very useful tips with equal focus on both young and old generation tuning.

#code – 
How would you write the ‘damn cool algorithm’ of ‘Fountain Codes’?

‘A fountain code is a way to take some data – a file, for example – and transform it into an effectively unlimited number of encoded chunks, such that you can reassemble the original file given any subset of those chunks, as long as you have a little more than the size of the original file.’

#design – 14 of the Best Ideas in Interface design (2011)

#essay – 
IBM 5-in-5 – Five Innovation forecasts that ‘will alter the landscape in 5 years’ –

  1. People power is live
  2. No need for any more password
  3. Mind reading is doable
  4. ZERO digital divide
  5. Junk mail is the new priority mail

#mobile – Do you know more than 3 out of 10 most popular Mobile websites (for Nov, 2011)? It may surprise you.
#saas – Be careful – QR code is fast becoming the new malware entry point


#social – Crowdsourcing is in effect to find out which bars serve adulterated drinks in Spain — ‘a site that aims to let consumers call out the ones serving drinks made from adulterated or unauthentic ingredients.’


#tool – 1PasswordPro was voted best iPad Utility App for 2011, and it is rock solid useful

#tweaks n’ hacks – You’ve got Smell – Olly is a Web Connected Smelly Robot that converts notifications into smell.



#parting_thought – On how much individual glorification really matters for big things, and success, like failure, could often be ‘naturally emergent’ phenomenon –
“When we hear that a raging forest fire has consumed millions of acres of forest, we don’t assume that there was anything special about the initial spark” – Duncan Watts



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.

2 Responses to State of Technology #40

  1. Being an expert is relative, and by reading just a book or two on the topic you will most likely know more than 95 in the population.

  2. Great clarification. I like to make out the print Marcy

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