State of Technology #42


#architecture‘What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics’ insights are almost fully portable to ‘understanding of advanced technologies and how it work’

  • Responsive – ‘You can answer many seemingly difficult questions quickly’
  • Confidence – ‘You are often confident that something is true long before you have an airtight proof’
  • Assurance – ‘You are comfortable with feeling like you have no deep understanding of the problem’
  • Structured – ‘Your intuitive thinking about a problem is productive and usefully structured’
  • Analogize – ‘When trying to understand a new thing, you automatically focus on very simple examples’

#code – *****
Remember that awesome demo of ‘Sixth Sense’ (7M views in Ted) from Pranav Mistry of MIT a few years ago? Now the code has been open sourced.

#design5 Most Insightful Lessons from Interaction Design’s success in 2011


#essay9 Common Mistakes in Difficult Conversations

Google now has Android ‘Design Central’ for developers.


#saasWhy most ‘Choose the most difficult password’ policies are mostly bunk and overlook the scariest attacks

#social – *** Secrets behind Apple’s Most famous Icons – e.g., iPod “Artists” logo is a silhouette of Bono.


#tool8 of the ‘Best of CES 2012’ Technologies – Gorilla Glass covered!


#tweaks n’ hacksServer-side JavaScript Injection (pdf) – from Blackhat 2011


#parting_thought ‘Three orders of magnitude in machine speed. and three orders of magnitude in algorithmic speed add up to six orders of magnitude in solving power. A model that might have taken a year to solve 10 years ago can now solve in less than 30 seconds.’   –    In pursuit of the Traveling Salesman











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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