State of Technology #52
April 1, 2012
- Simple response in Reddit Became a Mega-budget movie – US soldiers time travel to battle Roman Empire of Augustus
- #soon Print Pets as you like and bring them home
- #soon Tooth Tattoos Will Tell When You’re Ill
- Too much Text in your presentation? Buy great looking diagrams $0.99 each from Nancy Duarte – top presentation coach – now
- AT&T reinvents the steering wheel
#architecture – Could your HTTP servers handle 500,000 Requests/sec? It is new normal.
#code – Absolutely delightful – “Learning to Code: The Roadmap I wish I had been Given”
#design – #1 DVD cover of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ has a faux-pirated look -theme consistent with the trilogy.
#essay – Short note on time scales and ensuing discussion
“So when someone says that Solid State Disks are awesome, it’s because they’re able to turn that slow, unpredictable old sailing ship into a streamlined steam-powered vessel. A good SSD can often make the voyage in less than a week, sometimes in little more than a day. It can also make many thousands more quests for information per year.”
#mobile – Highlight – most talked about app in SXSW, but was it a huge success?
#social – 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2012 from Time is out
#tool – Cable Guys
#tweaks n’ hacks – Periodic Table Table
- Children can make computers smarter – AI principle to make computers think like babies – “greatest learning machines”
- Most optimized languages for 140-character Tweets
#parting_thought – ‘Several people have told me they like the iPad because it lets them bring the Internet into situations where a laptop would be too conspicuous. In other words, it’s a hip flask.’ – Paul Graham