State of Technology #66

At Other Places

·                     ‘My boss decided to add ‘Person to Blame’ field to every bug report. What to do?’

·                     Leap – ‘Own the Future. $70’. Minority Report Deployed  

·                     HowApple keeps secret so well– from the wife of an Apple Engineer

·                     Ford creates a clever app that will let youlogin to apps without keying in anything

·                     A day in the life of CTO

Architecture

Single Page App Book – ‘the focus is on discussing patterns, implementation choices and decent practices’

 

Code

A Gentle Introduction to Algorithm Code Complexity Analysis uses Big-O notation and provides some usable Rules of Thumb to help high school students to code better. It’s a good quick read for all, however. 

 

Design

Is Plastic Clamshell Packaging the worst piece of design every done?

‘It’s been the cause of thousands of emergency room visits, and there’s even a Wikipedia-approved term to describe the frustration you feel when confronted with an unrelenting piece of plastic between you and your product.’

Essay

How Complex Systems Fail was written by a doctor who investigated Operating Room errors, avoidable patient deaths etc for living. This short-piece was written more than a decade ago but is still as insightful.

Mobile

 

The Mobile Playbookfrom Google

 

SaaS

 

Dynatrace announces very exciting SpeedoftheWeba free benchmarking and optimization service

 

Service


Apple’s minimum viable product
was a motherboard!

 

Social


If a
smart algorithm creates a speech, is it considered ‘Protected Speech’ covered by First Amendment?

 

Tool


Side view mirror that eliminates Blind Spot

Hack

Rinser Toothbrush is good for people with chronic back pain

 

 

etc

·                     Song for Tau Day

·                     25 Really Clever ideasto make life easier

 

Parting Thought

Final Idea from Peter Thiel’s Stanford Startup Class

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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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