State of Technology #82

elsewhere

·        (FREE) Crash Course on Creativity from Stanford, still signing-up

·        Google Map adds (a) Amber Alert, (b) street-view of Grand Canyon

·        Standup Comedian who is also Twitter CEO

·        How to get flyers pay attention to Air Safety Video?

·        How do they (if) make money?

 

Architecture

Performance Tools you need for your site – most can be run from browser

 

Code

Why Coding Style Matters?  “Programs are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers to execute.”

 

Design

Is it finally time for a “clock-free” design paradigm in chips?

“Software development proceeds from correctness to performance. After software works, we tune its heavily used parts to achieve the desired performance. Performance almost always depends on only a small part of the whole. Compare this to the situation in a clocked hardware design where each and every signal must arrive “on time,” even if it is rarely used. The tyranny of the clock wastes both engineering cost at design time and energy at runtime. What a needless waste!”

 

Essay

Are you solving the right problem? (PDF from HBR)

“In its search for a solution, the Oil Spill Recovery Institute framed the problem as one of “materials viscosity” rather than “oil cleanup” and used language that was not specific to petroleum industry. A chemist in the cement industry was awarded $20,000 for the solution.”

 

Mobile

*** Tablet App Quality Checklist – from Android dev team

 

SaaS

State of Internet 2012

 

Service

CTO’s Decision Tree Flowchart

 

Social

Wikipedia is nearing completion! There is only so much to write about Chartres Cathedral or Prague.

 

Tool

Smart-phone controlled light bulb

 

Hack

Toys from Trash

 

etc

·        Periodic table of Tech

·        Lego Robot solves Rubik’s Cube  the fastest, another Robot now dances Gangnam Style

 

Parting Thought

“The best elevator pitch doesn’t pitch your project. It pitches the meeting about your project. The best elevator pitch is true, stunning, brief and it leaves the listener eager (no, desperate) to hear the rest of it.” – No one ever bought anything on an elevator (Seth Godin)

 

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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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