🔗 Risk Based Prioritization

Risk Based Prioritization This guide serves as a crucial companion for cybersecurity professionals, offering an in-depth understanding of how to effectively prioritize vulnerabilities in the digital landscape.

March 22, 2024 · 1 min · 27 words

🔗 An Engineering Leader’s Job Search Algorithm

💼 An Engineering Leader’s Job Search Algorithm If you do nothing else from this guide, please: Use employee referrals to get your application noticed. Participate in practice interviews to level up your interviewing skills. Always negotiate your offer. Remember that job searching is hard, but your new team is excited to have you join–they just don’t know it yet! Communicating Impact For each job on your resume, you’ll want one or more bullet points that outline what action you took, what you achieved, the impact it had, and perhaps the tech that was used....

March 18, 2024 · 2 min · 279 words

🔗 Pipe Dreams: The life and times of Yahoo Pipes

Pipe Dreams: The life and times of Yahoo Pipes Yahoo Pipes—or, officially, Pipes by Yahoo!, a rare switcheroo of the company’s name—was a service that offered all that and more in a single platform. Individual “Pipes,” as it were, were both personal and public—the service seemed like a portent of the future that techno-utopians were then predicting. But like many great products and services of its time, it never quite came to pass....

December 20, 2023 · 1 min · 73 words

🔗 Unicode Zero-Width Characters

The Beauty of Unicode: Zero-Width Characters Did you know that there are five characters that have zero width? What could be their purpose? Let’s sort it out… See examples in the linked article. Zero-width space (U+200B) The zero-width space can be used to enable line wrapping in long words, when using languages that don’t use spaces to separate words, or after certain characters like a slash /. Most applications treat the zero-width space like a regular space for word wrapping purposes, even though it is not visible....

December 20, 2023 · 2 min · 276 words

🔗 The Little Book of Deep Learning

The Little Book of Deep Learning This book is a short introduction to deep learning for readers with a STEM background, originally designed to be read on a phone screen.

December 13, 2023 · 1 min · 30 words

🏞 SQL Iceberg Meme Explanation

“SQL Iceberg Meme” (Avestura’s Blog) Explaining The Postgres Meme One of the best ways to learn something is to explain it, and this blog post aims to do exactly that. Let’s review and explain every part of this meme, while unraveling its meaning and secrets.

September 6, 2023 · 1 min · 45 words

🔗 Using AirPods as a Hearing Aid

Tune the devices to your hearing needs and benefit from the enhancements of transparency mode… Garry Knight: “Using AirPods as a Hearing Aid…” - Toot.Cat The way you set them up is buried deep in the Settings, so it’s not surprising that not many people know about it. Here’s where you need to go. You need to have the AirPods connected to your iPhone or iPad. Settings Accessibility AirPods Audio Accessibility Settings Headphone Accommodations Custom Audio Setup Headphone Audio Customisation Here’s the list of devices it works with, and the news is good for anyone with any of these devices:...

August 10, 2023 · 1 min · 131 words
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💭 “The Business” considered harmful

Few corporate speak expressions annoy me in as much as these 2 words: 😬 “The business” This is a pet peeve of mine, for sure. But beyond that, it’s important we stop covering decision makers behind “The Business” curtain. There is no such entity called “The Business” in companies. “The Business” isn’t a job function or role or group of people. “The Business” is everyone in the company. So what is happening in reality, behind “The Business” curtain?...

June 4, 2023 · 3 min · 519 words
Illustration presenting a transformation from a chaotic, cluttered workspace to an organized, efficient one, depicted in a modern digital painting style. These visuals capture the theme of transitioning from an overwhelming flow of Slack notifications, represented by a garbage landfill, to a structured, clutter-free environment, represented by a river flow and green fields.

💭 Slack Overload? Regain control with Inbox Zero principles

The goal is to apply “inbox zero” concepts to Slack and mitigate the pressures to “respond immediately”. The realisation is that sections can become a pseudo-inbox of channels that need reading (as opposed to considering messages the unit to manipulate).

April 17, 2023 · 10 min · 2070 words

🔗 What is the “irreducible core” of Bitcoin? | Richard Gendal Brown

What is the “irreducible core” of Bitcoin? | Richard Gendal Brown The world’s first internet-scale decentralized platform for value exchange … … implemented on a decentralized global asset register … which is a decentralized consensus system Perhaps Digital Scarcity is the irreducible essence.

February 12, 2014 · 1 min · 43 words