Author: insecure_automaton

Cloud Solutions Engineer for a growing startup in the Baltimore/DC area.

Been a slow few weeks as far as blogging is concerned…

I’ve got a side project I’ve been working on the last 2-3 weeks that’s been taking up most of my non-working waking hours (and some of my sleeping hours too). I also started up a running program again to prep for my next 50-miler in March. So, feeling much more in tune physically, but kinda fuzzy mentally w/ my reduced sleep. Great days ahead!

A good read for software entrepreneurs, few years old, but still good insights: https://basecamp.com/books/Getting%20Real.pdf

 

 

Synthetic life

I’ve been fascinated with artificial life since reading about Conway’s Game of Life in one of my granddad’s copies of Scientific American. Within the last few years we’ve developed the technology to synthesize entirely new species here in the analog world. Craig Venter describes his Institute’s work on the first synthetic organism in a 2010 TED Talk.

Multi-attribute utility

Helpful in decision-making when preferred weights of risks vs benefits need some structure: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-attribute_utility

WinWorld, archive.org and abandonware

I’ve been on a nostalgia trip lately (again) for vintage computing. Luckily, most of the stuff I’m interested in is old enough that it can fly under the radar and be shared as the companies who created it have long since folded/merged as business entities or have stopped supporting the software altogether.

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LegoOS: a disseminated, distributed OS for hardware resource disaggregation

Interesting concepts here and relevant at today’s networking speeds: https://blog.acolyer.org/2018/10/22/legoos-a-disseminated-distributed-os-for-hardware-resource-disaggregation/

Link to the original paper: https://www.usenix.org/conference/osdi18/presentation/shan

“Ironies of Automation” by Lisanne Bainbridge

Published in 1983 but still timely: ~5K words – 18-20 minutes