I’m fascinated by startup founders. These guys decided to jump in the unknown, with an idea, and they battled through adversity. They don’t always succeed, but enough do so that we think “what if I had an idea?”.
I always wondered what was wrong with me, why I needed to sleep 8 hours a day, why less than that would make me insufferable, on edge and less productive that I’d like. And then I found this book.
And it seems I’m normal.
As I’m currently thinking of creating a new app which requires a cloud service (or at least an online service 24/7), I thought about what are the long term constraints I want to have when signing up with a cloud provider. These are the topics to consider IMHO.
This question started for me when I had to handled files that could be either compressed or uncompressed and I needed to do so transparently.
If you look online, there may be only one answer to that, and it is on StackOverflow when I answered it. Here is some more context to what the answer does and what’s the problem with Boost::Iostreams.
Have you even wondered what happen in 2008 on the markets? Why did so many people lose so much money? Why did the banks need saving? Behind all crisis, there is a story, this is what this book tells.
What’s the common point between the questions of cryptography (US and Australia), vaccines (and link to disease), vitamin C (to cure cancer), spending thousands on power cables for your sound system? Some people use their non-knowledge to bully experts. And I think this book answers the question of why this happens.