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Link Collection #

The Link Collection series offers a curated selection of informative links on diverse tech topics. Each post presents a unique compilation, exploring valuable resources and insights.

Projects #

Sloth - Mac app that shows all open files and sockets #

Sveinbjörn’s personal website. Also some open source software stuff.

GitHub - mrjackwills/havn: A fast configurable port scanner with reasonable defaults #

A fast configurable port scanner with reasonable defaults - GitHub - mrjackwills/havn: A fast configurable port scanner with reasonable defaults

Introduction | asdf #

Manage multiple runtime versions with a single CLI tool

Books #

Firestarters #

Based on interviews with entrepreneurs and leaders in many walks of life, this self-help book gives readers the tools for finding success in their careers, businesses, organizations, and private lives. What is the difference between those bold enough to pursue their dreams and others who never get comfortable enough to ignite their lives? The doers are “Firestarters” and, because of them, the world is a much different, and often, better place. This motivational how-to book provides insights into the crucial difference between people who make things happen and those who only think about making an impact. Based on research from many disciplines and interviews with professionals at the top of their fields, Firestarters creates a complete roadmap to achieve personal success and make an impact in the world. The heart of the book features stories about successful entrepreneurs, CEOs, organizational leaders, and forward-looking thinkers from a variety of professions.

ISBN: 9781633883482

Buy on Amazon

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves #

In a bold and provocative interpretation of economic history, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling author of Genome and The Red Queen, makes the case for an economics of hope, arguing that the benefits of commerce, technology, innovation, and change what Ridley calls cultural evolution will inevitably increase human prosperity.

ISBN: 9780007374816

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Billion Dollar Whale #

Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, this “thrilling” (Bill Gates) New York Times bestseller exposes how a “modern Gatsby” swindled over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs in “the heist of the century” (Axios). Now a #1 international bestseller, Billion Dollar Whale is “an epic tale of white-collar crime on a global scale” (Publishers Weekly), revealing how a young social climber from Malaysia pulled off one of the biggest heists in history. In 2009, a chubby, mild-mannered graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business named Jho Low set in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude. One that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system.

ISBN: 9780316436489

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General #

10 Years After Snowden: Some Things Are Better, Some We’re Still Fighting For #

On May 20, 2013, a young government contractor with an EFF sticker on his laptop disembarked a plane in Hong Kong carrying with him evidence confirming, among other things, that the United States government had been conducting mass surveillance on a global scale. What came next were weeks of…

World likely to breach 1.5C climate threshold by 2027, scientists warn #

UN agency says El Niño and human-induced climate breakdown could combine to push temperatures into ‘uncharted territory’

Monitor your AWS bill #

Nobody likes a surprise bill. Learn some ways to keep your AWS bill under control and avoid that end of the month panic.

Management #

Measuring an engineering organization. #

This is an unedited chapter from O’Reilly’s The Engineering Executive’s Primer. For the past several years, I’ve run a learning circle with engineering executives. The most frequent topic that comes up is career management–what should I do next? The second most frequent topic is measuring engineering teams and organizations–my CEO has asked me to report monthly engineering metrics, what should I actually include in the report? Any discussion about measuring engineering organizations quickly unearths strong opinions.

How To Prioritize Tasks #

Shipping products is hard. What makes it hard is that typical products involve multiple teams and multiple dependencies. Navigating these challenges is non-trivial. There are technical challenges to overcome, but those are typically not the biggest blockers.

How to survive a toxic workplace and how to avoid creating one #

Inspired by a two minute video about how the Navy Seals does it