Gergely Orosz wrote this article on the lessons he learned operating Uber’s payment system. I enjoy reading about other people’s experiences and perhaps you do as well. Some of the things that Gergely presents here resonate with my experiences running systems for Cengage Learning and InSpeed Networks, and performing reviews of the systems of my consulting clients. At least a few these lessons I learned operating nuclear power plants on submarines in the Navy. Yes, I still have the scars, both mental and physical.
If you wander around the exhibition floor of your favorite Information Security conference, you will certainly find companies that sell a security scorecard service for web applications and web sites in general. My first question to these folks is always “how do you score the sites?” In this handy article, Charlie Belmer explains the connection between HTTP Security Headers and Security Scorecard scores, and provides a convenient reference to HTTP Security Headers as well.
Sailors and other military personnel. Medical residents. Students. Truck drivers. Software developers. All are known to experience extended periods without sleep, required by their jobs or circumstances. Others can’t sleep even when they want or need to. But lack of sleep can have serious implications for the affected individual and for those around them, and often, the sleep-deprived person doesn’t even realize that they are performing at a sub-par level. How to Sleep
Here’s a fascinating story about how avocado growers in California are looking to coffee as their next crop as their trees age and the climate changes: Your Coffee Is From Where? California?