The Need to Read

Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small.

We all ask each other a lot of questions. But we should all ask one question a lot more often: “What are you reading?”

It’s a simple question but a powerful one, and it can change lives.

Source: The Need to Read – WSJ

List of Computer Science courses with video lectures.

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Source: cs-video-courses/ at master · Developer-Y/cs-video-courses · GitHub

$15 Production Kubernetes Cluster on DigitalOcean

As you might already know, I’m into containers, static configuration and self-service infrastructures. Naturally, I love Kubernetes, which I consider the most promising cluster scheduler around.

In fact, the biggest reason to use containers is that they make it possible for something like Kubernetes to operate your cluster. Cluster scheduler like Kubernetes, Mesos or Swarm take care of deploying and moving your applications around without requiring an Operator to allocate resources and redeploy services manually.

Cluster schedulers are here to stay. They will become as ubiquitous as version control and getting experience with it is something I can encourage everyone in the DevOps world to do. Especially if your job is mainly operating. Chances are, your job gets automated.

Source: $15 Production Kubernetes Cluster on DigitalOcean

The Simple Economics of Machine Intelligence

All human activities can be described by five high-level components: data, prediction, judgment, action, and outcomes. For example, a visit to the doctor in response to pain leads to: 1) x-rays, blood tests, monitoring (data), 2) diagnosis of the problem, such as “if we administer treatment A, then we predict outcome X, but if we administer treatment B, then we predict outcome Y” (prediction), 3) weighing options: “given your age, lifestyle, and family status, I think you might be best with treatment A; let’s discuss how you feel about the risks and side effects” (judgment); 4) administering treatment A (action), and 5) full recovery with minor side effects (outcome).

Source: The Simple Economics of Machine Intelligence