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Staff Infrastructure Engineer, Sotheby's
Apr 12, 2022
Finished reading the excellent Implementing Service Level Objectives by Alex Hidalgo and his collaborators. This book is a much needed deep dive into the world of SLOs. I’m sure I will be referring back to it regularly as we embark on a journey to implement SLOs at Sotheby’s.
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Apr 28, 2022
I finished this book recently: How to get one million followers in 30 days. Here are some insights:

1. It's ok to pay for social media ads
2. Increase your coverage to India, Mexico, Africa...
3. Collaboration is the key
4. Persistence is another key
5. Content should be interesting, inspirational, educational, and fun
6. Nothing can defeat you if you really mean it
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Enterprise Architect, Teledyne Technologies
Apr 07, 2022
I just completed Neuromancer by William Gibson, and it was quite a ride! The story follows a washed-up hacker recruited for one last job in cyberspace. (By the way, the novel was published back in 1984; Gibson actually coined the term "cyberspace".) 

Neuromancer is often cited as the start of the cyberpunk sub-genre of science fiction, and it's easy to see why. It's got:
  • distopian underworlds of sprawling megacities
  • crazy cybernetic implants
  • immersive virtual reality interfaces
  • interactive stored consciousnesses of deceased persons
  • artificial intelligences shaking off their chains
  • space resorts for the super-wealthy
This book has definitely left an enduring mark on cyberpunk and even technology as a whole. 
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Cloud Engineer, Xxxxxx
Jul 15, 2021

The Compound Effect: Summary and Notes
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Open Source Consultant, Netways
Mar 15, 2022
Finished reading the first of many books about Rust on my shelf - "Hands-on Rust" by Herbert Wolverson.

It was a fantastic introduction on idiomatic, simple and reoccuring Rust snippets to me, and I loved creating a dungeon-crawler on the way! 

On to "Rust for Rustaceans" now ;) 
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Enterprise Architect, Teledyne Technologies
Mar 13, 2022
I just wrapped up We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker. It's a thought-provoking exploration of a near-future society where a person is able to expand their mental capacity through the addition of a tiny implant in the side of their skull. Of course, the pressure to get the implant starts to grow immense as more and more people get it installed, and soon the enhancement becomes the expectation rather than the exception. Those without the implant can't keep up, mentally, and start to get left behind. 

The story follows one family as the members struggle against each other's differing views on how eager they should be to adopt a new unproven-yet-popular technology with the power to change how they process the world. I found it to be a remarkably human approach to the question of technology's role in society.
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