Collection of useful, relevant or just fun places on the Internets for 4th June 2013 and a bit commentary about what I’ve found interesting about them:
The whole story about PayPal and bug disclosure by a 17yr old hacker is much more interesting.
- The bug was reported second and therefore the bounty was already claimed
- You must be 18 to have a PayPal account. They only pay out using their own service – which is reasonable (petty, but reasonable).
- The hacker may have disclosed publicly instead of reporting it to PayPal. The bounty was intended to reward a reduction in work at PayPal by taking time to patch a flaw. Public disclosure causes extra cost to rush through a fix.
Not surprisingly, PayPal is not good at communicating to customers (as we all know) and they mucked it up. And they still don’t know how to recover from their mistakes. No one really likes PayPal and expects them to act like idiots. That’s what you get when you overcharge and under-service your customers.
Interop Blog | News from the Leading IT Conference and Expo » Blog Archive » Top 10 Ranked Speakers at Interop Las Vegas – Congratulations to Michele “Mrs Y” Chubrika and Ivan for making Top 10 presenters at Interop. Notable about this announcement is that four of the top 10 presenters would be correctly described as “bloggers” not vendors, analysts or customers. In the past, Interop presentations have been criticsed as simple vendor shills or analyst self promotion exercises instead of useful training content so perhaps we will see a return to quality content.
We’ve had time to collect all of the evaluation data and now have a conclusive top 10 ranked speakers from Interop Las Vegas 2013. We had excellent feedback and want to say thanks again to all you who presented and contributed to a great event.
CCDE Group Study Mailing List Formed – Sign Up via URL If You Like – Ethan banks is making a run at the CCDE certification. He has setup a mailing list for candidates.
I built a Google Groups mailing list for people interested in CCDE. Yes, there’s a Cisco Learning Network CCDE community, but it’s lightly traveled. Plus, you’re forced to use the web interface from what I can tell. (Someone let me know if I’m wrong about that – maybe I didn’t click/mash my way through enough icons to find the right settings.) Since I’d much rather have a mail-only option, here we go.
Teamwork in a Disconnected Environment – I can agree with this. Being the “network guy” is a lonely job since there are relatively few of us are required to maintain the platform. Windows / VMware / Applications requires a lot more resources to achieve the same result.
I do miss being on a technical team where I work with my peers regularly, but that is part of the consulting world. There are ways to help build some of that team camaraderie, like Twitter, email lists, social sites, etc, but it is just not the same and the team members have to participate. Do you work on a team that does not have regular interaction? How do you build that camaraderie within your team?
Your Company Doesn’t Care About You – The Tech Interview – Bang on the money.
This is true but the words ‘resource’ and ‘asset’ were carefully chosen. A resource is something to be mined for value. Please don’t be fooled into thinking that your company cares about you as a person. Your company does care about your ability to deliver value. You have been hired because your company believes you can generate more value than it costs it to employ you. If you cease delivering value then your company may choose to cease employing you.
The best career advice you can ever learn is that the company and co-workers only care about your ability to deliver. This makes their life easier. In general terms, your personal life is your problem.
With 1M new downloads in 3 months, Node.js momentum just keeps on keeping on — Tech News and Analysis – Article on GigaOm talkng the growing momentum behind Node.js. I especially note the use case as an API gateway. My mental wheels are spinning on that idea.