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Silicon Valley TV show

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I feel way too late to the party but last Sunday I discovered a brilliant TV series called Silicon Valley. It’s about a tech start-up Pied Piper which tries to secure funds for its idea and along the way overcomes obstacles like creating the business plan, pitching the idea to investors, handling legal issues, growing the company with competent staff. So far I’ve finished the first...

Computer Science degree

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Every now and then a message on social networks pops up which devalues Computer Science degree. And unsurprisingly this usually comes from people who don’t have CS degree. When this happens I get the urge to punch this person in the face. But I refrain myself engaging. They think because they are “self-taught” or whatever they are better than their colleagues with CS degree...

Humans

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This is another TV show I’ve been watching lately and enjoying. It’s set in England where AI is advanced to the stage where it’s used as a workforce in form of humanoid robots (personal assistants, factory workers, etc). But there exists few robots or synths, as they are called in a show, that acts just like humans. They have consciousness and they can feel. They, synths are...

On developing Android applications

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Developing Android applications is fun thanks to good documentation, lots of guides and zillion examples all over the internet. Programming in Java, not so much. But not discouraging to the point to use libraries which let you write mobile apps in other programming languages like Ionic, PhoneGap or similar. I prefer going native. And besides, 60 % of the time is spent developing and learning...

Internet of Insecure Things (Oct 21 DDoS Attack)

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Last Friday (Oct 21) occurred large two-part distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack which rendered couple of important websites inaccessible for my day-to-day workflow (GitHub, Amazon, Twitter,…). Technically you could still access the site, just not by URL which is a human-friendly website address, but by IP address which is an actual way how machines identify each other in a network...

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