Playing To The Edge

You cannot have a debate about security, intelligence, terrorism or privacy without bringing in former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden into the conversation. Whether you agree with him or not, he is an individual who was a player on every major and controversial decision for over a decade (1999-2009) in this country. Think for a minute…

The Inescapable Now

It’s looking more and more like a William Gibson or Neal Stephenson novel out there. Governments suing companies to open up security features, a new documentary looking into how our world is wrapped in hackable code, sprinkled in some drones strikes decided by big data and it’s straight armageddon out here right now. Alex Gibney…

25 million lines of Fortran

Originally posted on Coding the markets:
One of my colleagues is ex Bloomberg. He tells me there’s only one thing I need to know about them: “25 million lines of Fortran !”? Apparently they have 1500 coders firefighting, just keeping that legacy monster alive. And there’s a good reason Bloomberg has those 1500 coders keeping…

Americana

I was not a fan of the Grateful Dead growing up. In fact I hated them. I was more of a punk rock/industrial angry music guy anyway.  It was more out of a dislike for the drug/hippie culture that encompassed Dead shows that I really pushed back against and it was a pretty prevalent culture…