Svan

Software analysis

"Living in discovery is at all times preferable to living through assumptions." Rick Rubin

Complexity

Secondary goal of every software development should be to reduce entropy. You can reduce entropy by increasing complexity. But be careful not to introduce complications. Those can diminish your effort and boost the entropy.

Complexity

Simpler systems are usually more efficient than complex systems.

Hypertension

In this study of electronic health records of 38 286 low-risk patients with mild hypertension, no evidence of an association was found between exposure to antihypertensive treatment and mortality or cardiovascular disease. There was evidence that treatment may be associated with an increased risk of adverse events, such as hypotension, syncope, and acute kidney injury.
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2708195

JavaScript

Twenty years of stagnation or maybe even wrong headed direction. If your dev team gets into prolonged discussions about wonders of Angular, Ember, Node, Webpack or NPM just run, run away and don't look back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc5Np9OqDHU

Knowledge

"As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance." Ryan Holiday

Knowledge

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." Daniel Boorstin

Pablo Picasso

"Every child is an artist. The challenge is staying an artist when you grow up." Pablo Picasso

Knowledge

There are only two systems that create knowledge: evolution and humans. David Deutsch

Patience

"The pressure to deliver doesn't grant us time to consider all possibilities. Yet it's through deliberate action and repetition that we gain deeper insights." Rick Rubin

Places of nuclear disasters

Midair collision dumped four U.S. hydrogen bombs near a southern Spanish village of Palomares in 1966. None of the bombs exploded, but the plutonium filled detonators on two went off, spreading several pounds of highly radioactive plutonium 239 across the landscape around Palomares.

Ten commandments of Montenegro

1. Man is born tired and lives to rest.
2. Love thy bed as you love thyself.
3. Rest during the day, so you can sleep at night.
4. Do not work. Work kills.
5. If you see someone resting, help them out.
6. Work as little as you can and transfer all the work you can to another.
7. There is salvation in shade. Nobody died from resting.
8. Work causes illness. Do not pass away young.
9. If you feel the urge to work, sit down, wait, and you’ll see it will pass.
10. When you see people eating and drinking, approach them. When you see them working, turn back and do not trouble them.

Burnout

Burnout happens when we become locked in a cycle of caring about results of our actions but with no meaningful control over those outcomes.

Face masks

Although titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a suspected human carcinogen when inhaled, fiber-grade TiO2 (nano)particles were demonstrated in synthetic textile fibers of face masks intended for the general public. Titanium dioxide particles intended for general use require regulatory control: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-06605-w

Science

"Science requires an almost complete openness to all ideas. On the other hand it requires the most rigorous and uncompromising scepticism." Carl Sagan

Cato

"An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes." Cato

Software frameworks

Nice summary about why frameworks may hurt maintenance of your application. Many of them grew into such a bloat over the years that they stifle not only maintenance but also development agility and innovation. https://berk.es/2022/09/06/frameworks-harm-maintenance/

Coronavirus

Jeffrey D. Sachs head of Lancet commission looking into origin of the virus. We need to take back science. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtfIIG8iYIk

Science

Science evolves one funeral at a time.

Housing Crisis

How Tokyo Avoided the Affordable Housing Crisis: https://www.konichivalue.com/p/contrarian-investing-how-tokyo-avoided . Short answer: The Japanese system has only 12 zones and it encourages mixed uses. Housing can be built in every of these 12 zones except two. Tokyo builds.

Covid-19

Yuri Deigin: Thunder out of China: https://inference-review.com/article/thunder-out-of-china

Covid Vaccine

Deception about covid vaccine safety: https://joomi.substack.com/p/i-was-deceived-about-covid-vaccine?s=r

Covid Vaccine

Abstract 10712: Observational Findings of PULS Cardiac Test Findings for Inflammatory Markers in Patients Receiving mRNA Vaccines: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/circ.144.suppl_1.10712

Covid Vaccine

Safety and efficacy of BNT162b2 Covid 19 vaccine: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2034577

Warren Buffett

"You only discover who’s been swimming naked when the tide goes out" Warren Buffett.

Covid Vaccine

FDA discloses that more people with Pfizer died than those receiving placebo: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/fda-quietly-discloses-that-21-not-15-people-died-during-pfizers-jab-trials/

Covid Vaccine

Joomi Kim on how she was deceived on covid vaccine safety. Underreported and censored injuries. Evidence form multiple independent sources. https://joomi.substack.com/p/i-was-deceived-about-covid-vaccine

Covid Vaccine

"indicating a high viral load even among people who were fully vaccinated"
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)02243-1/fulltext

Covid Vaccine

Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial
https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2635

Free speech

Obligation to challenge is a safety factor!

Svan

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