The 10 books that changed my career as a software engineer
The move away from myth and toward reason is an ancient human impulse. But must enchantment be the enemy of enlightenment?
ry experiences (freelancing lead to salaried industry jobs) in my lectures. The students seem to like the stories, and it helps to make that topic more memorable/relevant to
We gathered three hundred data points for 150,000 websites, or roughly 1% of US small businesses. I also grabbed PageSpeed scores and SERPs for each and every one
Speech by Adm. Hyman Rickover outlining his views on the importance of having purpose and perseverance.
“People are seeing for themselves that only children are not lonely.”
I have been playing with options. While I made some decent profit initially, but a couple of bad moves wiped it all. So far I am breaking even. But options feels like a lot more like gambling. Obviously, there are people making living off options and day trading. But hard to find such mentors in real life. I knew one person who was full time commodities trader but I am not sure how big was his account. With small account balance you would be taking on more risky bets to earn livable wage.
Now I am thinking Real Estate might be better investment and wealth building tool. I know several people who are making decent money from their RE investments. Though none of them are truly retired though, still working their day jobs.
“Why Real Estate Made Me A Millionaire and Investing In Stocks Did Not – MyWifeQuitHerJob.com”
— Read on mywifequitherjob.com/why-real-estate-made-me-a-millionaire-and-investing-in-stocks-did-not/
In this Father’s Day photo essay, Melinda shares some of her favorite throwback photos and pays tribute to her dad, Ray French.
Source: The difference a dad can make
Research led by the University of Exeter, published in Scientific Reports and funded by NIHR, found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in nature a week are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological wellbeing than those who don’t visit nature at all during an average week. However, no such benefits were found for people who visited natural settings such as town parks, woodlands, country parks and beaches for less than 120 minutes a week.
It also appears that belonging to the London cluster made writers substantially more productive. Mitchell finds that the average writer in London saw their productivity go up by 12 percent. By comparison, writers in smaller clusters, in Dublin, Edinburgh, Oxford, and Cambridge, saw no such gains. Furthermore, being part of the London cluster increased the likelihood of an author having their work published in any given year by 24 percent.
Posting anon.In 2009, the startup where I was working was hitting the skids, and our investors (correctly) were not willing to back us. We all kept grinding for a month or two in honorable futility, but after a while, my bank account depleted and I had to go.To make various ends meet and to keep my mental health during the wind down however, I took up some contract work that I found through various friends in the SF startup scene. One company that I really liked and did some small stuff for was Burbn, which was a mobile-only location check-in that was hinged around taking photos of your location.Missing my friends in NYC (I made a lot of friends in SF, but my inner circle were my college buddies from CMU; I went to tech and they went finance, sigh), I decided to leave SF to head to NYC and get a fresh start.As I was leaving, I wanted to tie up a few loose ends, so I emailed my contact at Burbn and said I was likely to be unavailable for any more work, but that I liked the project and hoped for the best for him. He responded and said that he was near funding on a small pivot, and that if I was interested, there might be a full-time role available. I declined – I was mentally done with SF and the startup scene (Larry Chiang, 111 Minna, the rise of FB spam-crap like RockYou, etc.) as it was then.That person was Kevin Systrom; that pivot was Instagram.
A Comparison of Backtesting Tools
— Read on www.aaii.com/journal/article/a-comparison-of-backtesting-tools
But some sleep specialists caution that these apps and devices may provide inaccurate data and can even exacerbate symptoms of insomnia. Fiddling with your phone in bed, after all, is bad sleep hygiene. And for some, worrying about sleep goals can make bedtime anxiety even worse.There’s a name for an unhealthy obsession with achieving perfect sleep: orthosomnia. It was coined by researchers from Rush University Medical School and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in a 2017 case study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Do you ever get that feeling when listening to a great song that makes all the hairs on your arm stand on end? Personally this writer can remember getting chills when listening to ‘Whole Lotta Love’
This was one of my favorite game ever. Great read.
Yes please always own your content.
Nope. Not doing it. Always own your platform.
Source: Always Own Your Platform
Trying to recover some of my loss on AAPL Iron Condor. I was trying to go delta neutral on AAPL, well it was delta neutral yesterday but today my overall AAPL is negative delta. That means if AAPL rises, I lose money.
I have been trading options for a bit but starting to keep journal of my trades here. I have lost some serious money in it but also made some money, overall I am breakeven at this point. Based on my previous experience, I will avoid making big risky trades in options and keep my risk to $500 or less while I still learn this.
My current portfolio:
June 21 Expirations
|AAPL||Iron Condor||195/200/205/210||370 Credit||$500||Sold before trade war started. Now it is looking a loser trade.|
|CARA||Iron Condor||10/12.5/22.5/25||$828 Credit||$1750||Strike prices are way out of 1 standard deviation. Pretty good ratio of reward to risk.|
|LULU||Iron Condor||150/160/190/200||$361 Credit||$1000||Earnings are coming up. Could spike up or down after earnings. Though strike prices are around 1 standard deviations when I bought it, I lost big on INTU. Need to stop doing earning plays.|
|ORCL||Iron Condor||48/52/55/59||$361 credit||$1200||No earnings, 1 std. deviations away strike price when I bought it but $52 put is ITM. Probably should close this position if it keeps dropping|
|ORCL||Iron Condor||47/51/56/60||$383 credit||$1200||Bought this to try laddering but now I don’t like it. Too concentrated in one position. If Oracle keeps falling, I will lose $2400 instead of $1200.|
|SBUX||Iron Condor||72.5/75/80/82.5||$440||$1250||No earnings, 1 std. deviations away strike price. Looks like it is behaving as expected.|
|SNAP||Call Credit Spread||12.5/13||This was a mistake. Bought $13 call but it kept falling, I could have closed position but selling an opening $12.5 call earned me more credit. It is overall loser trade, will try to close it as soon as possible.|
June 28th Expirations
SPY Long Call at $295 expiration. When market was rising, I would buy calls and sell them at 20-30% profits. It was easy money. And whenever there was a dip, I would double my position and still come out ahead. Here I did same thing but market has not bounced back and unlikely to. I would lose almost $2000 here.
July 19th Expirations
|CAT||Debit PUT Spread||110/120||$275||Trade war and down trending market.|
|QQQ||Credit Call Spread||186/187||$119||$400||1 std deviation, trade war. Buying ETF reduced risk of huge spikes.|
I have been watching TastyTrade and OptionAlpha videos. A lot of useful information.
Really good discussion here
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For the past seven years, I’ve considered the iPad my main computer. Not my only one, and not the most powerful one I own, but the computer which I use and enjoy using the most.
No matter what you accomplish, achieve or do, somebody is always up to something far more epic than you are if you live your life through the lens of your Facebook news feed.
And that’s what we’re finding in lab animals — the brain and body actually perform better during fasting. In the case of the brain, cognitive function, learning, memory, and alertness are all increased by fasting. And in the body, we recently found that mice maintained on an alternate-day fasting diet during a month of treadmill training have better endurance than mice fed every day. So intermittent fasting enhanced the mice’s physical performance.
Sing a simple song and sprinkle some sacred dust.
As software engineers, we’re kind of spoiled in many ways. For the most part, we get to enjoy higher than average compensation, pretty good work-life balance, and a slew of interesting things t
Abstract. Studies suggest that sleep supports persistent changes in the neuronal representation of emotional experiences such that they are remembered better a
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