Monthly Archives: April 2014

Information that deserves attention, 2

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Cryptography Primer Josh Benaloh Session 2 – Symmetric Primitives This will be the second of six cryptography primer sessions exploring the basics of modern cryptography. In this session, we’ll explore symmetric ciphers, primitives, and protocols – including AES, cipher modes, hash […]

C++ Memory Model and Low-level Atomic Operations

This article and code examples are based on chapter 5 of C++ Concurrency in Action book by Anthony Williams. Chapter 4 is described here. You can download the code here. We will look at low-level details of the C++11 memory model and atomic operations that provide the basis for synchronization between threads through specializations of […]

Cellular and Molecular Organization of the Brain

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. I will try to post my collection each Monday with new references.. Cellular and Molecular Organization of the Brain Jeanette Norden Jeanette Norden, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Emerita, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, explores how the brain learns […]

Technology Adoption Barriers

Very little to add to these pictures.. But, very interesting story about the origins of Ubiquitous computing, a term coined by Mark Weiser at Xerox Parc in 1988… Please find links below in the references… I must add though, that we know how to solve these problems, given time of course.   References Mark Weizer, […]

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

This article is a quick review of a talk by Warren Berger at Microsoft Research where he presented his book: A More Beautiful Question. The book is about unlocking your inner secrets and ridding of fears to help us innovate by asking a lot of questions. I have not read the book yet, but after […]

Your Future Smart Wristband

This article is a quick overview of the state-of-the-art academic research in wearable sensors as applied to communicating emotion and affection and is based on a talk by Rosalind Picard from MIT Labs at Radcliffe Institute (reference at the end). Although the article is brief, number of references below is significant if you are interested […]