Bookmark: Quantum Links

Bookmark: The Architecture of Open Source Applications

Architects look at thousands of buildings during their training, and study critiques of those buildings written by masters. In contrast, most software developers only ever get to know a handful of large programs well—usually programs they wrote themselves—and never study the great programs of history. As a result, they repeat one another’s mistakes rather than building on one another’s successes.

Our goal is to change that. In these two books, the authors of four dozen open source applications explain how their software is structured, and why. What are each program’s major components? How do they interact? And what did their builders learn during their development? In answering these questions, the contributors to these books provide unique insights into how they think. read more

Our World in Data: Global living conditions

I often refer back to this data set when looking for statistics on the history of global living conditions. In times like these we sometimes need something positive to look at, and how far we have come. But as we have learned, history does not always predict the future. It will be interesting to see what impact COVID-19 has on the future of global health as we know it.

One of the more interesting stats from the data:

In 1997, the child mortality rate (< 5) was 8.37%, in 2017, it was 3.91%.

Bookmark: Book Summaries:

I was recently looking for a summarized version of a Random Walk Down Wall Street from Burton Malkiel when I came across this website. These are some really nice “Booklets” which are condensed versions of books, concepts or ideas. These are perfect to get a summary of something you have have already read, or something that interests you and can use to start digging deeper.