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Four Short Links: Tues., Sept 8th 2009

  1. Rand in Repose: Your People — Rand talks about the idea of Your People.

    “These are a strange lot of people you’ve discovered in a motley array of places because you were searching for them. […] while Your People may be less work, they are harder people to have in your life. These are not people that let you sit in place, these are people who hold a mirror up to your [screw-ups], and who explain, in excruciating detail, exactly what you don’t want to hear. If they did not do these things, they would not be Your People.”

  2. Ars Technica: “Anonymized” data really isn’t—and here’s why not —

    As Ohm notes, this illustrates a central reality of data collection: “data can either be useful or perfectly anonymous but never both.”

    The government hasn’t created 1984. The consumers have.

  3. Dan Gilbert asks, “Why are we happy?” — Cool TED talk about how the “psychological immune system” works to make happiness … well … work … even if the plans we made never come together.
  4. Seth Godin’s Blog: Achievable avalanche opportunities —

    “The specific jackpot, sure we’ll sign up for that, but amorphous and ethereal is largely beyond our ability to imagine and sacrifice for.”

Travis Campbell
Staff Systems Engineer at ghostar
Travis Campbell is a seasoned Linux Systems Engineer with nearly two decades of experience, ranging from dozens to tens of thousands of systems in the semiconductor industry, higher education, and high volume sites on the web. His current focus is on High Performance Computing, Big Data environments, and large scale web architectures.