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Sticking To What Works

Technology changes every day, but that doesn’t mean we should change our tools.

I was building a new side project. It was going to be focused on weather data, specifically tornadoes. I already know Django on the back-end, but I didn’t know Tailwind CSS on the front.

Published on: January 10, 2024

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Did You Launch First?

Google is backed into a corner right now with artificial intelligence.

The tech chamber of the internet already assumed this was true. Google is a “build in public” type of company. This means exactly how it sounds, they update the public on their progress in building a product.

Before the past 3 months, there wasn’t a peep out of Google about AI.

Published on: January 10, 2024

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The Greatest Tech Acquisition of All Time

YouTube may go down as one of the greatest acquisitions of all time.

On October 9th, 2006, Google announced the news. They had agreed to acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion.

People thought this was absurd.

Mark Cuban wrote a blog post saying Google is crazy. He specifically brought up the legal liabilities the company would face with video-first software.

Do you think he regrets that one?

Published on: January 10, 2024

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The History of the Internet Often Rhymes

Around 60 years ago, the US and USSR were in the middle of the Cuban missile crisis.

The big concern for the US Administration was:

  • What happens if our long-distance telephone plant goes down?
  • How can we communicate?

A missile could target the “center” of the network and it would be destroy everything. The US was worried about how they would communicate in a post-nuclear attack.

Paul Baran had an idea:

Published on: January 10, 2024

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