Thursday, November 20, 2008

Every man is two people

"What is the underlying need, the psychological law behind this common tendency that makes men turn their backs on who they are in their professional lives? Every man is two people, and one hardly knows whether it is in the morning or in the evening that he reverts to his real self."

The Man Without Qualities - Robert Musil

Lao Tzu quote

“Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” - Lao Tzu

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Asynchronous Architectures

Here are some posts about asynchronous architectures that I've been reading recently and found very insightful, including a presentation by Werner Vogels (Amazon CTO).

Asynchronous Architectures 1
Asynchronous Architectures 2
Asynchronous Architectures 3
Asynchronous Architectures 4

Availability & Consistency (Werner Vogels)