TTL CPU Ten Years of Magic

The Magic-1 HomebrewCPU successfully computed Fibonacci(10) at just before midnight on April 13, 2004. A decade later, it’s still running. This is a video tour of Magic-1, including a dive into the micro-architecture, demos of running programs and a tear-down.

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Agility: mindset makeovers are critical

The divisional general manager looked at me quizzically as we discussed characteristics of agile organizations. I could see the manager, who had led several thousand people over two decades, was struggling to process such notions as autonomous teams, rapid experimentation with unknown risks, and inviting customers into “backroom” design discussions.

In today’s dynamic markets, leaders need very different mindsets from those used to manage traditional organizations in less-demanding times. We find that three primary mindset shifts are required to lead agile organizations designed for innovation, collaboration and value creation.

Full article mckinsey.com

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prof. Dave Snowden – Cynefin in practice

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Jeff Bezos On Why It’s Always Day 1 at Amazon

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Official Intelligence

In his letter to shareholders last spring, Jeff Bezos explained his longstanding mantra “It’s still Day 1” by describing Day 2: “Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day 1.” Then Bezos laid out his principles for keeping the vitality of Day 1 alive:

True Customer Obsession
A Skeptical View of Proxies
Eager Adoption of External Trends
High-Velocity Decision Making

Complete story

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How to build 8-bit computer

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Can anyone …

can anyone

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Learn how computers add numbers and build a 4 bit adder circuit

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Reliable releases and rollbacks – CRE life lessons

One of the most common causes of service outages is releasing a new version of the service binaries; no matter how good your testing and QA might be, some bugs only surface when the affected code is running in production. Over the years, Google Site Reliability Engineering has seen many outages caused by releases, and now assumes that every new release may contain one or more bugs.

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GUI interface using visual basic to track the killers IP address CSI

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