Links for Week 14 of 2016

This week I bookmarked 11 interesting links tagged development, serverless, git, remote, web, photography, work, aws, amazon, machine learning, security, email and browser.

  1. HTTPS Everywhere: Encryption for All Sites — News at This is a wonderful side benefit of the EFF and Let's Encrypt. Free encryption for millions of websites!
  2. Deep Learning - An MIT Press book at The Deep Learning textbook is a resource intended to help students and practitioners enter the field of machine learning in general and deep learning in particular.
  3. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Remote Work (After 5 Years of Experience) at My no.1 conclusion? This thing is not easy, at least not for me. However, it’s also incredibly rewarding, and, in the long run, I think that those rewards make it worth the effort.
  4. Amazon 2015 Letter to Shareholders at This year, Amazon became the fastest company ever to reach $100 billion in annual sales. Also this year, Amazon Web Services is reaching $10 billion in annual sales … doing so at a pace even faster than Amazon achieved that milestone.
  5. Abandoning Gitflow and GitHub in favour of Gerrit at Gerrit has certainly been the right tool for our team. It allows us to work with code reviews in an efficient manner again, resulting in more time developing which is what every developer wants. Even though we’ve just scratched on the surface of what gerrit has to offer it should give an idea of the main benefits it could bring in terms of follow up on existing code reviews over time.
  6. Amazon cloud has 1 million users and is near $10 billion in annual sales —Ars Technica at Amazon Web Services (AWS) will become a $10 billion business this year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a letter to shareholders this week.
  7. FBI: $2.3 Billion Lost to CEO Email Scams —Krebs on Security at Amazing how effective this is.
  8. Serverless: Initial Learnings (part 1) — Medium at There are both good and bad things with serverless…My plan is to write some posts on what I’ve learned from a practical point of view. There are issues to resolve and there are things that need to be worked out so that we have a (hopefully) common approach to fixing them for the future.
  9. Techies at Techies is a portrait project focused on sharing stories of tech employees in Silicon Valley.
  10. [Urgent]: The Most Important Thing You’ll Learn About Email Subject Lines Today at Ten subject line abbreviations and phrases that will make email work for you. Include them to increase clarity and avoid unnecessary email exchanges, thereby improving life for you and for everyone you email.
  11. Brave Software | Building a Better Web at The new Brave browser automatically blocks ads and trackers, making it faster and safer than your current browser. Soon, micropayments and better ads will give users and publishers a better deal.