Links for Week 3 of 2016

This week I bookmarked 13 interesting links tagged funny, reddit, management, journaling, saas, wow, cooking, programming, smoker, salesforce, leadership, video, cloud, rc, security, retail, was, nonprofit and cabin.

  1. Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Oven | Fornetto at fornetto.com Featuring solid cast iron doors, stainless steel oven interiors and a separate fire chamber, the Fornetto ovens offer a safe and easy way of creating authentic pizzas, amazing roast meats, baked breads, pastas and desserts or smoking an endless variety of foods in your own backyard or patio.
  2. A 10-Year Study Reveals What Great Executives Know and Do at hbr.org As part of our ten-year longitudinal study on executive transitions, which included more than 2,700 leadership interviews, we did a rigorous statistical analysis (including more than 90 regression analyses) to isolate the skills of the top-performing executives.
  3. 2015/16 Euro Offroad Series Rd2 - 4wd A-Main Leg 1 - YouTube at www.youtube.com Action from 4wd A-Main Leg 1 at the second round of the 2015/16 Euro Offroad Series held at the Hudy Racing Arena in Trencin, Slovakia
  4. The 10 Practices of the Coaching-Leader at leadershipfreak.wordpress.com The practices of coaching maximize talent and enable fulfillment.
  5. Object-Oriented Programming: A Disaster Story at medium.com Over my whole programming experience, I've gone back and forth on the question of object-oriented programming, yay or nay. In this last year, though, I've finally settled conclusively in the nay column, and this is my attempt to articulate exactly why.
  6. The worst mistake of computer science at www.lucidchart.com Uglier than a Windows backslash, odder than ===, more common than PHP, more unfortunate than CORS, more disappointing than Java generics, more inconsistent than XMLHttpRequest, more confusing than a C preprocessor, flakier than MongoDB, and more regrettable than UTF-16, the worst mistake in computer science was introduced in 1965.
  7. Now Available: AWS Certificate Manager at blogs.aws.amazon.com Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) is a must-have whenever sensitive data is moved to and from a website. For example, sites that need to meet compliance requirements such as PCI-DSS, FedRAMP, and HIPAA make extensive use of SSL/TLS. Unfortunately, provisioning and managing SSL/TLS certificates can entail a lot of work that is usually manual and not easily automated.
  8. The New YNAB Business Model | YNAB at www.youneedabudget.com A popular question we're getting is around the switch of our business model from a one-time-fee-then-hopefully-buy-upgrades to a subscription model. Here's why!
  9. Add "ing" to the end of a movie title, what is the movie about now? : AskReddit at www.reddit.com Add "ing" to the end of a movie title, what is the movie about now?
  10. How we’re putting the Microsoft Cloud to work for the public good at blogs.microsoft.com As Satya Nadella announced today, we’re committed to putting the Microsoft Cloud to work for the public good. That’s why Microsoft Philanthropies, with support from Microsoft Research and Microsoft Business Development, will donate $1 billion in Microsoft cloud services to nonprofits and university researchers over the next three years.
  11. Experience with Rules-Based Programming for Distributed Concurrent Fault-Tolerant Code at blog.acolyer.org To demonstrate applicability outside of the RAMCloud system, the team also re-wrote the Hadoop Map-Reduce job scheduler (which uses a traditional event-based state machine approach) using rules. The original code has three state machines containing 34 states with 163 different transitions, about 2,250 lines of code in total. The rules-based re-implementation required 19 rules in 3 tasks with a total of 117 lines of code and comments.
  12. Salesforce Announces New Marketing Cloud Services, Empowering Retailers to Create Smarter 1-to-1 Customer Journeys - MarketWatch at www.marketwatch.com Salesforce Marketing Cloud is a digital marketing hub that makes it possible for marketers to plan, personalize and optimize 1-to-1 customer journeys across multiple channels. It brings together all the things that matter to marketers – a complete view of the customer, content, personalization, all digital marketing channels (email, mobile, web, apps, social, advertising) and the power of the customer journey. By nurturing customers through triggered and automated journeys as well as collecting data to develop more personalized future campaigns, retailers can engage customers in a smarter way and predict their likelihood to take specific actions.
  13. Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal. at hbr.org Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day.