Had a wonderful time in Austin last week for the 50th Labiversary, as well as the Austin SWUG. Thank you to everyone that could attend in person and online. We are fortunate in that we get to have fun with our work, and I think you see that come through in the 50th Lab.


Anyway, here's a bunch of links I found on the Intertubz that you may find interesting. Enjoy!


The 13 Future Technology Trends That Will Shape Business And Society

Some of these, like personalized food and 3D printed houses, are worth a conversation. Such discussions about the future of tech are more fun than the reality: 3D food malware.


Why you should standardize your microservices

Wait, why wouldn't you standardize whatever tools and services you are using?


Peloton – The Self-Driving Database Management System

I've seen this promise of a self-tuning database for over 20 years. Maybe the tech finally exists to make this happen, but bad code will always bring the best hardware to its knees. Face it: you can't fix, or predict, stupid.


RethinkDB: why we failed

"... because the open source developer tools market is one of the worst markets one could possibly end up in." Wait a minute—you built a business around an entire ecosystem that wants and expects software to be free, and then you are shocked they wouldn't pay for your software? I guess not everyone graduates top of their MBA class.


DeepTraffic | 6.S094: Deep Learning for Self-Driving Cars

Because I haven't written about autonomous cars in a while, here's a simulator that lets you train the car yourself.


Why You Should Consider Changing Your Echo's Wake Word From Alexa

Because defaults are an easy attack vector, that's why.


Stolen USB Drive Leads to $2.2 Million HIPAA Breach Penalty

Articles like this remind me how far we need to go to help people understand the value of their data. Too many people are taking the most critical asset for any company (the data) and treating it carelessly. You never know the true value of data until it is gone.


If anyone doubts how wonderful our video team is, I'm just going to show them this image:


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