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Links for Thursday, June 11, 2009

  • Jeff Moser: The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection – “In just 220 milliseconds, two endpoints on the Internet came together, provided enough credentials to trust each other, set up encryption algorithms, and started to send encrypted traffic.” – Very interesting to see how HTTPS works.
  • Ditaa: Diagrams Through ASCII Art – “ditaa is a small command-line utility written in Java, that can convert diagrams drawn using ascii art (‘drawings’ that contain characters that resemble lines like | / – ), into proper bitmap graphics.
  • Matt Mullenweb: The Way I Work – “My management strategy is to find extremely self-motivated and talented people and then let them go. There’s no manager looking over your shoulder every day, so you need to be able to completely direct yourself. For every person we hire, we might get 800 applications.
  • Mark Cuban: Success & Motivation 2009 – “In this kind of economy, it really is a numbers game. You are going to have to keep on applying for everything and anything that opens a door you want to walk through. You can never slow down. Its hard work finding a job. If you have bills you have to pay, and it means taking a night job in order to keep looking for the day job or to keep a job you want, do it.