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Hacker News - 1 hour 41 min ago
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Oracle WebLogic Vulnerability Targeted One Week After Patching

Security Week - 1 hour 42 min ago

A vulnerability patched one week ago by Oracle in its WebLogic Server product has already been targeted for exploitation.

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AirPods Pro vs. Jabra Elite 75t: After months of testing, here's what I think - CNET

CNET Feed - 1 hour 42 min ago
These are among the best wireless earbuds you can buy, so which pair should you spend your cash on?
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Ask HN: How does high quality source code from Google looks like?

Hacker News - 1 hour 45 min ago

There is a lot of content out there regarding high-quality source code to write maintainable and clean code. This is not what I am looking for.

Every now and then, I read answers from Ex-Google Engineers on questions like "How is it like to be out of Google? What do you miss in the industry?". Often they say "the quality of source code".

I am curious: What is that special to the source code inside Google? What makes them "high quality"? Is it a well-commented code base? That people with less context get a grasp of what the piece of code is doing? Is it a strict following of company-wide coding guidelines? Is it the tooling around that supports the maintenance of the quality?

I am curious to hear answers from people who have experienced the code inside Google. And maybe have concrete examples?

Thanks all.

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24931555

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Home Depot Confirms Data Breach in Order Confirmation SNAFU

Threat Post - 1 hour 45 min ago
Hundreds of emailed order confirmations for random strangers were sent to Canadian customers, each containing personal information.
Categories: Threat Post

Show HN: HN-Inspired Book: Mind Management, Not Time Management

Hacker News - 1 hour 48 min ago

10 years ago, I got a book deal to write Design for Hackers – thanks to the Hacker News community.

Nothing I had learned about productivity prepared me to write a book.

I then dug into the science behind creativity. I wrote a blog post which led to collab. with Dan Ariely on Timeful, which Google bought.

After more experimentation, this week I self published, Mind Management, Not Time Management.

The gist:

- “There’s only 24 hours in a day”. What it really means is “time management” is squeezing blood from a stone.

- You have to be creative to stay relevant in the robot apocalypse.

- We know from the work of neuroscientists Konious and Beeman that insightful thinking is unique. Promoted by a relaxed mood. A fragile state: Hard to get into, easy to ruin.

- We have “peak” and “off-peak” times of day. It’s the off-peak times when you’re more creative.

- 4 stages to creativity: Preparation, Incubation, Illumination, Verification. Respect these stages.

- Work with natural cycles in the day, week, month, or year to go through the 4 stages. (Use night’s sleep as Incubation.)

- Organize tasks not by project but by mental state. Seven mental states I use: Prioritize, Explore, Research, Generate, Polish, Administrate, Recharge.

- Not all hours are equal. There aren’t 24 hours in the day – there’s an hour here or there for various mental states.

- Harness cycles, work by mental state, build systems that account for Incubation.

- You want creative systems to be antifragile. Leave slack for chaos, be ready to capture the opportunities chaos presents.

I put up a sample of the first chapter on my website. That’s over here: https://kdv.co/mmtint

There’s a little more in the free Kindle sample, which is available here: https://kdv.co/mind

Take a look. Does this sound like something that could help you with creative work? Any methods you've found that work for you?

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24931526

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