“Be the Master” – an Update

I’ve begun the long journey toward the 2nd Edition of Be the Master, slated for an early 2019 release. Yeah… a long journey, given that it’s a spare-time project.

For those of you who obtained the book on Leanpub, you’ll begin seeing the 2nd edition in draft form Real Soon Now, with periodic updates throughout 2018. The original 1st edition will remain available in Kindle and paperback format on Amazon.

If you’re interested in seeing the 2nd edition as it’s written, pick it up on Leanpub soon. The Leanpub minimum price will rise in March 2018. Prior to March 2018, Leanpub still has the complete 1st edition, which means you can download it and squirrel it away somewhere, so you’ve got a complete copy to work with versus the draft editions that will start appearing in March 2018.

The second edition will be released on Amazon for Kindle and paperback in early 2019.

We Clearly Need to Discuss the Stock Market

All the news has been focused on are the “plunges” in the US stock market, with headlines pounding home the fact that “the stock market” has had “historic” drops this week. Before you sell off your 401(k) and hide in the basement, let’s consider some less-hyped facts.

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“Be the Master” – the Audiobook

Thought I’d share this quick excerpt from Be the Master’s in-progress audiobook. Spent about a day dialing in the audio to what I hope will meet Audible.com’s specifications, but if not, there are other places I can publish it ;). Enjoy, and hope you’re having a great weekend!

(BTW, comments are welcome about the audio technical quality and specifications, especially if you can make them actionable – e.g., tell me what to do to fix something. I’m not an audio guy.)

 

A Minimal Server OS

As I’ve written here before, I do believe that the current concept of “operating system,” at least with regard to servers, is on the way out. Not quickly, of course – these things take time – but faster than you might think. So I wanted to take a moment to perform a little thought experiment: what’s the minimum an “operating system” really needs to do? How much of our current “OS” thinking can we just ditch outright?

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