Category: Software development

Reading Time: 4 minutes Or ransomware as a service or RaaS, please refer to this Pensacola News Journal article, search for “Black Basta” for the detailed information. I felt this article was well written. Unfortunately, this one is the place I used to work – Ascension Health (company official note on this cyber security event). I also talked about

May 14, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes I talked about arbitrage quite a bit in my blog, but in terms of profit I didn’t make much until year 2022 – I followed Warren Buffett and bought into Microsoft Activision Blizzard acquisition. I got this idea when I attended #BRK2022 shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. Most recently, I speculated a few more, one

April 23, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes cobble together per Collins Dictionary: If you say that someone has cobbled something together, you mean that they have made or produced it roughly or quickly. Or Google AI overview – “Cobble together” is an American English phrasal verb that means to produce something quickly or roughly, often without great care or effort. For example,

April 20, 2024

Reading Time: 3 minutes (04-11-2024) Big tech in this new regulatory environment in general, Andy Jassy (CEO of Amazon) was talking to CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin this morning on Squawk Box. I think Andy has a good point. (Update 04-06-2024) Yesterday it was somewhat educational to me in terms of the Apple ecosystem. I need to project screen along

March 27, 2024

Reading Time: 4 minutes (Update 04-05-2024 BleepingComputer) Panera Bread week-long IT outage caused by ransomware attack (Update 03-27-2024) Both the app and the website are back, fully functional as of now (this morning). Btw, I cleaned up a few CC in my account (from 6 to 3); also enabled 2 factor authentication for MyPanera account (via SMS, not perfect,

March 25, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes I can think of two scenarios: one is acquisition is done via cash; another one is done by stocks (and the stock itself is overvalued). The yardstick of overpayment ====== EBITA or EBITDA (or use Charlie Munger’s word, replace it with bullshit) I know from my own software industry experience, 10x sales (or revenue) is

March 23, 2024

Reading Time: 2 minutes Blue and green bubble divide As mentioned here in the CBS News YT video – “Breaking down the Apple antitrust lawsuit”. iMessage vs text message. I noticed some issues in the group text messages in the past: for example, I can not add someone on Android to a group text. If one of the member

March 22, 2024

Reading Time: 4 minutes (04-09-2024) Change Healthcare faces second ransomware dilemma weeks after ALPHV attack || So in summary, ransomware attack poses two threats: 1) Loss of data, if they bad guys encrypts the data; 2) Leak of data, in the case a company or an organization (the victim) restores the data from backup (without paying the attacker), the

March 9, 2024

Reading Time: < 1 minute I am teaching a database course this semester at a local university. It seems install MySQL on Windows is not very straightforward. Something I didn’t realize as personally I am on the Mac for a while. I looked around and summarized the following choices. Local MySQL vs online databases – Top 9 free online databases  

February 13, 2024
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