CS Topics: Welcome to Hash World (Ep. 13)

In this episode, I conclude a series on Merkle Trees – or, the key technology and ideas behind distributed systems. I hope this episode captures your imagination to the potential applications of the distributed web.

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Avoiding Death March Projects

What is a death march project? Recognizing Death March projects is easier than you might expect, and avoiding them means simply setting your own boundaries.

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Don’t work for Sh*tBags!

CS Topics: Rand and Xor Magic

In this week’s episode, we dive a bit deeper into the underlying theory behind how random numbers and the importance behind the XOR operator when creating hashes.

This episode does depend on pre-existing knowledge of basic boolean operators. If you aren’t familiar check out this page.

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Hope for the Camel’s Second Hump

Today I offer some advice for those currently staring down the barrel of failing midterm grades for CS and Engineering students.