Bicycle vs. Ferrari Scuderia

November 12th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Watch this man do a jaw-dropping, white-knuckle-inducing, sphincter-puckering speed of 207mph (333km/h) on a bicycle.

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“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters,…

November 10th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

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How quitting my corporate job for my startup dream f*cked my life up
And five questions I wish I had asked myself at the very beginning

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The DB-Engines Ranking ranks database management systems according to their popularity….

November 5th, 2014 by Terrence Miao 1 comment »

The DB-Engines Ranking ranks database management systems according to their popularity. The ranking is updated monthly.

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DB-Engines Ranking – popularity ranking of database management systems
233 systems in ranking, November 2014. Rank, Last Month, DBMS, Database Model, Score, Changes. 1. 1. Oracle · Relational DBMS, 1452.13, -19.77. 2. 2. MySQL · Relational DBMS, 1279.08, +16.11. 3. 3. Microsoft SQL Server · Relational DBMS, 1220.20, +0.59 …

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How do you make a small fortune in horse racing? Start with a large fortune.

November 4th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

How do you make a small fortune in horse racing? Start with a large fortune.

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Smart money at the Melbourne Cup is nowhere near the horses
HOW do you make a small fortune in horse racing? Start with a large fortune.

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If you are a Java programmer, and you want to spend more time with family and friends,…

November 4th, 2014 by Terrence Miao 4 comments »

If you are a Java programmer, and you want to spend more time with family and friends, you should learn Scala.

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14 Rules for Faster-Loading Web Sites with the examples

November 4th, 2014 by Terrence Miao 2 comments »

14 Rules for Faster-Loading Web Sites with the examples

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High Performance Web Sites
14 Rules for Faster-Loading Web Sites. These rules are the key to speeding up your web pages. They’ve been tested on some of the most popular sites on the Internet and have successfully reduced the response times of those pages by 25-50%. The key insight behind these best practices is the …

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"I'm not a prude about it, but to quite an extent, gambling is a tax on…

November 2nd, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

"I'm not a prude about it, but to quite an extent, gambling is a tax on ignorance. You just put it in and guys like me don't pay the taxes — it relieves taxes on those who don't gamble. I find it socially revolting when a government preys on its citizens rather than serving them. A government shouldn't make it easy for people to take their social security checks and [waste them pulling] a handle."

"I bought a slot machine a long time ago and put it on the 3rd floor of my house. I could then give my children any allowance they wanted, as long as it was in dimes, and I'd have it all back by nightfall. I wanted to teach them a good lesson. My slot machine had a terrible payout ratio, by the way."

"On my honeymoon I traveled out west. When I visited the casino and saw all these smart well-dressed people participating in a game with the odds against them, it was then that I realized I won't have a problem getting rich!"

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Warren Buffett Reveals the Ugly Truth Behind Gambling

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You don’t have to quit your job and get into piles of debt to launch your startup….

November 2nd, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

You don’t have to quit your job and get into piles of debt to launch your startup. A small ecommerce venture or tow that you manage in your spare time could be the foundations of an eventual empire if run correctly.

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13 lessons every startup can learn from Warren Buffett | ventureburn
Warren Buffett was once the richest man on the planet. He’d still probably hold, or at least be close to, that spot if he hadn’t started giving away large portions of his wealth. The multi-billionaire is deservedly looked to as something of a guru by many when it comes to investment and, perhaps even more [...]

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