Top 10 patterns to design high scalability, high performace applications

January 6th, 2014 by Terrence Miao 1 comment »

10. Understand the Problem
  9. Define the Requirements
  8. Architecture trumps technology
  7. Understand the Basics
  6. Visualize the Network
  5. Visualize the Design
  4. Plan for Overload; Partition for Scalability
  3. Plan for Failure; Replicate for Availability
  2. Tier where it makes sense

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  1. Simplify

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Warren Buffett's amazing run …

January 5th, 2014 by Terrence Miao 2 comments »

Warren Buffett's amazing run …

BRK vs. S&P 500

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(The world economy), in other words, the “new normal” of global stagnation widely…

January 4th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

(The world economy), in other words, the “new normal” of global stagnation widely predicted after the crisis will turn out to be not very different from the old normal.

- Anatole Kaletsky

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Five financial predictions for 2014
Happy New Year! For the first time since 2008, we investors, economists and businesspeople say these words without irony.

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"All animals are created equal but some are more equal than others"

January 4th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

"All animals are created equal but some are more equal than others"

- George Orwell

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Melbourne vs. Sydney, round 10

December 29th, 2013 by Terrence Miao 2 comments »

Read more - http://www.thevine.com.au/life/news/new-research-sheds-light-on-the-sydney-melbourne-debate-or-does-it-20120426-226744/

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Year 2013 was notable for a lot of things that didn’t happen: Australia didn’t…

December 28th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Year 2013 was notable for a lot of things that didn’t happen: Australia didn’t slide into recession, the United States didn’t fall off a fiscal cliff and China didn’t suffer an economic hard landing.

Things still look sunny for 2014 too …

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Why Apples don't grow on trees?

December 27th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Traditionally, design is treated like marketing — a superficial way to make a product seem more desirable. This proverbial "lipstick on a pig" approach to design has always been a generally reliable strategy for an existing product in a mature market with many similar competitors.

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Why Apples don’t grow on trees?

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Here's to 2013 - Great way to tell the stories of 2013

December 27th, 2013 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Here's to 2013 - Great way to tell the stories of 2013

Here’s to 2013!

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