Links for Resilience #3
Capital One is one of the most advanced users of the cloud, from a scaling, automation, and security perspective. Still, they had a major security issue. This is a reminder of how hard this is to get correct at scale, and how the “insider threat” continues to be a challenge. What lessons can we learn from this?
(Update: more details here and here.)
Exploitation leads, with perfect logic, to exhaustion. And our ways of land use exploit both land and people.
This, and a lot of other great wisdom, is available in this conversation with Wendell Berry.
for stress, you need to sleep an extra two-and-a-half hours to get the same benefit as just 20 minutes of walking.
Balance: What is the Goldilocks Day?
[Mindfulness,] in claiming to offer a multipurpose, multi-user remedy for all occasions, mindfulness oversimplifies the difficult business of understanding oneself. It fits oh-so-neatly into a culture of techno-fixes, easy answers and self-hacks, where we can all just tinker with the contents of our heads to solve problems, instead of probing why we’re so dissatisfied with our lives in the first place.
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