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Yet Another list of Really hard Problems, Episode 0

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OK, I admit that probably I'm just stupid and do not understand the basics that others understand, but I write it out here anyway with a hope that may be someone will send me a comment by e-mail. The thing that as of the writing of this article I'm not capable of wrapping my mind around …

Sales, Smarts and Scale (SSS), Episode 1point5

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Probably it's not possible to sell math related consulting services or language courses to apes in the jungle. The apes just do not feel that they need that, even if they had something to pay with. Penguins could use some hunting harpoons to defend themselves against Orca whales and other predators, but they probably do not …

The Future of Security Audits, Episode 0

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As software grows larger and larger, there is no chance that people are able to manually audit code. Just like people make syntax mistakes, people make semantics mistakes, mis-design and mis-understand design patterns. It is not possible to manually re-audit huge projects after updates, corrections, "corrections" and refactoring. Nor is it possible to reaudit huge projects …

What are Economists good for, Episode 0

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The short answer is that their main strength is an activity that is denoted with a single word: buy-sell-exchange. It practically means retail shops and banking. If groceries is looked at, then clearly the buy-sell-exchange activity is amiable, honorable, activity that clearly benefits everyone. The same with exchange of other, premanufactured(!!!), simple-to-use, goods like clothing, home …

Who cares about (and pays for) "quality"?

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According to marketing people "quality" is a subjective measure and it is not necessarily a synonym for "reliability". On the other hand, if the amount of "functionality" is constant and markup is a fixed percentage of the price, then the reliability tends to correlate with price, e.g. the higher the reliability, the higher the price. At …