When law enforcement agencies tout their latest cybercriminal arrest, the defendant is often cast as a bravado outlaw engaged in sophisticated, lucrative, even exciting activity. But new research suggests that as cybercrime has become dominated by...
Patrick McKenzieCybercrime as a business, complete with quarterly targets, performance reviews, specialization of labor, etc, has been my model of the world for a while and seems to be catching on
Since May 2019, Stripe has operated a fully remote engineering hub. Today, our remote culture is the backbone of a new working model for the whole company.
Patrick McKenzieA year ago, Stripe opened an all-remote engineering office. We hired ~100 engineers and tripled the number of remotes across the company.
Here is what we learned:
Patrick McKenzieAs previously explained in relation to the NIID stats, and now reported in Nikkei:
We have indications of 200+ excess fatalities attributed to pneumonia during a period where there were 16 deaths attributed to coronavirus.
Given COVID-19 and its accompanying economic issues, what do you think people in their early-mid 20s should be doing or thinking about right now in terms of saving, spending, career planning, etc.? What’s overlooked or wrong in the most obvious or...
An online summer program in the history of technology for high school students
Patrick McKenzieIf you're looking for an activity for an intellectually curious high schooler for the summer:
(n.b. A very heavy-hitting speaker list, particularly for something aimed at high schoolers. On the Internet the adult's table has infinite capacity.)
In this Bonus Episode of EconTalk, economist and Nobel Laureate Paul Romer discusses the coronavirus pandemic with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Romer argues that the status quo of shutdown and fear of infection is unsustainable. Returning to normal...
Philip Kiely is a software developer and author of Writing for Software Developers. He has written for a number of highly visible clients including Smashing Magazine, CSS-Tricks and Twilio. For his recently released book, he interviewed amazing...
Patrick McKenziePhilip discusses his interview process for the Writing for Software Developers book here, and it’s one of those things that sounds table stakes, is relatively straightforward to execute on, and that so so so few businesses actually do
Patrick McKenzieWriting for Software Developers launched today.
It's a book which includes both structured practical advice on form factor, writing style, etc, and also interviews with various writers, including @matt_levine and yours truly.
Serological evaluation with SARS-CoV-2 specific IgG antibody will be an alternative way to know the pandemic of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) if the capacity for diagnostic PCR test is limited. The point-of-care test to detect SARS-CoV-2...
Patrick McKenzieThird study we have with similar conclusions: ~6% serological positive result in Tokyo.