D-Squared Musings – Week 11


🎙️ How I Broke Into a Bank Account With an AI-Generated Voice

  • A co-worker shared this with me last week, interesting to see how security practitioners will need to rethink many of the existing defense countermeasures we have today. Video in the article.


🚗  2023 Investor Day

  • Hands down the best thing I’ve consumed all week. I’m constantly impressed by how effective and efficient Tesla and broader Elon companies can be. Throughout the presentation, they stepped through a laundry list of massive efficiency gains made through the years created from first principles thinking. Plus the long-term plan for a renewable planet is always an exciting thing to see. 

💻  System Design for Beginners Course

  • I’ve spent very little time thinking about system design, but after watching this lecture I wish I would’ve spent more time on the topic early in my computer science journey. This is a great intro to how to go from idea to application, walking through the formal process of system design, including many of the nuances and pitfalls along the way. Highly recommended.


🌌 James Webb Space Telescope images shatter understanding of the age of the universe

  • This video popped up on my YouTube feed and I’m glad I took the clickbait. The James Webb telescope could either prove the universe is way beyond 13.5B years old. On top of that scientists discovered another layer within our planet, so now there’s a new “innermost core”. 

🎤 CEO Coach Matt Mochary — Coaching Tim, Why Fear and Anger Give Bad Advice, and More

  • I expected this Tim Ferriss episode to be average when looking at the title, but I was pleasantly surprised. Matt provides many practical examples, walks through his process, and applies these tips to Tim throughout the convo. Glad I spent the time to listen.