A Different Programmer’s Book List

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AMD ROCm vs HIP SDK

Source ROCm vs HIP SDK ROCm is AMD’s “open-source platform for GPU computing” w/ a particular focus on HPC (High-Performance Computing) and AI. HIP SDK is a small subset of the ROCm intiative: the focus of enabling conversion of CUDA-specific applications to portable apps which work across AMD & NVIDIA.
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Ancient Sumerians

Historical West-Asian region situated roughly around today’s Iraq and parts of Iran, Syria, Kuwait, & Turkey. People slept on their rooftops, due to excessive heat Uruk (first large city in the Mesopotamia) Epic of Gilgamesh (Uruk King) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_of_Gilgamesh
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BBQ Sauce Ratios

“Red” Tomato-based BBQ Sauce Per 6 servings: 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce ~1 Tbsp of acidity (e.g. vinegars) ~2 Tbsp of sweet (e.g. brown sugar, molasses) ~1-3 Tbsp of spicy (e.g. hot sauce) Seasoning (warm, earthy + salt) Korean BBQ Sauce Per 14 servings: 3/4 cup sweet 3/4 cup low-sodium umami (soy sauce, worcestershire, …) 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 Tbsp spice (chili paste, hot sauce, etc.) 1 Tbsp acidity (e.g. rice wine vinegar) Seasoning (warm, earthy, spicy) 1 Tbsp cornstarch (any thickening agent) 1 Tbsp water (thickening agent activator)
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Bromelain (Pineapple Enzyme)

Common Names: bromelain, pineapple enzyme, pineapple extract Latin Names: (pineapple plant) Ananas comosus What is it? Group of enzymes which can be found in the stem and fruit of a pineapple Medicinal Usages: Dietary Supplement which can assist w/ pain & swelling Especially the gut, mouth, & nasal regions after an injury or surgery Potentially helpful w/ side-effects of osteoarthritis, cancer, digestive problems, and muscle soreness Topical bromelain can be used to assist w/ burn healing Several studies1 show the benefits of using bromelain to remove dead skin after a burn References Rosenberg L, Krieger Y, Bogdanov-Berezovski A, et al.
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Business Tips (Tweets)

Loom Lead Magnet (Greg Isenberg) No one talks about this but you can use Loom as a “lead magnet” in 10 minutes or less: Record a Loom jam packed with value Request email to view loom Share Loom link on social or paid ads Get thousands of emails You now know there’s demand for your product https://x.com/gregisenberg/status/1751618325208007046?s=46&t=wzJBGH_k-cdpzRzQDCggLA Engineering + Product-Minded i talk a lot about how engineers should be more product minded
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CSS Tips & Tricks

Overlay a Gradient (or Image) Over Text background-image: …; background-clip: text; color: trasparent;
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Databases

ScyllaDB Website Marketing: “ScyllaDB’s close-to-the-metal architecture handles millions of OPS with predictable single-digit millisecond latencies.” Wide Column vs Document Sources: https://lp.scylladb.com/scylladb-mongodb-comparison.pdf https://www.scylladb.com/glossary/wide-column-database/ Data Model: “MongoDB applies a JSON based document data model, ScyllaDB a wide-column data model.” Apache Cassandra Marketing: “Manage massive amounts of data, fast, without losing sleep” MongoDB Marketing: “You don’t need a separate database to support transactions, rich search, or genAI. The world’s most popular document database is now the world’s most versatile developer data platform.
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Flash Memory

Definition: Electronic, nonvolatile memory storage device (differing from mechanical and electro-mechanical) Real-World Usage Solid State Drives (SSDs) Serial Flash
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Foundation Models

A type of ML model that is trained on a broad dataset. These models are generally used for general or broad use cases, and may be adaptable through fine-tuning. Foundation models like the ones powering OpenAI’s ChatGPT, can cost hundreds of millions of dollars to train. The term was coined in Aug. 2021 at Stanford. —— Foundation models are near universally based on Transformers.
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