Thursday, February 29, 2024

2024-02-29 Thursday - Research Papers - Composing Words Like Music

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Burning the midnight oil tonight, to put the finishing touches on a client research paper.

Research skills - honed over decades - allowing me to quickly develop deep insights into a new subject-matter area, surveying relevant domain literature, assembling analysis of the choices, alternatives, pros and cons, developing an understanding of the forces/constraints that touch on both the business and technical aspects, highlighting the key issues/considerations - and summarizing the information succinctly so that an executive can make a decision.

It is something like a duality of both composing & performing a piece of music. There is an art to creating a balance, a symmetry, and composing the threads of different movements - into a piece of work that hits just the right notes.


Sunday, February 25, 2024

2024-02-25 Sunday - Understanding Quantum Technologies 2023, Sixth Edition

 Understanding Quantum Technologies 2023, Sixth edition (1,366 pages)

"Understanding Quantum Technologies 2023 is a creative-commons ebook that provides a unique 360 degrees overview of quantum technologies from science and technology to geopolitical and societal issues. It covers quantum physics history, quantum physics 101, gate-based quantum computing, quantum computing engineering (including quantum error corrections and quantum computing energetics), quantum computing hardware (all qubit types, including quantum annealing and quantum simulation paradigms, history, science, research, implementation and vendors), quantum enabling technologies (cryogenics, control electronics, photonics, components fabs, raw materials), unconventional computing (potential alternatives to quantum and classical computing), quantum telecommunications and cryptography, quantum sensing, quantum computing algorithms, software development tools and use cases, quantum technologies around the world, quantum technologies societal impact and even quantum fake sciences. The main audience are computer science engineers, developers and IT specialists as well as quantum scientists and students who want to acquire a global view of how quantum technologies work, and particularly quantum computing. This version is an update to the 2022 and 2021 editions published respectively in October 2022 and October 2021. An update log is provided at the end of the book."

Saturday, February 24, 2024

2024-02-24 Saturday - Interop 2024 Dashboard

Interop 2024 Dashboard

VERY Interesting - compare the compatibility score differences between Stable and Experimental
Stable scores (2024-02-24)
Experimental scores (2024-02-24)

Saturday, February 10, 2024

2024-02-10 Saturday - Today's Meditation: Impact of -/+ Two Standard Deviation Hiring Decisions


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Sometimes, I think the practical implications of the difference in hiring decisions...between hiring someone that is two Standard Deviations to the left of the mean vs. two Standard Deviations to the right - is lost on those responsible for hiring. This is not limited to a single dimension of measurement - it is meant in the context of the broader assessment of the individual: skills, capabilities, insights, intuition, experience, etc.

The phrase: "False Economy" comes to mind...


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