If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I like to be pretty minimalistic and don’t accumulate a lot of “stuff” in my life, yet there are a few things I love and value, and sometimes that involves being slightly materialistic. For those things, I try to find the sweet spot: quality above average, price no higher than needed.
I wrote previously about securing your digital life. Technology and digital threats are advancing so fast that we’re almost inevitably all going to be attacked in some way. Here are a few more steps I’ve taken recently.
To repeat some of the recommendations from my previous post, you should absolutely use the following:
Adding Document Validation Rules Using MongoDB Compass 1.5
This post looks at a new feature in MongoDB Compass 1.5 (in beta at the time of writing) which allows document validation rules to be added from the GUI rather from the mongo shell command line. This makes it easy to create and modify rules that ensure that all documents written to a collection contain the data you expect to be there.
Harry Weller died suddenly this week. Harry was one of the best venture capital investors in history. He led NEA’s investment in my company, VividCortex. Harry was an advocate and mentor to me, but he was more: in both life and death, he reminded me of Alan Rimm-Kaufman, a boss and mentor who died a handful of years ago.
I’ve done quite a bit of work with Excel over the last few years, and I’ve found a couple of recurring problems when there’s missing or error data in ranges. I’ve had to work around this enough times that I thought it was worth sharing the solutions I’ve used.