In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (Proverbs 16:9) Originally, I was working towards a career in investment banking. My plans revolved around anything with the highest payoff. Because money. Then I meandered into the field of Information Technology in Higher Education and grew too specialized to escape. I figured it was one of life’s detours […]
When Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in 1997, many have already begun to raise the question of how well computer could do in a go match. At that time Deep Blue was based on decision tree optimization and navigation through the decision tree by the process of elimination. Facing a game several magnitude higher in difficulty such as go, experts at that […]
What are the implications of NFC based Mobile Payments solution? Is it going to change the world, be a significant “win”, be a nice hack. NFC based mobile payments can support globally and will give financial institutions and partners greater choice in offering consumers secure ways to pay with smartphones.
I can remember a time that being an enterprise developer involved knowing one major technology. For me, that was Java. We wrote monolithic applications in Swing, and deployed by running an installer on the desktop. User data was stored in files and sharing meant putting data on a floppy disk and handing it to a […]