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“Good people keep walking whatever happens,” taught the Buddha. “They do not speak vain words and are the same in good fortune and bad...
🗝️ The Joy of Cryptography is an open-source textbook by Mike Rouslek. This looks like a very interesting book. I have been meaning to explore cryptography for a while now. The only thing stopping me is the fact that there is always something more relatable to learn. This is not the best approach in life. I'm happy I've stumbled upon this book. I will be exploring it a bit by bit. Will let you know about any additional thought/notes that arise from reading this book. Here are a few topics this book covers:
⚙️ Another free textbook. This one is on Machine Learning. Machine Learning from Scratch covers the building blocks of the most common methods in machine learning. This set of methods is like a toolbox for machine learning engineers. Interestingly, this online book was written with Jupyter Book, which I mentioned in a previous newsletter. Here are some of the topics from the book:
👑 Other honorable mentions:
💊 Apparently, Hitler was a drug addict. I stumbled upon this article "The Very Drugged Nazis" where the author shares his research on Hitler addictions problem. His personal doctor Dr. Theodor Morell was famous in Berlin "for his dexterity with injections". "Morell’s success lay in not questioning or touching Hitler too much. Instead, he simply provided short-term stimulants with his apparently painless injections. On some occasions, he was injecting Hitler several times a day". "Morell’s notebooks provided Ohler with a terrifying list of eighty-nine remedies, of which seventeen were psychoactive, consciousness-changing drugs. Day after day, Morell noted “injection as always,” without specifying its contents."
Vlad helps companies to fix their broken Docker workflows and developers to level-up their Docker skills. I found Vlad a while back, due to his Django content. His Docker content will be very useful now, too.
I think I want to try starting a book club. Do you think this is a good idea? How would you approach this?