Wow 2016 has been an interesting year! Especially for us Brits/Europeans and Americans. Looks like 2017 will be a big year also.
I just wanted to thank everyone who has made valued contributions to Hacker News this year. I love to read the comments as I almost always learn something. I hope you have a fun and safe end to 2016 and a happy and healthy 2017.
edit: although highlighting every sad/meaningful event would require more than what the comment box can hold.
But yeah, European me feels like we've had quite the spectacle this year.
Merry christmas to all my fellow tech-enthousiasts, here's to pushing the world to an even crazier ride in 2017!
I'm certainly looking forward to 2016 Wipe https://twitter.com/charltonbrooker/status/80860484411005747...
As I look around my little Bay Area town, and especially my Facebook and Instashrams, I am struck by how fortunate we all are.
We do live and 'like' in our own snow globe of good tidings ~where everyone is warm, everyone is well fed, and the love of friends and family flows as easily as the wine.
So today, my wish and message of hope, is for all of us to pause.
While we celebrate, let's pause to reflect, to consider and to act. Let's all extend an extra hand this Christmas, Hanukkah and into the New Year.
Whether it's a hand, a dollar, an ear or a smile, what you are truly giving is hope~ a star in the east to follow.
Wishing you and yours every happiness and good fortune. Peace and peace of mind and God's blessing..
Prospero Año y Felicidad
Founder & CEO at Rainbow
"More and more I come to value charity and love of one's fellow being above everything else...All our lauded technological progress-our very civilization-is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.” -Einstein
Have a brilliant day guys.
And one question to reflect on: why can we build compilers, operating systems, and distributed databases, while we can't find the basic rules of an economy that is well-performing, yet fair to every participant, now and in the future?
Implementation issue: Designing for wildly complex system of systems with thousands of interdependent and independent variables, with known unknowns, and unknown unknowns is effectively impossible. We can't even parse HTML with 100% accuracy.
Debugging issue: When there are issues, who do you trust to have "root" to debug and fix it?
Have an amazing day ahead, everyone.
To those not celebrating Christmas, happy holidays to you. The wish is applicable to you too :-)
Seriously though, may God grant us all wisdom, grace, and compassion -- this holiday season and beyond.