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Monthly Archives: October 2014


Turning boys into men.

Turning boys to men. I am still not sure about the real reason why I started running. What makes a twelve year old get up at 5 am in the morning and run for an hour every day for the next twenty years  of his

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Bitcoin bubbles – dissecting pre and post bubble datasets

Bitcoin Bubbles – A look at pre and post bubble price behavior In a visual history of Bitcoin bubbles we looked price cycles in Bitcoin history and identified three distinct timelines where a Bitcoin price surge was followed by a steep price decline. The most


A short visual history of Bitcoin bubbles

A visual history of Bitcoin bubbles The original concept paper behind Bitcoins, a decentralized electronic cash system using peer-to-peer networking to enable payments between individual parties was presented in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto in “Bitcoin: A peer to peer electronic cash system”.   The concept


Running with men and giants.

Running with men and giants. Inter district athletics. There were many stars that shined at the Karachi Inter district athletics meet held this Saturday at National Coaching Center. With events ranging from the men 100 meters (11.41 seconds for the gold) to the 800m, from the


Estimating WordPress traffic on AWS servers.

Estimating WordPress Traffic on AWS medium servers. When we first shifted to AWS I wondered how much capacity we really needed and was there a mechanism that I could use to right size our servers? Where would you start if you had to estimate traffic


The fastest landing page in the West. In search of.

In search of the fastest landing page in the West. Two years ago when we completed our third pivot of this site we thought 900 ms for a primary landing page was fast. Since we serve content with a large number of images, inside pages

Attributes of Economic Capital Model

Economic Capital for banking industry

Economic Capital – Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask. For the last seventeen years I have hated conversations with board members around economic capital. It is perfectly acceptable to discuss Market risk, Credit risk or interest rates mismatch in isolation