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Is it worth exercising options early? hingo Sun, 2021-06-13 09:27

If you work in a tech startup, you probably have some options. If you work(ed) at a successful startup, you know that when the day comes that you exercise and sell your options, you get to pay income tax on the difference between the low strike price you paid vs the high market price the stock are actually worth.

A scalability model for Cassandra

One thing that struck me when reading up on Cassandra is that there is a very strong mindset in the Cassandra community around linear scalability and therefore on primary key based data models. So de-normalizing your data, such as by using materialized views is considered a best practice.

However, de-normalization has some challenges of its own. Both Cassandra-managed materialized views or any other application side managed denormalization run the risk of becoming inconsistent. And of course it does mean you're multiplying your database size.

OSI State of the Source 2020: In Defense of Extreme Copyleft

The Open Source Initiative recently organized its first conference: State of the Source 2020. I presented a talk In Defense of Extreme Copyleft, where I explored the boundaries of current network copyleft licenses and potential need for further - carefully deliberated - expansion of copyleft licensing.

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