Jay Heiser

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Entries Tagged as 'reliability'

Long Live Client Server

by Jay Heiser  |  August 13, 2012  |  2 Comments

Has anyone ever created a web-based application that wasn’t flaky and prone to data loss? Every time Facebook comes out with some new functionality, the entire service gets slower, and harder to use.  I’m not sure that there could be a more efficient way to lose text as it is entered than by trying to […]


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Why today’s stock market is inherently unreliable

by Jay Heiser  |  August 3, 2012  |  Comments Off

If you wanted to sabotage a trading system, you might set out to design suicide mechanisms that look very much like today’s automated trading mechanisms.  Blaming Knight Capital’s screwed pooch on ‘software bug’ is a simplistic and flawed starting point for understanding the bigger risk picture. Automated mechanisms within trading systems act as positive feedback […]

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The Cost of Cryptography

by Jay Heiser  |  July 26, 2011  |  1 Comment

Several weeks work in a low-bandwidth location has given me a renewed recognition of the convenience and availability ramifications of data protection.

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