Weekly Update 120

Presently sponsored by: Quantum computing may spell the end of RSA and elliptic curve cryptography. Get ahead of quantum threats with tips from DigiCert’s CTO

And then it was 2019. Funny how quickly it gets away from you, someone just posted on my 2018 retrospective blog post this week and asked why I didn’t include my congressional testimony and if I’m honest, it took me a bit to think about why as well (it was in 2017). But we’re here now so it’s back to business as usual blog wise.

This week is dominated by the personal finance lessons blog post. This has gotten massive traction this week and has been read by tens of thousands of people. But perhaps what surprises me most is that out of all the feedback I’ve had, there’s only been one negative comment. O-n-e. Frankly, I’m not even sure he actually absorbed the content as the comment was very specifically addressed in the post, but that forms one little part of everything I cover in this week’s update. I also touch on the aforementioned 2018 retrospective which I’ve been doing these last few years as a little reminder of what I’ve been up to.

This is (probably?) the longest weekly update I’ve done so far and I do hope it helps add a bit more personality and context to that finance blog post. Do please continue to share feedback and ask questions, I’ve really enjoyed seeing people get motivated by it.

Weekly Update 120
Weekly Update 120
Weekly Update 120

References

  1. If you’re working in tech, you’re in a better position than just about anyone to have a fantastic financial position (and even you’re not in tech, I hope there’s a lot of valuable content here)
  2. My 2018 was surprisingly similar to my 2017 in many ways (but hidden within the travel stats was a lot more time spent with my family)
  3. DigiCert is sponsoring my blog this week, and they’re talking about the impact of quantum computing on crypto (this is a genuinely fascinating aspect of infosec)

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