2019

  1. The Fabric of Reality by David Deutsch I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it exposed in more intuitive way to the concept of emerging complexity. David’s ideas on complexity theory, epistemology, evolution and quantum mechanics as the foundation of knowledge are certainly bold, specially the claim that all there is to know can be known by understanding those. I appreciated his thoughs on inductivism and the perils of it when applied to science. I’d like to keep investigating more Popperian philosophy.
  2. The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knight by John Steinback. This was my first book John S. and actually my first literary encounter with King Arthur’s tales. The book was very fast paced and at a times I felt I was missing a lot of details, overall I was entertaining read.
  3. Quantum computing since Democritus by Scott Aaronson not a simple read, but very entertaining. I enjoyed learning about the many other of complexity classes even though at times it was hard to comprehend. I thoroughly enjoyed his explanations on quantum mechanics and negative probabilities and the chapter that was least accessible to me was the hidden variables chapter. Analyzing the power of computers in the presence of CTC or the PCTC complexity class was a entertaining and informative excercise. I borrowed this book from the library by I wish I owned it as I am sure I would go back and re-read a lot of the chapters.
  4. [Algorithm Desgin]() by Steven Skiena. Nothing new here, except for the annealing technique which I found to be extremely interesting.

2018

  1. The undiscovered self
  2. How not to be wrong (audiobook)
  3. El chulla Romero y Flores
  4. On Strategy Harvard Business Review (unfinished)
  5. Gulp
  6. Seneca life is short
  7. Death’s end
  8. The dark forrest
  9. Sailing a serious oceans
  10. Mr Midshipman Hornblower by C.S Forester
  11. Reality is not what it seems by Carlo Rovelli I really enjoyed reading this book and learning about Carlo’s ideas on time. It was fascinating to think about space not as a continous phenomena but as a discrete process and more importantly a non-infinite discrete processes. I enjoyed reading about the authors and scientists behind our current understanding of spacetime and it was enlighting to learn that Einstein genious was not his command of physics or mathematics but his creatitivy and tenacity. This book also made me realize that general relativity and quantum mechanics have been with us for around 100 years, yet we teach it mostly at the college level(this was my experience anyway), why?.
  12. Las costumbres de los ecuatorianos by Osvaldo Hurtado This books was pretty hard to read of because his harsh criticism on the ecuadorian society. I, howwever, do think this is something more ecuadorians should read. It also made me realize that Ecuador is still healing its culture and I remain positive this process will positively affect the country in years to come. I was pleasantly surpprised to read about Azuay

Papers: SGX and Novel Applications, A First Look at the Usability of Bitcoin Key Management, A First Look at the Usability of Bitcoin Key Management, Raft concensus, Self control relies on glucose level, Stellar, The psychology of human missjudgement, O(n) sorting at scAle with machine learning, Programming as an experience, Tracking Causal Order in AWS Lambda Applications, Function as a service runtime implementation, Serverless Beyond the Cloud, Introduction to quantum computing,

© Esteban Ginez 2018