Long time MI6 agent Ashley Dyer is weeks away from retirement. Adorned in his trusty corduroy pants, stodgy jacket and customary cup of tea, he assumes the humdrum role of night duty officer.
It doesn’t take long for the wrong call to come in, launching Ashley and his sleepy organization into a lumbering dance of risk and deceit at the forefront of international counter terrorism.
Yehiam’s spy stories are unique in their genre, replacing Hollywood charm and explosive car chases, with true-to-life cunning, patience and subterfuge – blended with the self serving opportunism, arrogance and ineptitude that permeate the world’s most revered intelligence organizations.
Inspired by 25 years of service in the Israeli Mossad, Yehiam’s first espionage thriller ‘Heaven Can Wait’ is a breath of fresh air in contemporary spy literature and counter terrorism novels, complementing the work of best seller authors like John le Carré, Tom Clancy, Daniel Silva and John Grisham with realistic accounts of both the mundane and the extraordinary of international espionage.
Just a quick rant about LinkedIn
Just got the following email (names blurred for privacy reasons)
As you can see, the only option given to me here is to confirm this person who I never heard of.
There is some proud product owner behind this scheme who was probably tasked with increasing confirmations…
I was never a big fan of LinkedIn but this is really not helpful.
If you’re just getting started with building bot, this post will help you sort things out and figure out what you actually want to build and set you on the right path.
Bot Design Patterns different ways to make different bots
So, you are in Barcelona and not sure where you should eat, I have the best tapas place scouted out for you.
For a great experience starting from location through decor, service and food, allow me to recommend Ciudad Condal, you can thank me later…
I just love VB.Net, so easy to get stuff done quickly.
I especially enjoy string processing, I hope you do too.
Today, I needed a little function to check if a string is an alpha character and found this quick hidden gem of a method.
Dim s as string=”g”
That’s it, nice and easy, enjoy.
Heard a great talk yesterday by Dennis, the CEO and founder of x.ai who spoke about their fascinating journey so far. Very entertaining and informative.
Thanks for #botsBerlin for organizing and WeWork for hosting.
If you are in charge of managing registration and DNS for many domains, I recommend trying Mr Domain.
The interface is clear, support is great (although you mostly won’t need it) and the prices are fair.
Not sure which cosmetics are worth buying? Don’t trust the reviews on Sephora?
We don’t blame you. Head over to MakeupAlley, the Leading Beauty Platform since 1999, for honest peer cosmetics reviews.
Best Drugstore lipsticks
If you’re thinking of starting a group around a passion you have, an activity you want to share or manage a group sports group – I highly recommend meetup
I personally manage three groups there and participate as a member in tens of others (really).
Get active, do stuff and meet people using meetup.com
Acting as CTO for several websites, I recently had to adapt a NOSQL database to store quite a bit of complex data. After testing a few options, I finally settled on MongoDB. If any of you are tasked with selecting a NOSQL database either in a windows or Linux environment, go with MongoDB, you will not regret it.
Some of the features we enjoy are
- Crazy reliability and uptime
- Blazing performance
- Cross platform (we run a mix of windows and linux servers)