Chaos Monkeys

Chaos Monkeys
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Author: Antonio Garcia Martinez
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062884480
Release: 2018-07-24
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The instant New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback and featuring a new afterword from the author—the insider's guide to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, the inner workings of the tech world, and who really runs Silicon Valley “Incisive.... The most fun business book I have read this year.... Clearly there will be people who hate this book — which is probably one of the things that makes it such a great read.” — Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a datacenter powering everything from Google to Facebook. Infrastructure engineers use a software version of this “chaos monkey” to test online services’ robustness—their ability to survive random failure and correct mistakes before they actually occur. Tech entrepreneurs are society’s chaos monkeys. One of Silicon Valley’s most audacious chaos monkeys is Antonio García Martínez. After stints on Wall Street and as CEO of his own startup, García Martínez joined Facebook’s nascent advertising team. Forced out in the wake of an internal product war over the future of the company’s monetization strategy, García Martínez eventually landed at rival Twitter. In Chaos Monkeys, this gleeful contrarian unravels the chaotic evolution of social media and online marketing and reveals how it is invading our lives and shaping our future.

Chaos Engineering

Chaos Engineering
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Author: Casey Rosenthal,Nora Jones
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781492043812
Release: 2020-04-06
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As more companies move toward microservices and other distributed technologies, the complexity of these systems increases. You can’t remove the complexity, but through Chaos Engineering you can discover vulnerabilities and prevent outages before they impact your customers. This practical guide shows engineers how to navigate complex systems while optimizing to meet business goals. Two of the field’s prominent figures, Casey Rosenthal and Nora Jones, pioneered the discipline while working together at Netflix. In this book, they expound on the what, how, and why of Chaos Engineering while facilitating a conversation from practitioners across industries. Many chapters are written by contributing authors to widen the perspective across verticals within (and beyond) the software industry. Learn how Chaos Engineering enables your organization to navigate complexity Explore a methodology to avoid failures within your application, network, and infrastructure Move from theory to practice through real-world stories from industry experts at Google, Microsoft, Slack, and LinkedIn, among others Establish a framework for thinking about complexity within software systems Design a Chaos Engineering program around game days and move toward highly targeted, automated experiments Learn how to design continuous collaborative chaos experiments

MANIPULATIVE MONKEYS

MANIPULATIVE MONKEYS
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Author: Susan PERRY,Joseph H Manson,Susan Perry
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9780674042049
Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press

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This book takes us into a Costa Rican forest teeming with simian drama, where since 1990 primatologists Perry and Manson have followed four generations of capuchins. The authors describe behavior as entertaining--and occasionally as alarming--as it is recognizable: competition and cooperation, jockeying for position and status, peaceful years under an alpha male devolving into bloody chaos, and complex traditions passed from one generation to the next. Interspersed with their observations are the authors' colorful tales of the challenges of tropical fieldwork.

The Monkey s Paw

The Monkey s Paw
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Author: W. W. Jacobs
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9781473396104
Release: 2014-07-07
Editor: Read Books Ltd

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This early work by William Wymark Jacobs was originally published in 1902 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Jacobs worked as a clerk in the civil service before turning to writing in his late twenties, publishing his first short story in 1895. Most of Jacobs' work appeared before the onset of World War I, and although the majority of his output was humorous in tone, he is best-remembered now for his macabre tales, particularly those contained in his 1902 collection The Lady of the Barge, such as 'The Monkey's Paw' and 'The Toll House'.

Three Little Monkeys

Three Little Monkeys
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Author: Quentin Blake
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780008204730
Release: 2016-10-06
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A remarkable collaboration – that brings together giants of the picture book world – to create a funny, anarchic and utterly delightful picture book. A classic of the future. Hilariously read by Olivia Colman.

Never Lost Again

Never Lost Again
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Author: Bill Kilday
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062673053
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As enlightening as The Facebook Effect, Elon Musk, and Chaos Monkeys—the compelling, behind-the-scenes story of the creation of one of the most essential applications ever devised, and the rag-tag team that built it and changed how we navigate the world Never Lost Again chronicles the evolution of mapping technology—the "overnight success twenty years in the making." Bill Kilday takes us behind the scenes of the tech’s development, and introduces to the team that gave us not only Google Maps but Google Earth, and most recently, Pokémon GO. He takes us back to the beginning to Keyhole—a cash-strapped startup mapping company started by a small-town Texas boy named John Hanke, that nearly folded when the tech bubble burst. While a contract with the CIA kept them afloat, the company’s big break came with the first invasion of Iraq; CNN used their technology to cover the war and made it famous. Then Google came on the scene, buying the company and relaunching the software as Google Maps and Google Earth. Eventually, Hanke’s original company was spun back out of Google, and is now responsible for Pokémon GO and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Kilday, the marketing director for Keyhole and Google Maps, was there from the earliest days, and offers a personal look behind the scenes at the tech and the minds developing it. But this book isn’t only a look back at the past; it is also a glimpse of what’s to come. Kilday reveals how emerging map-based technologies including virtual reality and driverless cars are going to upend our lives once again. Never Lost Again shows us how our worldview changed dramatically as a result of vision, imagination, and implementation. It’s a crazy story. And it all started with a really good map.

Chaos Monkey

Chaos Monkey
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Author: Jaq D Hawkins
Pages: 190
ISBN: 186163188X
Release: 2002-12
Editor: Capall Bann Pub

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excellent follow-up to her first book Pete Carroll Anyone with an interest in magic from any perspective must read this book. Amazon.co.uk This is a book of magic, but also a guidebook on how to survive the natural chaos which plagues those who choose the magical path ... or more precisely are chosen by it. With a pinch of humour and a dash of irony, Ms. Hawkins offers us an alternate perspective of the perversities of magic we all know too well, personified as the Monkey, the trickster image which represents the convoluted landscape of life which the magical path leads us through. With some practical advice and basic spells designed to work within the very world of chaos wherein magic finds its direction, this book is a simple yet unequalled sourcebook for dealing with the unpredictability of magic in a multiverse of natural chaos, the realm of the Chaos Monkey.

Amongst Monkeys

Amongst Monkeys
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Author: Narendran
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9789352062669
Release: 2021
Editor: Notion Press

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Getting into one of the country’s top management schools is hard. Dreams are many. Expectations are high. So what happens when a budding leader from one of India’s famous Public sector company ends up there, hoping IIM–A is all about leadership. And then, his dreams start to crumble. There’s probably no one who can narrate those feelings better than Naren, a simple student at IIM – Ahmedabad. His journey, through a fiercely competitive world, that is, the most premier management school in India, is by turn thoughtful, poignant and hilarious; sometimes laced with sadness. And it quickly becomes apparent, that it is not what he was looking for. And the pressure of memories, of unrequited love, and the expectations of everyone around make things that much harder. The course is tough. The hours are long. Grades are hard to come by… Is all lost? Or is there a treasure left for Naren to take back…

Database Reliability Engineering

Database Reliability Engineering
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Author: Laine Campbell,Charity Majors
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781491926215
Release: 2017-10-26
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The infrastructure-as-code revolution in IT is also affecting database administration. With this practical book, developers, system administrators, and junior to mid-level DBAs will learn how the modern practice of site reliability engineering applies to the craft of database architecture and operations. Authors Laine Campbell and Charity Majors provide a framework for professionals looking to join the ranks of today’s database reliability engineers (DBRE). You’ll begin by exploring core operational concepts that DBREs need to master. Then you’ll examine a wide range of database persistence options, including how to implement key technologies to provide resilient, scalable, and performant data storage and retrieval. With a firm foundation in database reliability engineering, you’ll be ready to dive into the architecture and operations of any modern database. This book covers: Service-level requirements and risk management Building and evolving an architecture for operational visibility Infrastructure engineering and infrastructure management How to facilitate the release management process Data storage, indexing, and replication Identifying datastore characteristics and best use cases Datastore architectural components and data-driven architectures

Bad Monkey

Bad Monkey
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Author: Carl Hiaasen
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780385350075
Release: 2013-06-11
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Andrew Yancy—late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff’s office—has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig (it’s not called the roach patrol for nothing). But first—this being Hiaasen country—Yancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters, including his just-ex lover, a hot-blooded fugitive from Kansas; the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; two avariciously optimistic real-estate speculators; the Bahamian voodoo witch known as the Dragon Queen, whose suitors are blinded unto death by her peculiar charms; Yancy’s new true love, a kinky coroner; and the eponymous bad monkey, who with hilarious aplomb earns his place among Carl Hiaasen’s greatest characters. Here is Hiaasen doing what he does better than anyone else: spinning a tale at once fiercely pointed and wickedly funny in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of what’s left of pristine Florida—now, of the Bahamas as well—get their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion.

The Three Wise Monkeys

The Three Wise Monkeys
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Author: Jeet Gian
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9789352016181
Release: 2016-09-14
Editor: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The trio—Amar, Akbar, and Anthony—had no clue whatsoever about their goddammit indecisive-careers-and-indefinite-struggles. And that was because they were born with the Peter Pan Syndrome and were simple enough to be tricked by anyone, including their mystifying girlfriends—Meghna, Farah, and Sarah. And as is the fate of all morons, they were drawn into trouble—deep trouble—of hiding crores of rupees of black money in secret offshore companies. Will their mistake of turning a blind eye to the philosophy of ‘See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ cost them their careers and put them in prison? Or Will Lady Luck change their fortunes forever?

Lone Sloane Chaos

Lone Sloane Chaos
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Author: Phillippe Druillet
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1787731642
Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: Titan Comics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

THE NEXT INCREDIBLE INSTALMENT IN AWARD-WINNING MASTER COMICS CREATOR DRUILLET'S LONE SLOANE SAGA! Legendary comics artist Druillet brings his classic baroque, psychedelic vision to life once again in this latest Lone Sloane masterpiece edition. Set ten years after the best-selling 6 Voyages of Lone Sloane, Chaos sees Druillet's complex and existential protagonist continuing to explore the endless mysteries of the universe. This time, he comes face to face with his old enemy, Shaan... A pointed and personal story, this allegorical graphic novel offers Druillet's perspective on the age-old good versus evil quandary. Depicted in stunningly unique artwork, this is a must for all comic fans, old and new!

Troublemakers

Troublemakers
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Author: Leslie Berlin
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781451651522
Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Acclaimed historian Leslie Berlin’s “deeply researched and dramatic narrative of Silicon Valley’s early years…is a meticulously told…compelling history” (The New York Times) of the men and women who chased innovation, and ended up changing the world. Troublemakers is the gripping tale of seven exceptional men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s. Together, they worked across generations, industries, and companies to bring technology from Pentagon offices and university laboratories to the rest of us. In doing so, they changed the world. “In this vigorous account…a sturdy, skillfully constructed work” (Kirkus Reviews), historian Leslie Berlin introduces the people and stories behind the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years, five major industries—personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logic—were born. “There is much to learn from Berlin’s account, particularly that Silicon Valley has long provided the backdrop where technology, elite education, institutional capital, and entrepreneurship collide with incredible force” (The Christian Science Monitor). Featured among well-known Silicon Valley innovators are Mike Markkula, the underappreciated chairman of Apple who owned one-third of the company; Bob Taylor, who masterminded the personal computer; software entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig, the first woman to take a technology company public; Bob Swanson, the cofounder of Genentech; Al Alcorn, the Atari engineer behind the first successful video game; Fawn Alvarez, who rose from the factory line to the executive suite; and Niels Reimers, the Stanford administrator who changed how university innovations reach the public. Together, these troublemakers rewrote the rules and invented the future.

Kings of Crypto

Kings of Crypto
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Author: Jeff John Roberts
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781647820190
Release: 2020-12-15
Editor: Harvard Business Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Tech writer Roberts debuts with a page-turning account of the rise of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase from the Y Combinator startup incubator to becoming a 'pillar of the larger crypto economy.'" — Publisher's Weekly For a moment late in 2018, one bitcoin, which physically amounts to a few electrons blipping on a tiny bit of silicon, was worth $20,000—the same as a pound of gold. Libertarian technologists who believed bitcoin would be the foundation of a new world order saw the moment as an apotheosis. Everyone else saw a bubble. Everyone else was right, and the bubble burst. But bitcoin survived, and the battle for its soul rages on. Kings of Crypto drops us into the unfolding drama, tracing the rise, fall, and rebirth of cryptocurrency through the experiences of major players across the globe. We follow Silicon Valley entrepreneur Brian Armstrong and the turbulent rocket ride of his startup, Coinbase, as he tries to take bitcoin mainstream while fighting off hackers, thieves, and zealots. Author Jeff John Roberts keenly observes the world of virtual currencies and what happens when startups try to disrupt the world of high finance. Clear explanations of crypto technology are woven into an amazing landscape full of meme-fueled startup hijinks, hacking (so much hacking!), shady investors, government investigations, billionaire bros and their Lambos, and closed-door meetings with Jamie Dimon. This is the surprising story of the origins of cryptocurrency and how it is changing money forever.

The Three Monkeys

The Three Monkeys
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Author: John Cassaday,Fabien Nury,Laura Martin
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781594655081
Release: 2014-03-19
Editor: Humanoids Inc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A supernatural take on World War II espionage featuring a girl with the ability to possess other bodies.

Disrupted

Disrupted
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Author: Dan Lyons
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780316306072
Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Hachette Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An instant New York Times bestseller, Dan Lyons' "hysterical" (Recode) memoir, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "the best book about Silicon Valley," takes readers inside the maddening world of fad-chasing venture capitalists, sales bros, social climbers, and sociopaths at today's tech startups. For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the vague role of "marketing fellow." What could go wrong? HubSpotters were true believers: They were making the world a better place ... by selling email spam. The office vibe was frat house meets cult compound: The party began at four thirty on Friday and lasted well into the night; "shower pods" became hook-up dens; a push-up club met at noon in the lobby, while nearby, in the "content factory," Nerf gun fights raged. Groups went on "walking meetings," and Dan's absentee boss sent cryptic emails about employees who had "graduated" (read: been fired). In the middle of all this was Dan, exactly twice the age of the average HubSpot employee, and literally old enough to be the father of most of his co-workers, sitting at his desk on his bouncy-ball "chair."

Sons of Chaos

Sons of Chaos
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Author: Chris Jaymes
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781684067336
Release: 2019-07-17
Editor: IDW Publishing

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The Greek War for Independence was a conflict that quietly influenced the entire world. Participants ranged from the London Stock Exchange to celebrities such as Lord Byron, as well as average impassioned Americans willing to transport themselves across the Atlantic to fight alongside the Greeks. This conflict was the pinnacle of what we now know as the Romantic Period and yet, it's a war that few know ever existed outside of the Greek and Turkish cultures; a war that stimulated the fall of the Ottoman Empire and shaped what we now know as the Western World, and in a sense is being fought today under a different heading amongst the political leaders of the Eastern and Western worlds.

The Proboscis Monkey

The Proboscis Monkey
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Author: Tanya Turner
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1542866944
Release: 2017-02-10
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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The Proboscis Monkey is a rare and one-of-a-kind species. Proboscis Monkey is different from the other types of monkeys because it has a very special trait - it has a long nose (a proboscis nose is a long nose). This monkey's nose is so long, in fact, it is also called the "long-nosed monkey." The Proboscis Monkey is a large species of monkey. The males usually measure anywhere from 26 to 35 inches in length - and that measurement only applies to their head and body measurement (they have very long tails, as well). Males of this size weigh about 35 to 60 pounds - so a typical male Proboscis Monkey can be the size and weight of a small child. You can find Proboscis Monkeys in Borneo, Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia. They live in forests and plantations and areas where there are bodies of water. Excited to learn more about the Proboscis Monkey? Get a copy of this book and discover more fascinating information about this animal.

Warning Do Not Open This Book

Warning  Do Not Open This Book
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Author: Adam Lehrhaupt,Matthew Forsythe
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781442435827
Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Monkeys, toucans, and alligators unleash mayhem.

Red Sonja Age of Chaos 4

Red Sonja  Age of Chaos  4
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Author: Erik Burnham
Pages: 32
ISBN:
Release: 2020-06-17
Editor: Dynamite Entertainment

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With the fate of all things hanging in the balance, the evil necromancer Kulan Gath must be resurrected -- but can it be done without sacrificing another human being? Sonja and Chastity consult another sorcerer to find a way, but with Evil Ernie, Purgatori, and Jade all chasing after Sonja and the source of Gath's power, there's little time to set things right. The Age of Chaos continues!