This blog is about data analysis, AI, machine learning, NLP, ontologies, complexity, provenance, security, identity, trust, privacy and other related topics managed with a Lean/Scrum process focus. It consists mainly of links to material  related to a current or a potential day-job requirement.  Most of the industry focus is in healthcare, medical research, economics and finance.


  • “At the core of all well-founded belief lies belief that is unfounded” – Wittgenstein
  • “History does not arepeat itself, It rhymes” and “History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes a lot.” – Mark Twain
  • First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.”
    – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Simplicity if the prerequisite for reliability” –  Edsgar  W. Dijkstra
  • “Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  • “A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.” – Wittgenstein
  • “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler” – Einstein
  • “Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful.”  – George E. P. Box
  • ““If you understand something in only one way, then you don’t really understand it at all. The secret of what anything means to us depends on how we’ve connected it to all other things we know.” ~ Marvin Minsky
  • “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” — Schopenhauer
  • Isaac Asimov
  • “You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” ~ Dame Cicely Saunders
  • “… there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them. Thus it happens that whenever those who are hostile have the opportunity to attack they do it like partisans, whilst the others defend lukewarmly, in such wise that the prince is endangered along with them. ” — The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli CHAPTER VI
  • “Stay hungry,  stay foolish’ – The Whole Earth Catalog, 1974 back page of the final edition


from: Cybercrime Outlook 2020 From Kaspersky Lab
“The old adage ‘Knowledge is power’ will be more relevant than ever before. The struggle for the means to collect, manage, store and use information, about everything and everybody, will define the nature of threats for the next decade. Therefore the problem of privacy protection will be one of the key issues of the decade.”

‘Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.’ ~Lao Tzu

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