Evolution of Backend Data at Oscar



In this first post, we’ll be taking an exclusive look at the backend stack for data processing here at Oscar and how it continues to evolve. This is a lengthy discussion, so it will come in three parts over the next few weeks.

Building an engineering program at a new tech company is an…

I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!

- Trent Reznor, 5.28.13. New NIN album later this year on Columbia Records. (via nineinchnails)

(Source: wrestlingchampions)

Floyd Mayweather without the domestic abuse and jail time


Floyd Mayweather is one of the most successful boxers of his generation. According to Wikipedia: “He is a five-division world champion, who has won eight world titles and the Lineal championship in three different weight classes.”  He’s also 43-0 with only a single split decision.

He’s known as a master tactician and to the chagrin of some a “defensive” fighter.  The basis for his strategy is counterpunching - he reacts before the other person has a chance to compensate.  Not everyone likes to watch his fights, but the point he’ll usually raise, is that he’s 43-0.

So what’s the point?  It always pays to have a strategy grounded in good fundamentals, but being able to react to your opponent before it’s too late can make the difference between being Floyd Mayweather and Michael Spinks.


Also, stay out of prison.

The Boston Public Library on a sunday afternoon

The Boston Public Library on a sunday afternoon

Mar 8

Lessig Blog, v2: Prosecutor as bully


Boston Wiki Meetup

(Some will say this is not the time. I disagree. This is the time when every mixed emotion needs to find voice.)

Since his arrest in January, 2011, I have known more about the events that began this spiral than I have wanted to know. Aaron consulted me as a friend and lawyer. He…

Jun 3
After 9 years, I said good-bye to my first post college job

After 9 years, I said good-bye to my first post college job