User Profile

Claudius Link

Joined 1 year, 5 months ago

According to my daughter I'm "in love with books".

I read a lot of Nonfiction books related to Cyber Security, Organizational Development, and Software Development in general. I'm interested in the human side of technology.

You can find me on /

This link opens in a pop-up window

Claudius Link's books

Currently Reading (View all 11)

Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone: Verlorene der Zeiten (German language, 2022, Piper) 5 stars

Zwei Feindinnen in einer Zeit des Krieges. Verbotene Nachrichten, heimlich ausgetauscht auf den verlassenen Schlachtfeldern. …

Ich habe die englische Originalausgabe (This Is How You Lose the Time War) gelesen und ich war begeistert. Allerdings bin ich dabei an die Grenzen meiner Englischkenntnisse gekommen. Ich hatte das Gefühl, dass ich nicht die gesamte Poesie der Sprache verstehen konnte. Deshalb habe ich es jetzt noch Mal auf Deutsch auf meiner Leseliste. Ich hoffe sie Übersetzung ist gut 🤞🏻😁

John Lanchester: Whoops! (Hardcover, 2010, Penguin Books) 4 stars

We are, to use a technical economic term, screwed. The cowboy capitalists had a party …

Interesting book explaining many financial products and looking at what's behind them. Good for a general understanding of the banking crisis of 2008 and the still ongoing problems.

I found the middle part rather repetitive and war sightly bored.

The end again is much better. The author even a fan of our liberal (democratic) capitalism doesn't hold back on criticism of capitalism

Ramit Sethi: Your Move (Paperback, 2018, IWT, Iwt) 3 stars

In his first book in nearly a decade, New York Times bestselling author Ramit Sethi …

I haven't started reading it, but I already have the feeling it is the usual unscientific advice book. It is just not possible for everyone to move develop a dorm room blog into an 8-figure-a-year company. This means that all the advice is anecdotal, not scientific, and probably not generally applicable.

The If Books Could Kill podcast ( hasn't talked about this book but generally reviews books like this

Kathy Sierra: Badass: (2015, O'Reilly) 5 stars

Imagine you’re in a game with one objective: a bestselling product or service. The rules? …

#TIL I learned about the Zeigarnik Effect.

The brain keeps "background processes" running for uncompleted or interrupted tasks. Unsurprisingly these users cognitive resources which then aren't available for other tasks. Luckily a task can be "completed" by "delegating" it. E.g. writing it down.

Thai explains so much. Why #WIP is important, how #Kaban works, and generally why writing stuff down helps

Laurent Richard, Sandrine Rigaud: Pegasus (Paperback, 2024, Pan Macmillan) 5 stars

The gripping, behind-the scenes story of one of the most sophisticated surveillance weapons ever created …

Stuff for Nightmares

No rating

Not a book driving into the technical details, but covering the organisation of the discovery and the stories behind the victims. It is a well written page turner leaving you frustrated about the suvielance industry, the misuse and the lacking regulation.