Readings for Lunch — [ 23 Apr 2018 ]

IMAGE OF THE DAY
The phenomenon of “crown shyness,” where trees avoid touching (source)

ENCRYPTION

Helvetica is now an encryption device

[…] researchers have figured out a way to embed encryption into typed blocks of text on paper.
Their secret weapon?
Helvetica and Times New Roman.

SYSTEM DESIGN

Cracking the system design interview

If you’re a fresh graduate with no experience in large-scale distributed systems, or even a seasoned engineer with years of experience under your belt, this article will be useful for you.