Sun 13 Jun 2021

Practical Reed-Solomon for Programmers

This article will not turn you into an expert on Reed-Solomon. It will however allow you to understand and use any R-S codes you have to work with. In addition, you’ll learn what R-S can and can not do, and how it relates to other error correcting systems. Finally, with this understanding, the more math heavy explanations might become more accessible.

Source: Practical Reed-Solomon for Programmers, an article by Bert Hubert.

Split Second

Michelle Maxwell has just wrecked her promising career at the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight for the briefest moment and the man whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

​Sean King knows how the younger agent feels. Eight years earlier, the hard-charging Secret Service agent allowed his attention to be diverted for a split second. And the candidate he was protecting was gunned down before his eyes. Now Michelle and Sean are about to see their destinies converge.

Drawn into a maze of lies, secrets, and deadly coincidences, the two discredited agents uncover a shocking truth: that the separate acts of violence that shattered their lives were really a long time in the making—and are a long way from over.

In the evening I started in Split Second, King and Maxwell Book 1 by David Baldacci. It's the first time I read a book by this author.