Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice — first with the Linux kernel and again with Git.

In a rare interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Torvalds discusses with remarkable openness the personality traits that prompted his unique philosophy of work, engineering and life.

He also has the same kind of treadmill desk that I have. Winking smile

“I am not a visionary, I’m an engineer,” Torvalds says. “I’m perfectly happy with all the people who are walking around and just staring at the clouds … but I’m looking at the ground, and I want to fix the pothole that’s right in front of me before I fall in.”

Azure App Configuration is a developer-focused service in Azure that manages and distributes application settings.

It helps implement patterns, such as the 12-factor app, and is particularly useful for cloud native and other distributed applications.

In this video, learn how you can use Azure App Configuration to simplify management of and secure access to your application settings.

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Microsoft Research’s podcast interviews Jenny Sabin, an architectural designer, a professor, a studio principal and MSR’s current Artist in Residence.

On today’s podcast, Jenny and Asta talk about life at the intersection of art and science; tell us why the Artist in Residence program pushes the boundaries of technology in unexpected ways; and reveal their vision of the future of bio-inspired, human-centered, AI-infused architecture.

Could Quantum AI help you live to 200?

Google’s quantum supremacy news opens exciting doors.

A quantum computer completed a task in 200 seconds that would take 10,000 years on today’s fastest supercomputer.

This video narrated by Stephen Fry, explores the special connection between quantum computers and AI. Together, they will change everything.