Hi, I’m Alik Levin.
I am passionate about how stuff works and how it breaks. I am security engineer with Caradigm, a healthcare software company. I worked for Microsoft for 8 years as a Principal Consultant in the field and then as a Senior Programming Writer, focusing on security, performance and cloud computing related technologies. View my LinkedIn profile to learn more about me.
Work is one side of me, life is another – I try to separate them and invest accordingly. Despite the separation there are common themes that apply to both, one of my favorite collection of themes that resonate with me a lot comes from OSC Manifesto:
- Tools are not talent
- Money != success
- Integrity cannot be bought
- Consume the minimum, produce the maximum
- Talk is a poor substitute for action
- Create yourself before someone else does
- Don’t do what people tell you to do
- Trust your heart
- Confront and document
- Believe nothing
- Finish things and give them to people
If these resonate with you too then I am sure you will find helpful insights on the website. Or you can just shop at Amazon.com ;).