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Recruitment is Good; Common Recruiter Tactics Are Bad.

Recruitment is Good; Common Recruiter Tactics Are Bad.

There truly is market value in helping folks find new careers.  Technical recruiters have the potential to be the grease in the wheel of the new economy, to help people achieve better, bigger, things with their skills;  To uplevel their salaries, to life them out of poverty.  And to help companies uplevel their teams and their products.   But if one separates the *tactics* from the *endgame* Read the article >>
Reduce LinkedIn Spam with this Profile Headline

Reduce LinkedIn Spam with this Profile Headline

If like me, you are a software engineer, you probably also get LinkedIn recruiter spam. I don't mind getting messages from folks who have read my profile and my twitter, considered my the best fit for my talents within their clients, and crafted a message to me.  But LinkedIn messages from recruiters are not like that.  They are spray-and-pray messages dogshit from folks who haven't even read Read the article >>
Recommended Books from my Asia Trip

Recommended Books from my Asia Trip

I just got back from a 3 week Asian trip where I had a lot of time available to do some in-depth reading. Here are some book recommendations: Sum (40 tales from the alterlive) -- 2 hour read - Fiction -- 40 whimsical short stories about what the afterlife might be like. Physics 100 Years into the future -- 5 hour read - Fiction -- Exactly what it sounds like The Water Knife -- Read the article >>
8-Bitcoin App Ideas

8-Bitcoin App Ideas

Here are some Bitcoin App Ideas I was kicking around during my Spring 2015 'funemployment': International donations -- Kiva is one of my favorite apps for charitable donations.  I'd like to ability to make donations on my mobile phone, with bitcoin. International Remittence -- This just seems like such an obvious use case for bitcoin, but I've never heard of anyone actually using the BlockChain Read the article >>
Six Mac Productivity Tools To Try

Six Mac Productivity Tools To Try

SpiderOak -- Dropbox for a post-Snowden world. Seamlessly sync your  *encrypted* files between your computers.  SpiderOak's servers never know the plaintext contents of the data being stored.   CloudApp -- Easily upload and share screenshots (or other documents).  Comes with a handy  menubar app that auto-copies a link to the uploaded contents.   Boomerang for Gmail -- Read the article >>
8 Tips to fix Slow Facebook Load Times

8 Tips to fix Slow Facebook Load Times

Here are 8 tips I've found that help improve the load time of my facebook account: Check if other web-sites are slow.  If so, the problem could be with your internet connection and you will need to switch to another network. Check if other programs on your computer are slow.  If programs that do not require Internet connectivity (like Microsoft Word) are slow, then there may be an issue with Read the article >>
Google Glass and the Promise of Augmented Reality

Google Glass and the Promise of Augmented Reality

The dream of integrating man and machine to create an Augmented Reality has been a feature of hundreds of science fiction books since the beginning of the computer revolution.  By combining digital technology with 'stereoscopic heads up displays', projects like Google Glass offer the first opportunity for consumers to experience blur the line between real reality and virtual reality. Here are Read the article >>
The Art of Non-Reaction

The Art of Non-Reaction

Tweet.  Text.  E-Mail. Instant Message. Ring.  Buzz.  Growl.  Chime. By the time you are done reading this post, you've likely received multiple requests for your attention.  Perhaps they came in the form of notifications on a shiny new Apple device.  Or maybe they were interruptions from your office environment around you.   If you are not in your office on your Apple device, perhaps Read the article >>
9 Tips to Fix Slow Gmail Load Times

9 Tips to Fix Slow Gmail Load Times

It's been one year since my original post on Gmail slowness, and it now seems that, since then, others have been having similar issues. I've collated some tips to fix your gmail slowness: First things first, make sure your internet connection is speedy. Switch to a modern browser, like Google Chrome. Delete your cookies, temporary internet files, and disable browser plugins. Disable any Read the article >>
Google Glass App Ideas

Google Glass App Ideas

Google Glass is the most exciting consumer technology project in years.  It is an opportunity to totally change the way humanity interacts with computing.   Here are some Google Glass app ideas I've collated or collected from around the internet: ( Disclaimer: This post is entirely speculation.  The post is a product of my own brainstorming, and is not endorsed by Google. ) Glass' Killer features The Read the article >>