Tag Archives: Technology

How to Hire Remotely

I previously wrote on How to Work Remotely. Now, I throw some tips out there from the other side. While I’ve worked remotely for over a decade, I’ve also hired and managed teams remotely on several occasions in that time as well. I would have to say that the most important lesson that I’ve learned […]

How to Work Remotely

In reference to the image above: “Amateur Wireless Station” — Ha! That’s a perfect nickname for my office. Sadly, phrases like “Work from home!” and “Be your own boss!” have become synonymous with scams and spam. Well, I have worked from home and been my own boss successfully and legitimately for over a decade now. […]

Tired of Technology

Woh, for a tech blog, that’s about as cynical and ironic of a header as you can get, but it’s true. As much as I feel some days like completely deleting all those many social profiles I’ve built, wiping out all my websites, blogs, and comments across the web, tossing my laptop in the trash, […]

Netflix: The Game Changer (Not New)

Netflix was pretty much a game-changer day one of its incarnation. I wrote about this three years ago, though it was true long before that. Strangely, others are now only finally coming around (seeing articles popping up as if any of this is actually new) to what I thought was inevitable even before I wrote […]

The Coding Brain

Learning a coding language, in my opinion, is very similar to learning a spoken language. You need to learn how to read and write it well (perhaps not fluently, but well) in order for yourself, as well as others, to understand what you’re communicating. The way a server or browser might not be able to […]

Way Too Much Information

While that’s often associated with a sarcastic remark to someone who’s perhaps revealed too intimate of details about themselves, I’m actually referring to something else entirely — the disturbing amount of information others have on us. The truth of the matter is that we’re identified and profiled by a staggering amount of statistics in the […]

Is My Online Information Private?

No. At least, not completely. From text messages, phone calls and voicemail, email and IM chats, to search history, shopping habits, etc., your privacy is for the most part, an illusion. The only thing that is private is what’s inside of your head. Once you share something in any capacity, especially through technology, it is […]

Wikipedia vs Books

I’m sick and tired of people trying to discredit information found on the internet. That thought is, in and of itself, in fact, what is ignorant. Knowledge is knowledge, wherever it is found. Whether you read it in a fifty-year-old respected text book, on a Wikipedia page, or in a bathroom stall, words are words, […]

Best of Online Movie and TV Streaming Services

UPDATE — You can finally order stand-alone versions of both Showtime and HBO. Traditional cable is on its way out; this is inevitable. Cable, has for a long time now been a bit dated, but isn’t completely out-dated just yet. The problem with cable? Expensive and not very customer-friendly. The worst part of cable is […]