Tag: technology

Work-Life Balance & Wellness for Techies

Photo Source With any job, passion and the pressure to perform well can lead to overworking yourself. This can be especially hard on those in tech-oriented jobs, who are constantly at a computer. On top

The Programmable Self

Why there’s always somewhere better to be “It’s hot. It’s loud. Goddamn this mariachi band to hell!” I thought to myself while waiting on the New York City subway platform. My mind sought separation from my

The 3 Most Underrated Cryptocurrencies in the Industry Right Now

We have all heard of Bitcoin. Maybe even Ethereum or Litecoin. But, today, I am here to show you the three most underrated cryptocurrencies in the industry right now. These digital assets have clearly defined goals

Can You Robot?

Eva LiBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing Mar 12 Makers, developers, robotics enthusiasts, if you are still hunting for robotic parts and hoping that they are compatible with the software, please continue reading. Recently, consumer robotics company Vincross just launched

How to Recruit and Retain Great Engineers

I’ve always been worried about bringing in great people to my team. Many years into this, and I am still concerned. One of the cliché phrases you hear as a people manager is: “You should

How Blockchain Could End Identity Theft on Dark Web

We feel that our personal data is very important and priceless. However, the reality is very different. Stolen credit card information, addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers are sold on the dark web for as

How Can Hierarchical Test Structure Absolutely Make a Mess?

source: pexels Have you ever written your unit tests using a simple xUnit style testing framework? Then you probably know, as tests get more complex, the more boilerplate and duplication they collect, either spread among

Beyond Crypto?—?Blockchain Ethics

The Not So Good 51% Attacks and Double Spending As I mentioned before, blockchains are just nodes (people’s computers) working together to create a network. One of the beauties of these nodes is that their owners are

Only Intrinsic Motivation Lasts

Why I Quit a $500K job at Amazon to work for myself Last week I left my cushy job at Amazon after 8 years. Despite getting rewarded repeatedly with promotions, compensation, recognition, and praise, I wasn’t

How To Set Up a Network Bridge for LXD Containers

Most of our web applications run in LXD containers. Not without reason LXD is one of the most important features of Ubuntu Server for me. There are many ways to access a web application in

How Zero Wins: Product Analysis of the Fasting Tracker

What is Zero? Zero was created in 2016 by Kevin Rose (founder of Digg) as a personal side project. It has just one main button that the user presses to toggle between the start and end

What We Can Learn from Crypto’s Anti-Hero

“The house of Cypherpunks has many rooms.” –Timothy May Last month, Timothy May, the incendiary co-founder of the Cypherpunks mailing list and author of the Crypto Anarchist Manifesto, died, leaving behind a complicated legacy for the

Blockchain for social good. Reviewing top use cases in 2018.

Most blockchain projects are aimed at raising funds and generating profits with meaningless products, but some of them are designed to help those in need, through joint efforts of the community, solve acute social problems

How to convert a website into an Android app from scratch?

In this tutorial, we will learn How to Convert a Website into an Android Application using Android Studio. If you do not know anything about Android Studio yet, Don’t worry.We will start everything from scratch. This

How Blockchain Could Power the Decentralized Internet

Blockchain has been described as the technology that can power the next generation of the internet?—?the decentralized web, or web3. What is Centralization? It is important to understand how the internet is currently “centralized” and

What technical interviews have in common with Masterchef

And what we can learn from it. Masterchef for those unfamiliar with the programme, is a BBC reality TV cooking show. There are three versions?—?celebrity, regular and professionals. with the core concept being contestants compete with

Our Digital Future is Not Just Hype … “Digitize” or Get Left Behind!

I had some interesting discussions with policymakers and academics last week. My events focused on the “digitization of organizations” and “financial technology.” As always, there was a lot of interest in the new world. Everybody

How to use online data to do market research

Market research can reduce the risks that entrepreneurs face when they want to build a new product. In this article I talk about some market research techniques I have found that answer some important market

How to get noticed in the Javascript world

The first part is knowing you’re allowed to, and encouraged to contribute. I had no idea about this, and I feel this is the major restriction. People don’t know you can do this. The next

2018 in review: 8 people in tech you need to follow

From blockchain to the media industry and beyond, these are some of the people that have shaped tech in 2018. The tech lists I usually see out there are very compartmentalized: most powerful in tech, women