Sean Manley

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Starry Oregon Skies Sparkle in Breathtaking Milky Way Photo Series

Ben Coffman spends his nights capturing the starry skies of Oregon, and the results are astonishing. The Portland-based photographer frequents Crater Lake and other iconic Oregon vistas during odd hours to achieve awe-inspiring, long-exposure shots showcasing the Milky Way.<p>The effortless natural …

Oregon

Optimizing Metadata Is A Key To Future Storage

Metadata is information about information. It is a description of what a piece of data is about, when and how it was made, how it is connected to other information, etc. Metadata is what the data in a file or sector header is in a storage device or system. Metadata is also the information that is …

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 1)

A non-artsy primer in digital aesthetics<p>Introduction<p>OK, first things first. This guide is not for everyone. Who is this guide for?<p><b>Developers</b> who want …

Before You Quit Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur, Read This | Inc.com

You could be sitting on the fence with an idea or a desire to start your own business. Inspiration comes through many different sources and not all reasons are valid enough to pursue a business.<p>For instance, getting fed up of being answerable to someone all the time isn't the right reason to start …

Entrepreneurship

7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 2)

A guide to visual aesthetics, written by a nerd<p><i>This is the second part in a two-part series. You should read the</i> <i>first part first</i><i>.</i><p>We’re talking about …

UI Design

The Fog – Landscape Photography by Kilian Schönberger

The Fog, a photographic series of breathtaking landscapes.<p>Kilian Schönberger is a Cologne, Germany based photographer specializing in landscape and …

A List of Goals Is Not a Strategy

Let’s say you’re getting together with other managers and employees to develop your organization’s or unit’s strategy. No matter how much discussion and enthusiasm you bring to the task, you’re likely to emerge with a list that looks like this:<p>Growth<br>• Superior operational outcomes through efficient …

Employment

When You Give Your Team a Goal, Make It a Range

Goals! Managers love setting them. Employees <i>(hopefully)</i> want to achieve them. And for good reason. A well-constructed and thoughtfully considered goal can be extremely motivating and rewarding. It’s no surprise, then, that they are a staple of any modern day manager’s motivational toolkit. Want to …

5 Fatal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Must Avoid | Inc.com

Research on the causes of entrepreneurial failure is often confusing and contradictory, but most investors and successful entrepreneurs agree that five common mistakes are potentially fatal:<p><b>Poor hiring.</b> In young and fragile companies every hire is crucially important, yet also potentially …

Entrepreneurship

The 3 Entrepreneurial Traits Kids Should Learn for a Successful Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It was the entrepreneurial skills instilled in me by my grandfather at an early age that not only shaped my future path to success as an entrepreneur, but also built the parameters for my mindset and my life. When I became a father I knew …

Entrepreneurship

Should Employees Review Their Bosses?

A Gallup study released in 2012 found that 70 percent of American workers reported being disengaged at work, costing the American economy an estimated $450-550 billion annually. That same poll also found that managers are directly responsible for their employee's level of engagement. Bad bosses are …

Employee Engagement