Andy Reed

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I Quit My Job When Apple and Google Helped Me Start an Online Business

Four years ago I was a member of the beige army, working in a full-time job as a manager in a software company in Dublin, Ireland.<p>I was a cog in a much larger wheel. I did my job well and played my part in the larger company goals. But it was an ongoing low level nightmare.<p>My job involved working …

We Drive to the End of the Earth in Patagonia – Feature

You could be alone here. Beautifully alone.<p>Patagonia is the continental Atlantis that humanity forgot to populate, where jagged mountain peaks shoot into the sky unbowed by millions of years of gale-force winds, and glaciers get bigger with time. This southernmost stretch of South America is one of …

South America

How Quickly Did the Crew of Apollo 13 Know They Had Lost the Moon?

Forty-six hours and 43 minutes into the flight of Apollo 13, Capcom Joe Kerwin had a mission update for commander Jim Lovell: “The spacecraft is in real good shape as far as we are concerned. We're bored to tears down here." Nine hours later, things got a lot less boring. A routine stir of the …

Space Exploration

Google updates TensorFlow, its open source artificial intelligence

Google answers plea from users with update to open source tool that adds ability to operate on multiple devices – it’s like using many brain cells instead of one<p>The battle for the future of computing is a battle to bring artificial intelligence to the mainstream – and Google is quietly overhauling …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Facts About Olympic National Park

Located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, Olympic National Park features one of the most unique collections of landscapes in a U.S. …

Comprehensions in Python the Jedi way

by Bjørn Friese<p>Beautiful is better than ugly. Explicit is better than implicit.<p>-- The Zen of Python<p>I frequently deal with collections of things in …

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …

How to set up a Raspberry Pi 3 from scratch (with video)!

MarchIsForMakers continues! It's my month-long collaboration with Saron from CodeNewbie. We've had some amazing guests on our respective podcasts and …

Raspberry Pi

9 crazy things we learned about Pluto in the past year

Solar System

How to get your job application noticed every time

I love reading relationship advice on Reddit. Users on there ask some pretty interesting questions, and are very honest in their answers. They’re also mostly delusional. Check out this really interesting post I came across a little while ago:<p>Tons of guys say things like “I’m smart, nice, I make …

Employment

What Is HTML5?

It benefits users, web developers and browser and mobile platform creators. Join me for an introduction to the most important web standard, HTML5.

Mobile

Why the US Is Buying Up So Many UK Artificial Intelligence Companies

DeepMind, SwiftKey, VocalIQ—Does the UK need to worry about a brain drain in artificial intelligence?<p>Autonomy, DeepMind, SwiftKey, VocalIQ. Each are British artificial intelligence and machine learning startups bought by US tech giants—HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple, respectively.<p>And they're …

Artificial Intelligence

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

How to pass a programming interview

<i>This post started as the preparation material we send to our candidates, but we decided to post it publicly.</i><p>Being a good programmer has a …

Employment

Scrum vs. Kanban: How to combine the best of both methods with Scrumban

Though scrum is by far the most popular agile methodology, in recent years, many organizations have been experiencing issues with it and are moving …

A CEO and serial entrepreneur shares the biggest excuses that hold people back

Oh my God, the excuses. When you start a sentence with "I want to ..." then end up with "but" midway through, you're making an excuse.<p>You can probably guess a few of the most common. You may have even used one or two in your life: "I didn't have any money," "I didn't have a chance," "I grew up in a …

Entrepreneurship

Finally, some good news about the Silicon Valley housing crisis

Last week the city council in Mountain View, California, took a significant step toward addressing Silicon Valley's housing affordability crisis. According to the Mountain View Voice, the city council "largely gave a thumbs-up" to a new planning document for its North Bayshore district that …

The 25 Best Free Android Apps

From bleeding-edge productivity to fun with friends, presenting 25 great, no-cost additions to your home screen.<p>It’s time to load that Android-powered slab of glass and circuitry up with a heaping helping of download-worthy apps.<p>Of course, it’s downright impossible to individually tickle everyone’s …

MIT spin-out Thunkable hopes its drag-and-drop app builder can be a money-spinner too

Bagging lots of users is a challenge one of the startups in Y Combinator’s 2016 winter batch is worrying about a bit less than the average. The two-man strong founder team of Thunkable is coming from the rather more comfortable position of already having fostered a community over four million …

Have Great Tech Skills? 14 Business Ideas for Before You Quit Your Day Job | Inc.com

I'm a huge fan of entrepreneurs. I'm a huge fan of people who start their own businesses.<p>But I'm also a huge fan of dipping your toes in the water before diving completely in.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful, …

Employment

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

The Ultimate No Gym Workout

A big part of the training in our 10 week Amateur To Athlete experiment have been bodyweight exercises, from classic press-ups and their many …

5 Easiest Places For The Novice International Traveler

Travel is awesome. See cool things, meet new people, eat amazing foods. I’ve spoken to a lot of people who want to travel, but were worried since they’ve never left the country. To them (and you, if you’re still reading), have no fear. People are friendly everywhere.<p>To make it a little easier, I’ve …

New Zealand

Google Play's new dev tools make it easier for developers to understand users

Google just introduced a few nifty tools that allow developers to monitor how people use and respond to their apps.<p>Fergus Hurley, product manager for Google Play, announced in a blog post that the latest iteration of the Developer Console will help developers “better analyze and manage ratings and …

This guy's amazing robot confuses and enrages telemarketers — and you can use it too

Roger Anderson's a phone guy. He builds those audio menus companies use when you call in (<i>press one for Spanish...two for sales...etc.)</i><p>But Anderson's pet peeve is telemarketers. And when one of them used a some bad words on the phone with his son, he decided to do something about it. He writes on …

Amazing

Coding Jarvis in Python in 2016

It’s tough for an erstwhile Iron Man to work on creating their personal AI assistant on the weekends. Like any other time-pressured inventor without …

Speech Recognition

11 Richard Branson Quotes to Inspire Fulfillment at Work | Inc.com

I've always been impressed by the career of Richard Branson. Who wouldn't be? After all, he's a sharp businessman, a visionary, and unlike many, finds a way to find the joy in winning. In fact, I've found his words to be particularly powerful for inspiring work fulfillment. Here are some quotes:<p>On …

Entrepreneurship