Darrell Terry

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This is why I quit an incredible job at a top VC firm to become a programmer

Today was my last day at Andreessen Horowitz.<p>I feel deeply fortunate to have worked with some of the smartest people in technology — people like Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz and Chris Dixon among others — and to have learned so much from them while serving the a16z mission of helping entrepreneurs …

Computer Science

Know Your Language: C Rules Everything Around Me (Part One)

A brief history of the programming language to end all programming languages.<p>C.<p>C is everywhere and in everything. C powers the Mars Curiosity rover, every computer operating system, every mobile OS, the Java Virtual Machine, Google Chrome, ATM machines, the computers in your car, the computers in …

Compilers

Here's Why The Eight-Hour Workday Is An Outdated Concept

How productive are you during your eight-hour workday? No matter your answer, the truth is that there are better ways to achieve optimal productivity.

10 steps to starting a business while keeping your full-time job

I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn't go far enough.<p>So here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people how to create meaningful self-employed careers.<p>(His online courses "Launching a Business …

Small Business

Here's How The Rest Of The World Drinks Coffee

What more can be said about coffee? A lot, it turns out.<p>Europe will import 44.5 million bags this year, and drinkers in the U.S. will spend $40 billion on it. You love it, we love it. People all around the world love it, no matter how they drink it -- or how weird it can get. (Egg yolk and cognac? …

Coffee

If You Work From Home (or Aspire to) You Must Read This

Let’s face it: long commutes, office politics, and the nine-to-five grind are quickly becoming obsolete. According to a recent report, fifty-three …

Roth IRA

The one thing all entrepreneurial people have in common

It's a common phenomenon for those who are setting out without a safety net to build a business, write a book or movie script, or to invent a new product.<p>What entrepreneurial-minded people have most of all — above inspiration, focus, skills, financing, brilliant ideas, etc. — is that they never …

Entrepreneurship

The skills gap is widening - but here’s how you can close it

<i>Rosie Allabarton is a writer who lives in Berlin. Her journalism specializes in technology, education, employment and women in technology. She works as a tech writer and content manager for CareerFoundry, an online educational platform that provides training in web development and UX design,</i> …

Employment

The Unusual Strategy That Made This Mom’s Million-Dollar Knitting Business | Inc.com

The world of start-ups is a super exciting, innovative--and lucrative--place to be in 2015. This year, thousands will find their fortune in ingenious new tech businesses, marketing, software development, and... knitting?<p>When you think of the types of super successful start-ups raking in almost a …

Customer Service

Astronomers Find a Dusty Galaxy That Shouldn't Exist

A object from the very early universe is bafflingly rich with dust that theory says shouldn't have formed yet.<p>Peering back in time to find the very earliest objects in the universe, an international team of astronomers has discovered a galaxy that shouldn't be there at all.<p>The problem, the …

Colleges Are Failing America's Midlife Population

Barbara Vacarr, director of the Higher Education Initiative for Encore.org and a former president of Goddard College, raised a compelling question in a Chronicle of Higher Education article she recently wrote: With so many boomers looking for help to transition to a new phase of work, why has there …

Higher Education

5 Amazing Facts Everyone Should Know About Our Sun

We hear a lot about other gorgeous planets like Saturn or Jupiter and we appreciate the Sun but never hear too much about it. <b>What is the Sun exactly?</b> …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Week's Best Space Pictures: Space Smiley Face, Mercury Megacrater

A star smiley face seems to form a cosmic grin, a Space X rocket launches, and a giant iceberg breaks free in Antarctica in this week's roundup of space photos.

7 Easy Ways to Learn Coding and Computer Science for Free

These days it seems like people fall into one of three categories: people who know how to code, people who want to learn how to code and people who …

Coding and Math

Coding has been a hot topic in education lately and rightly so. It is an important subject. I was recently talking to a friend of mine who has to …