jmsvalderrama

40 Flips | 5 Magazines | 16 Following | @jmsvalderrama | Keep up with jmsvalderrama on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “jmsvalderrama”

How Technical People Can Become Soft-Skill Rock Stars | Inc.com

There is a lot of emphasis today on STEM over soft skills. The media tells you that technical abilities, are the key to success in many professions. Many employers downplay soft skills such as personal interaction and communication, until they need them of course.<p>Tony Safoian, CEO of SADA Systems …

Michael Jordan

6 reasons this is the perfect thank-you letter to send after a job interview

You ace it — and you walk out feeling confident and relieved, like your work is <i>finally</i> done.<p>But it's not.<p>You can't just go home, sit back, and wait. You need to take one last crucial step: send the follow-up note.<p>"The best timeframe to send a thank you email is within 24 hours after your …

Employment

Estos son los increíbles salarios de los becarios de Silicon Valley | Lifestyle | Cinco Días

<b>Silicon Valley</b>, también conocido como Valle del Silicio, se encuentra situado en la Bahía de San Francisco y es el lugar donde reposan las mejores …

Trucos para hacer que tu iPhone y iPad funcionen más rápido | Smartphones | Cinco Días

Con el tiempo es normal que un dispositivo sufra ralentizaciones y otros problemas de rendimiento, y más aún cuanto más antiguos son sus componentes …

Ricardo González, ganador del premio al mejor Blog Financiero de 2013

El inversor profesional Ricardo González ha resultado ganador de la tercera premio al "Mejor Blog Financiero de 2013" por su blog …

21 Things I Learned About Bitcoin From Living On It For A Week

I lived on Bitcoin for a week – <b>Day 1</b> / <b>Day 2</b> / <b>Day 3</b> / <b>Day 4</b> / <b>Day 5</b> / <b>Day 6</b> / <b>Day 7</b>. This is what I learned.<p><b>1.</b> <b>It is possible to live on Bitcoin in San Francisco for a week.</b> It cost me about 4.85 Bitcoins. I sometimes had to live on the fringes to get by.<p><b>2</b>. <b>It is only recently possible to live on Bitcoin</b> …

Configuring NFS in SmartOS

In the past, I've written up configuring NFS in Solaris, FreeBSD, and Linux. Now I'll turn my focus to SmartOS. Briefly, NFS (network file system) …

Linux

BLOOMBERG SPYING SCANDAL ESCALATES: Reporters Used Terminals To Spy On JPMorgan During 'London Whale' Disaster

Reporters at Bloomberg News used private information from Bloomberg terminals to spy on employees at Goldman Sachs.<p>And now it's clear that Bloomberg reporters used private terminal information to report on at least one other firm, too.<p>Wall Street firms pay Bloomberg millions of dollars a year to …

3 Tips For Surviving As A First-Time Manager

Your first management job is a big win – a sign that you’ve done something right in your career. It’s also the first time that your success is completely tied to the performance of other people.<p>Those other people are your former peers, maybe even your current friends, and everyone feels a little …

How GE Uses Data Visualization to Tell Complex Stories

<i>GE, perhaps more than any other major company, is dedicated to the use of data visualization as a key part of its marketing and communications efforts. Stemming from our Insight Center on visualizing data, I spoke with Linda Boff, GE’s executive director of global brand marketing, about the</i> …

MAP: The Incredibly Inconsistent Cost Of Electricity Across Europe

While Europe is integrating at different speeds on different sets of policies, and electricity can easily flow over national borders, electricity remains a very national market. And the price of electricity varies greatly in Europe. An Italian family pays more than three times what a Bulgarian …

Administrative Law

The 7 Steps To Starting A Business

It’s not how many hours you work nor is it how many hurdles you must overcome, rather business is about getting from point a to point b in the quickest manner possible while maintaining product quality and healthy margins.<p>Often, when starting a business, entrepreneurs think too much about small, …

Teletrac Navman Blog

According to OSHA, out of the 4,379 private industry worker deaths in ... <br>Read more<p>I learned how to drive in Bombay, India. And if you’ve heard any …

Customer Service

How To Negotiate A Higher Salary

Negotiating a higher starting salary or a pay raise is rarely easy. We may want or even <i>need</i> more money, but I don’t know anyone who gets excited about having to ask for it. Not only have most of us grown up hearing that talking about money is impolite, as I discussed here, but when looking for …

VMware Spin-out Startup Pivotal Gets $105M for the Industrial Internet Arms Race : Now an Instant Superpower

General Electric just announced that they are pouring in $105 million in investment into Pivotal, the VMware (EMC) spinout that is focusing on the …

How to Pitch Your Startup in 3 Minutes

<i>Erica Swallow is leading team Deliverish on StartupBus, a 72-hour hackathon on a bus to SXSW. Read up on her experiences as a buspreneur on the</i> …

5 Practical Tips for Perfecting Your Startup Pitch

We are living in the age of the entrepreneur — more people are starting up, and it's ever important to stand out in the crowd. When pitching …

Hiring Experts Reveal Resume Pet Peeves

Crafting a resume that is unique and impressive is the goal of every job seeker. However, there is no one blueprint to follow in this process. …

Bitcoin And The Future Of Money

<i>The following guest post is by Alex Ferrara, partner in Bessemer’s New York office where he focuses on investments in the software and Internet sectors.</i><p>As Bitcoin tops the charts as the hot new tech phenomenon, there has been chatter of whether or not it will succeed as a mainstream currency, …

Iterations: How Five Real Economists Think About Bitcoin’s Future

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah is a contributor to</i> TechCrunch<i>. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>There isn’t just a bubble in the Bitcoin economy, there’s a bubble in the number of posts about Bitcoin. I’ll pile on, even after this week’s mini-crash, but with a twist. A few weeks ago, I <b>wrote some</b> …

Why Bankers Want You to Fear Bitcoin

Even though the web first saw Bitcoins in 2009, the decentralized virtual currency is the talk of the Internet right now. It reached a record value …

Mark Webber: “It probably looks quite clumsy…”

An awful weekend for Mark Webber in China was topped off by a three-place grid penalty for Bahrain following his collision with Jean-Eric Vergne<p>After …

Bitcoins Are Digital Collectibles, Not Real Money

In case there is any doubt after yesterday’s market action, Bitcoins are not money. They also can never be money, in the sense of providing an alternative to the U.S. dollar for operating the U.S. economy. Rather, they are “digital collectibles,” the cyber equivalent of rare postage stamps.<p>Money …

Bitcoin Is Up 92% Since Yesterday

The remarkable ride for Bitcoin traders continues today.<p>The virtual currency is now trading at $115, nearly double where it was yesterday, when Bitcoin plummeted to a low of $60 following a 12-hour trading halt on the world's largest Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox.<p>On Wednesday, the currency topped out …

Hackers Point Large Botnet At WordPress Sites To Steal Admin Passwords And Gain Server Access

If you’re running a WordPress site, now would be a good time to ensure you are using very strong passwords and to make sure your username is not “admin.” According to reports from HostGator and CloudFlare, there is currently a significant attack being launched at WordPress blogs across the …

Who needs MS Office for iOS and Android? CloudOn's here now

commentary Microsoft's much-rumored Office app for iOS and Android may not pop up until later next year. But CloudOn's Office app fills the bill quite nicely.<p>Those of you waiting for Microsoft to unveil a version of Office for iOS or Android should stop waiting and take CloudOn's Office app for a …

Apps

Bitcoin Trading Halted For Next 10 Hours After Massive Sell-Off

We won't be bringing you any updates on the price of Bitcoin for the next 10 hours or so.<p>That's because Mt. Gox, the world's largest Bitcoin exchange, has halted trading in the virtual currency until 10 PM ET "to allow the market to cooldown following the drop in price" that happened …

OS X Code Reveals Apple's Plans For Super-Fast Wi-Fi

With the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 beta release currently in the hands of developers, some of the more eagle-eyed nerds have noticed references to …

12 reasons why public clouds are better than private clouds

Public clouds have the edge over their internal counterparts in security, reliability, and elasticity, according to the author of a new book on …

The Real-time Web in the Real World

In today’s video, Bryan Cantrill and Brendan Gregg discuss the challenges of applications that exhibit data-intensive real-time semantics -- aka …

Erlang