Steven Wang

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The Real Reason Quirky Failed

There’s been a lot of buzz covering the story of Quirky failing this summer (and filing for bankruptcy this week). It usually reads something like …

17 TV Shows That Will Spark Your Creativity

Getting started on a new creative project can be a great way to give the right side of your brain a workout. While there are a million and one ways to spark your creativity, did you know that watching TV can also be a great way to get those ideas flowing? Yup, you read that right. TV is creative …

From Haskell to Hardware

We turn Haskell into a tree structure of operations and thence to Verilog<p>The same code generates different circuits depending on which types we …

Software Is a Service

It’s not just about a different business model for delivering software, it’s also a different way of providing key functionality.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>In the world of …

Let’s Build A Simple Interpreter. Part 1.

<i>“If you don’t know how compilers work, then you don’t know how computers work. If you’re not 100% sure whether you know how compilers work, then you</i> …

Python Programming

Will The 'Game of Thrones' Finale Be Able To Finish Out The Books At Last?

Game of Thrones has arrived at its season five finale tonight, “Mother’s Mercy,” and it’s scraping up the very last of the existing source material of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books. This season has done the impossible of covering most of the major plot points of <i>two</i> massive books, …

TV Series

Success Is Not An Accident: What Sports Business Millennials Can Learn From NBA MVP Stephen Curry

Some years back, Alan Stein attended the inaugural Kobe Bryant Nike Skills Academy. The three-day camp included the country’s top 20 high school shooting guards along the top 10 college shooting guards.<p>Among those individuals was now Golden State Warriors MVP point guard, Stephen Curry.<p>“The least …

Basketball

How Google Finally Got Design

Google’s transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.<p>It would have been crazy to say just a few years ago. But today, Google produces better-designed software than any other tech behemoth. If you don’t believe that, …

The Miami Heat, in Surprising Showdown, Simply Can't Afford to Lose Dwyane Wade

From the first press conference—one Pat Riley called "an innocent beginning" while gushing about a 21-year-old's maturity, defensive mentality and ability to finish games—South Florida fell deeply in love with Dwyane Wade, and it has been smitten ever since.<p>As Wade became the Heat, the Heat …

NBA

Hard-Core Career Advice For A 13-Year-Old

I’m ashamed because I felt the need to brag to my 13-year-old. But she asked for it. My daughter Mollie had a homework assignment for her guidance class that had her ask me what I do for a living. This put me in a weird position. I do a lot of things. I didn’t know how to tell her.<p>But it also shows …

Self-improvement

Tips For The Class Of 2015 From The World's Youngest Billionaires

It’s not every day you get personal advice from a billionaire, but some lucky college graduates got just that.<p>As commencement speakers around the country imparted wisdom on 22-year-olds, a couple of those speakers were young members of the billionaire club. Certainly many among the class of 2015 …

Virginia Tech

Funny Illustrations on the Digital Age

Jean Jullien is a French graphic designer and illustrator based in London. Through funny and light illustrations, he sees the world with a satiric …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

How To Recognise Famous Painters According To The Internet | Gift Ideas

Art history has never been so easy! Reddit user DontTacoBoutIt (now a dead account) posted a series of famous paintings and gave short but …

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6 Great Art Blogs For Those Addicted To Learning

I’m addicted to learning. I grew up in a household where education is extremely important and success was achieved by studying and working hard at …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Eight Innovative Industries China Does Better Than Anywhere Else

China has long been known as the factory to the world, and with good reason. In 2011, for example, it manufactured 90% of all the personal computers produced globally that year, as well as 80% of the air conditioners, 74% of the solar cells, and 70% of the mobile phones.<p>Like a factory, China has a …

Nine hard-won lessons about money and investing

Any time you talk about money, you risk sounding like a jerk. I’m going to take that risk in this post. I’ll start out by talking about a couple ways …

Finance

An economist explains what the heck is happening to the global economy

The dawn of the twenty-first century has proved unsettling. It was not what we expected. Only a few years ago, the world was full with apparently justified optimism. The new century would be free of the ideological fights that plagued the twentieth. A consensus emerged that markets and democracy …

Economics

When Should Startups Hire A CFO?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Christian Gheorghe</i> <i>is the founder and CEO of</i> <i>Tidemark</i><i>,</i> <i>maker of modern cloud-first business planning and</i> <i>enterprise analytics</i> <i></i><i>solutions. Previously he was formerly SVP and CTO at SAP.</i><p>Many founders and CEOs of startups don’t spend a lot of time thinking about CFOs. When it comes to finance …

Life of a HTTP request, as seen by my toy web server

When learning a new programming language, I tend to write two things with it: a language interpreter (usually a FORTH-like language or Brainfuck if …

Object Oriented Programming is an expensive disaster which must end

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com<p>The No True Scotsman …

Threading

A Conversation on Future Urbanism, Tech Hubs

It was a really interesting selection of panelists with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, former New York City director of planning Amanda Burden and Zappo’s CEO Tony Hsieh, who has been struggling to revive downtown Las Vegas, at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment summit …

This App Avoided Being Made Useless By Using The iPhone’s Charger (But Not For Charging)

Remember Cycloramic? It was one of our favorite iOS apps last year. It allows you to take hands-free 360-degree selfie panoramics by using the iPhone’s vibrating motor to propel it around your desk.<p>A key component of this trick, though, was that the last few iPhones have had squared edges. Those …

A Fresh Look at Rust

I have been programming with Rust for quite a long time now but that does not mean much. Rust has been changing for years now in such dramatic ways …

Docker is the Heroku Killer

After getting an intense look at Docker last night, I firmly believe that it is going to be the most disruptive server technology that we've seen in …