Rachel Schifano

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9 Minutes a Day is the Magic Number for Better Personal Branding

Professionals know it's important to promote yourself to step up the corporate ladder. But if you think you don't have the time for that, think …

How to Find Balance Between High Productivity and Overworking

You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it's going out of style. But the weeks continue …

Productivity

Why Paul Graham is (sort of) Wrong About Philosophy

A couple years ago, Paul Graham wrote an essay about philosophy. The essay, on my reading, makes three central claims:<p>Philosophy has largely been …

Julie Ann Horvath Describes Sexism And Intimidation Behind Her GitHub Exit

The exit of engineer Julie Ann Horvath from programming network GitHub has sparked yet another conversation concerning women in technology and startups. Her claims that she faced a sexist internal culture at GitHub came as a surprise to some, given her former defense of the startup and her internal …

A woman's take on GitHub: it's structural sexism.

A good example of structural sexism is going on in the tech world right now. This story, if largely true as told (do note that GitHub has so far …

Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I Will Never Hire You.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve been in hiring roles and have received thousands of resumes from new college graduates. I’ve interviewed many for real jobs and done my share of informational interviews. Sometimes I’ve hired people into entry-level positions. More often though, I haven’t.<p>Those who did …

Employment

Memory management in C programs

Probably the simplest way to allocate memory in C is to use a stack allocation; if a variable is declared inside a function without specifying static …

Compilers

Comcast is definitely throttling Netflix, and it's infuriating

First, let's talk about the worst company in America<p>Comcast is one of the most hated companies in America, yet inexplicably, also one of the most …

GitHub goes to school | The GitHub Blog

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of education.github.com, a site dedicated to using GitHub at school.<p>We want to help the next generation …

Education

Pininfarina inkless metal pen will write forever

What if you could have a writing implement that draws a line like a graphite pencil, but in permanent, non-smudging ink like a pen?<p>Car design company …

Alfa Romeo

Hormones Explain Why Girls Like Dolls & Boys Like Trucks

When offered the choice of playing with either a doll or a toy truck, girls will typically pick the doll and boys will opt for the truck. This isn't …

Write an aphorism using valid code

Can you write an aphorism in at most 4 lines of code ?<p>Code should read as much as possible as an aphorism in plain English and should return the …

Programming

When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change

“If everything worked out perfectly in your life, what would you be doing in ten years?”<p>Such a question opens us up to fresh possibilities, to reflect on what matters most to us, and even what deep values might guide us through life. This approach gives managers a tool for coaching their teams to …

The McRib: Enjoy Your Symptom

How McDonald’s strange, seasonal sandwich explains the rest of its menu<p>Each year, the McRib makes a brief visit to Earth. Its arrival elicits reactions ranging from horror to awe. And for good reason: this would-be rib sandwich is really a restructured pork patty pressed into the rough shape of a …

Why Don't More Men Pursue Female-Dominated Professions?

(Photo: American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter)<p>A reader named <b>Albert Hickey</b> writes:<p>I’m a father of three girls and I’m into technology. I keep …

My Internship Experience

This summer, I interned at this YC funded startup called MakeSchool (during the summer after 8th grade) up near San Francisco, California. This was …

Artist Collaborates with her 4-Year-Old Daughter to Create Amazing Illustrations | Colossal

<p>In one of the best collaborations this blog has seen in ages, professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks has been collaborating with her …

Keeping Your Laptop Plugged in All the Time Will Kill Its Battery Faster

Laptops are our indispensable lifeline to the majesty that is the Internet. We use them to work and play from anywhere in the world. But if you're …

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The tech industry: one or many?

After reading How Zynga went from social gaming powerhouse to has-been, most would be convinced that the “social gaming bubble” has popped.It’s …

Tech Industry

Functional Programming

Chapter 5<p>So far, you’ve focused on becoming familiar with the tools that Clojure provides: immutable data structures, functions, abstractions, and so …

JavaScript

How We (Unexpectedly) Got 60K Users in 60 Hours

A presentation by Patrick Ambron, CEO of BrandYourself, at GrowHack on October 16, 2012. For more growth hacks you can use to get more users visit www.growhack.com

Hacking

The Data Behind H-1B Visas

Code & Conquer - A war game for Coders

War

Why there is no Hitchhiker’s Guide to Mathematics for Programmers

<i>For those who aren’t regular readers: as a followup to this post, there are four posts detailing the basic four methods of proof, with intentions to</i> …