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4 Things You Thought Were True About Time Management

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with how to make the most of their time at work. How do you stay on top of an overflowing inbox? How do you get work done when your day is taken up by meetings? How can you get through a continually expanding to-do list? How do you even find time to make a …

Why We Need Infographics (and How to Make Them Great)

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer who has been writing about pop culture for over five years. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, National Post, Film School Rejects, and more. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with</i> …

A Short Guide to a Happy Life: Anna Quindlen on Work, Joy, and How to Live Rather Than Exist

The commencement address is a special kind of modern communication art, and its greatest masterpieces tend to either become a book — take, for instance, David Foster Wallace on the meaning of life, Neil Gaiman on the resilience of the creative spirit, Ann Patchett on storytelling and belonging, and</b> …

Real-time tech support with Olark

Foreword<p>We came a long way since we started the public beta testing of Dubjoy, the video voice-over solution in the browser.<p>We’re targeting a pretty …

Software Development

Quant Strategies Implemented by the Quantopian Community - Quantopian Blog

Last week I gave a quant finance meet-up talk at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, CA. The format was inspired by some analysis I did on the types of …

Mountain View

Facebook

<i>Perhaps you encountered these in math classes or an elective in your CompSci degree, and think they’re just “theoretically” interesting. (Or not.)</i> …

Algorithms

Writing a full-text search engine using Bloom filters

Search engines and Bloom filters: A match made in heaven?<p>A few minutes ago I came across a Hacker News post that detailed a method of adding search …

Search

Ask HN: Tools you use for remote working?

Hi, as remote working is becoming more and more common, I'm curious about tools/services startups are using. (Features management, bug tracker, video …

Remote Working

How I Got 5,0000 GitHub Followers In Less Than 24 Hours

After a discussion with a friend of mine I’ve decided to do a blog post about a program I created called “Githug”, and how I used to get to the front …

Trends

Michael Lewis on Writing, Money, and the Necessary Self-Delusion of Creativity

The question of why writers write holds especial mesmerism, both as a piece of psychological voyeurism and as a beacon of self-conscious hope that if we got a glimpse of the innermost drivers of greats, maybe, just maybe, we might be able to replicate the workings of genius in our own work. So why …

Cash Flow and Destiny – Andreessen Horowitz

Wait ’til I get my money right<br>Then you can’t tell me nothing, right?<br>–Kanye West, “Can’t Tell Me Nothing“<p>If you are an entrepreneur, you have probably …

You Can Increase Your Intelligence: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Cognitive Potential

"One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one's greatest …

Humanity

MPI Latency on Google Compute Engine

Google has officially thrown its gauntlet into the IaaS cloud computing ring by opening up access to the Google Compute Engine (GCE) service to the …

Cloud Computing

Open Source MOOC Platform

MOOCs

If you read one thing today, make it Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson's timeless advice on creative integrity and life: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/05/20/bill-watterson-1990-kenyon-speech/

David Foster Wallace’s Timeless Graduation Speech on the Meaning of Life, Adapted in a Short Film

On May 21, 2005, David Foster Wallace got up before the graduating class of Kenyon college and delivered one of history’s most memorable commencement addresses. It wasn’t until Wallace’s death in 2008 that the speech took on a life of its own under the title <i>This Is Water</i>, and was even adapted into …

Givers, Takers, and Matchers: The Surprising Psychology of Success

<i>“The principle of give and take; that is diplomacy— give one and take ten,”</i> Mark Twain famously smirked. But for every such cynicism, there’s a heartening meditation on the art of asking and the beautiful osmosis of altruism. <i>“The world is just,”</i> Amelia Barr admonished in her rules for success, <i>“it</i> …

How to Walk Away

The psychology of lost causes<p>Phineas H/Flickr<p>Most of us know what it's like to stay in a job or a relationship after it's stopped being satisfying, or to take on a project that's too big and be reluctant to admit it. CEOs have been known to allocate manpower and money to projects long after it …

Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class

Kodak employed 140,000 people. Instagram, 13. A digital visionary says the Web kills jobs, wealth — even democracy<p>Jaron Lanier is a computer science pioneer who has grown gradually disenchanted with the online world since his early days popularizing the idea of virtual reality. “Lanier is often …

Dynamo Sure Works Hard

We tend to think of working hard as a good thing. We value a strong work ethic and determination is the face of adversity. But if you are working …

Estimation Technique #1 – Know Your Orders Of Magnitude

It continues to amaze me how many “facts” get out there without even the most cursory checking. (See Wikipedia’s List of Common Misconceptions for an …

Big-O Algorithm Complexity Cheat Sheet

Introducing Heka

We here on the Mozilla Services team are happy to announce our first beta release (v0.2b1) of Heka, a tool for high performance data gathering, …

Redis as the primary data store? WTF?!

The web is abound with warnings and cautionary tales about going this route. There are horror stories about lost data, hitting memory limits, or …

Databases

Ask HN: Best alternative to Heroku?

Are there other viable/hands-off/scalable rails app hosting solutions you'd recommend?<p>What I love about heroku : super easy to deploy and …

Heroku

Ask HN: What is your daily reading list?

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