by Romain Guy www.curious-creature.org Falcon Pro I recently installed Falcon Pro , a new Twitter client, on my Nexus 4. I really enjoy using this application but I noticed a few hiccups here and there while using it and it seemed that scrolling the main timeline did not yield a perfectly stable framerate.
(Building) The 7 Books of a Highly Effective Programmer Like many programmers, I’m always on the lookout for the perfect programming book. Over the years I have tried to enumerate a few key examples , however after reading them all I am still left wanting. However, I recently came across a couple interesting blog posts 1 that motivated me that the only way to find the set of perfect books for programmers was to build them myself.
Dear Lifehacker, I usually spend a decent amount of hours sitting in front of my PC when I have time off, doing pointless, non-productive things. Then it hit me: I could be using this time to earn a little extra spending money. Got any suggestions? Thanks, Bored and Looking to Make a Few More Bucks Dear Bored, Many of us have more free time than we have money, so why not turn that extra, wasted time into cash? Unfortunately, practically everyone would like to make money in their spare time, so this topic is rife with online scams.
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Emily Hickey, CMO of Hashable, mother Her career: Emily Hickey is chief marketing officer of Hashable. Before that the Stanford graduate was chief operating officer of PhotoShelter, cofounder of Yeah!
by Tony Schwartz | 2:21 PM August 24, 2010 I've been playing tennis for nearly five decades. I love the game and I hit the ball well, but I'm far from the player I wish I were. I've been thinking about this a lot the past couple of weeks, because I've taken the opportunity, for the first time in many years, to play tennis nearly every day. My game has gotten progressively stronger. I've had a number of rapturous moments during which I've played like the player I long to be.
“I’m a good boss, I really am,” John Fearon, founder and CEO of DropMySite , tells me, in full earshot of his employee at their office in Block 71, Ayer Rajar Crescent , considered the nexus of Singapore’s technology startup scene. He was making a point about how he’d be a bad subordinate but a good leader who is comfortable with starting things. “I’m one of those that can go into the room and self-combust.”
Screenshots via Jakob Nielsen People look at pictures of real people online but skip over generic photos. Even the most ardent Internet supporters will acknowledge that most Web sites are a hodgepodge of poor design and cluttered content. And so Jakob Nielsen, a Web site consultant and author of a number of books about design and user interface, has made it his personal mission to try to bring order to the tangled design of most sites. Mr. Nielsen’s weapons in the fight to clean up this mess include some eye-tracking software and research he chronicles on his blog .
<img src="http://timebusinessblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/600_biz_yuan_0518.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="600_biz_yuan_0518" title="600_biz_yuan_0518"/> Since China opened up to the world with its sweeping economic reforms in the late 1970s, and especially in the past decade as private-sector enterprises have mushroomed, the model of executive compensation in the country has increasingly mirrored ones in the U.S. and Europe .
Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson's HBR Single , based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren't sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle.
by Tony Schwartz | 10:25 AM May 1, 2012 Tomorrow is my birthday — always an opportunity for reflection, but especially this time. For several weeks now, I've been thinking about what I've learned during the past six decades that really matters. Here's a first pass: 1.
27 April 2012 Last updated at 19:06 ET By Tim Harford BBC Radio 4, More or Less It's not every day that someone writes down an equation that ends up changing the world. But it does happen sometimes, and the world doesn't always change for the better. It has been argued that one formula known as Black-Scholes, along with its descendants, helped to blow up the financial world. Black-Scholes was first written down in the early 1970s but its story starts earlier than that, in the Dojima Rice Exchange in 17th Century Japan where futures contracts were written for rice traders. A simple futures contract says that I will agree to buy rice from you in one year's time, at a price that we agree right now.
Ever wonder how Google manages to search the entire web and return results in half a second? Well, RobertvH from Munich did, and Mountain View's head of web-spam, Matt Cutts, talks you through it in the above YouTube video. The short answer?
Matt Kepnes did what so many of us dream of doing: He quit his job to travel around the world. But then he took his dream even further. He found a way to make money while he was doing it. Kepnes, also known as Nomadic Matt , turned a vacation into a job that can bring in up to $9,000 a month.
If I've learned anything over the past 10 years, it's that the old saying, "It’s far more rewarding to give than it is to receive" is very powerful. I was recently invited to mentor a group of emerging social entrepreneurs, all of whom are focused on business models geared towards improving the lives of others, at an intimate conference called Praxis. While I was going there to help and guide others, I left with the gift of being inspired, challenged, and full of hope. Everyone I met had a compelling purpose for their business and a number of them really stood apart from the crowd.