This is real life. Just yesterday, someone I follow on Facebook discovered that someone had created two fake accounts and used her pictures to assume a false identity which the “someone” used to flirt with me and generally behave in an unladylike manner. The fake accounts were reported, but initially, Facebook refused to remove them,… Continue reading How does catfishing work?
“Let’s put it this way. The idea of being employed is a problem if you want to be creative. Sometimes I sit for a whole day just thinking about my code, then I spend a week writing it. It’s tough to explain that day where you just sat there and thought to employers, but any… Continue reading A Toptal developer’s experience with creative coding and pushing your limits
“What’s next for me? Hmm. Let me think.” Andrew Korzhuev, who leads various analytics initiatives at Toptal, talks to me via Skype on a Thursday afternoon. He is in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Oh! I know. My next project is to go back home to Russia to get a driver’s license.” I can’t help but chuckle… Continue reading Programming in the Andes. A Toptal Engineer’s Search for Adventure
We live in a big, rushing, digital world. Writing letters is something done for nostalgic purposes; a throwback to simpler times. School-age children aren’t even taught to read an analog clock anymore. Even the simple act of installing a landline telephone in your house is an antiquated ideal. However, in this digital world, where social… Continue reading Resumes in the digital age
There’s a type of exercise that can make your muscles and bones strong, relieve stress, strengthen your heart, and burn calories like an incinerator. Unfortunately most women aren’t doing it. The problem? Stigma and lies. Lifting weights can do all these things for women, but unfortunately there’s a stigma associated with women who are physically… Continue reading Why is society afraid of strong women?
Home buying has been on the decline since the housing bubble burst, but things are finally on the upswing. Experts agree that the housing marking is clawing its way steadily out of a hole, and the experts at Shea Homes have compiled a list of the fifteen best places to buy your next home. These… Continue reading Top places to buy your next home
This summer, millions of people across the world will be watching the globe’s biggest sporting event. The tournament, which turns up once every four years, will be taking place across 12 cities in Brazil. All of this creates a platform where spectators will witness the most scientific and technologically advanced soccer tournament ever. Players will… Continue reading 2014 World Cup full of new tech advances
Do you have the brains for technical problem solving and mathematic systems? For most people the answer is no, but for the few gadget gurus out there, the answer is yes and the opportunities are endless. Here are 4 great careers ideal for tech-savvy minds. Computer systems analyst Called the most underrated job two… Continue reading 4 career opportunities in the tech industry
Whether you are an open and proud geek or just getting in touch with your inner nerd, this list of TV shows has something for everyone to love. If you’re looking for shows to tickle your geek fancy, these eight shows will do the trick. Big Bang Theory This is a show about four… Continue reading 8 geeky shows that captured our hearts
Everyone was sick of the comparisons even before the launch. Now, let’s take one last look at it as you make your decision about what to buy for Christmas. ‘Tis the season for some big decisions: Fake tree or real tree? Self-gifting or hoping for the best? And, of course: which new game console should… Continue reading Holiday purchases: Xbox One versus PlayStation 4