Short Tips

October 11, 2019

Are There Language Learning Apps That Can Help You Learn Another Language?

None of the “language learning apps” will effectively help you learn a new language to the extent of being comfortable using it in practice. I’ve studied Spanish and German with Duolingo, Memrise, Babbel and enjoyed different aspects of each app. They weren’t mutually exclusive, either. Most applications will teach you some basic grammar and a limited

October 4, 2019

What Are Some Amazing Gift Ideas For Your Business Partners and Employees?

What gift ideas for your business partners and employees do you currently have? I’m really fond of backpacks. A hosting company I worked for as a brand ambassador branded a nice camouflage Dakine backpack for a Christmas party, which I believe also contained a pack of Converse sneakers. I still remember both and really appreciated the gifts.

September 28, 2019

Should Social Media Platforms Fact Check News Posts?

Social media platforms need a proper reporting mechanism for fake news sites. Some like Facebook do that, however, that’s often misleading, and relying too much on automation is making things worse. Others, like Twitter, don’t really incorporate that (aside from banning accounts). Facebook is easy to fake because it only takes a handful of reports on

September 24, 2019

How I Leverage My Smartphone for Different Work Activities

Other than calls and messaging, I try to leverage my phone for different work activities. Tethering is one of the obvious go-to actions when I’m working from a coffee shop. I run a VPN for security purposes which also lets me connect to our intranet (accessible from a static IP). Our project management and version control

September 9, 2019

Who Can Develop Something Like Quora?

In a nutshell, Quora isn’t a complex application (purely speaking of its feature set). Building a pet Quora “clone” at home is possible in the sense of creating an app supporting: User sign-ups and profiles (including messages) Topics Questions Answers Comments Blog (an incredibly simple one) Activities with questions and users – following, blocking, etc.

August 29, 2019

What Is The Morning Routine of a Typical American CEO?

Do you know how many CEOs work in the States? (assuming you don’t include the rest of North and South America) I took a quick look at LinkedIn, searching for CEOs in the US, and here’s what comes up: Nearly 3 million CEOs, or close to 1% of the population (or maybe more since not

August 23, 2019

How To Become An Efficient Full-Stack Developer

It takes over a decade of building back-end systems, configuring server environments, altering front-end layers for different browsers and operating systems, applying design patterns, and dabbling with the latest trends in software engineering (big data, machine learning, embedded development, whatever comes in). It’s a poor action plan to start with. Full-stack developers are programmers who

August 16, 2019

Can You Write A Book Based On Quora?

I have 3 book drafts in the works based on my Quora answers. One of them was recently finalized and published on Amazon : Amazon.com: 126 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur: The Entrepreneurship Fad and the Dark Side of Going Solo eBook: Mario Peshev: Kindle Store I tend to repurpose a lot of my

August 9, 2019

The Best Content Management System for Photographers

All Content Management Systems out there support media uploads, galleries, content production (About/Contact pages or blog posts or other story pages including your work). For starters, when searching for the best content management system (CMS) for photographers, you can really launch your portfolio with any of them. From a visual standpoint, do some research upfront

August 2, 2019

How Do Companies Like Facebook Keep Their Software Engineers In Check

Facebook employs over 10,000 engineers. Deploying anything to production isn’t as simple as a rogue engineer secretly hacking something in or out leading to billions of people rendering the end result. Lots of people monitor the code base (since they work on it). You have to familiarize yourself with the flow and the ongoing changes