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A Horrifying Look into Dev Hiring

This post by Jared Nelson is a look into the modern hiring practices of large technology companies. I have to say that his summary items at the end are especially damning – organizations are hammering people on algorithms that they know not only that they will never use, but aren’t even remotely close to relevant. […]

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China’s Economy Slows Sharply (NY Times)

Very interesting article.  The impact of tariff’s is affecting both American businesses, but also hammering manufacturers in China. The NY Times article : China’s Economy Slows Sharply, in Challenge for Xi Jinping

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How Tampa Turned Around

Here’s hoping this all comes off as planned.  It was sad seeing Riverwalk be mostly closed businesses the last time we were down there… https://urbanland.uli.org/development-business/how-tampa-turned-around/

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Phishers and scammers are getting very clever

Everyone should read this.  No matter how good you are, there are people out there who’s “job” it is, is to rip you off.  They are very good at it.  Be careful, and be suspicious.  Never give out anything to an unexpected caller, no matter how well informed they seem.  When in doubt, you can always […]

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Quick SQL Cheatsheet (on GitHub)

https://github.com/enochtangg/quick-SQL-cheatsheet Keeping it handy to refer people to!

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Link to EFF article on adjusting Facebook settings for app privacy

Keeping this handy! https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/03/how-change-your-facebook-settings-opt-out-platform-api-sharing  

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Wired article on Facebook and the changes the 2016 election wrought

A lot of people complain that with the algorithmic changes to the Facebook news feed, they don’t see what their friends are doing (which is all many of us want). In fact, those changes let to a tremendous amount of gaming the system. At first, Mark Zuckerberg denied anything was amiss, but over time, he […]

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The Onavo VPN app is spying on you

While Facebook and Onavo include some details in their license agreement, I’m 100% sure no one realizes that Facebook is using Onavo to learn what apps users are using, and what sites they’re visiting. The whole point of a privacy VPN is to have privacy, not to expose everything to Facebook. I’m not one for […]

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A simple blood test for cancer? Bring it!

This is fascinating stuff.  While this particular test is focused on women, no doubt there will be tests that are for men, and gender neutral ones as well.  

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Todoist links of interest

Are you a Todoist user?  If so, these two blog entries may help you get more out of your investment (either time or money) https://blog.todoist.com/2015/09/03/10-hidden-features-of-todoist/ https://blog.todoist.com/2014/06/10/a-comprehensive-guide-to-todoist/

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