Good advice for a tough hiring market

Good advice for a tough hiring market || “If You Don’t Feel Like You’re Bragging, You’re Probably Underselling Yourself” http://ow.ly/5seDy

A short-term solar “quiet period” may bring a cooler 21st century

A short-term solar “quiet period” may bring a cooler 21st century || “Sun down” http://ow.ly/5s38Y

Admittedly this video has nothing to do with the aforementioned article but it is still incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring.

First the Segway and now the YikeBike; personal transportation is undergoing a renaissance

First the Segway and now the YikeBike; personal transportation is undergoing a renaissance || “YikeBike” http://ow.ly/5s1AF

How amazing is this product?  I think we’ll be seeing a lot more of these once production reaches a certain scale and they incorporate some cosmetic elements such as shock absorbers that would appeal to people who might hit a pothole or two along the way to their destination.

Minor drawbacks aside, this is truly a revolutionary mode of transportation.  Much like the Segway before it this product has completely deconstructed the personal conveyance paradigm and built something entirely knew from the ground up.  I think each vehicle has its own unique set of use cases but this one is particularly interesting for the urban commuter who may only need to travel 1-2 miles to and from work, for example.  The compact nature of the YikeBike is a significant improvement over the Segway that never really caught on beyond certain commercial applications and the occasional novelty use (i.e., Segway tours).  It will obviously take some time for people to become accustomed to this new human-machine interaction but based on what I’ve seen in numerous videos, it looks like that won’t be a major problem.

Inclement weather on the other hand, now that’s going to be an issue.

Market dominance: Android will be on 300 million devices in 2010

Market dominance: Android will be on 300 million devices in 2010 || “Google: 500,000 Android devices activated each day” http://ow.ly/5s1pz

A thought-provoking look at human-generated history

A thought-provoking look at human-generated history || “Two thousand years in one chart” http://ow.ly/5s2Ro

Educational experience meets mobility

Educational experience meets mobility || “As Mobile Devices Multiply, Some Colleges Turn Away From Building Campus Appshttp://ow.ly/5rYxA

Watch out NPR, P.F. Chang’s and Wes Andersen fans, we have your number now

Watch out NPR, P.F. Chang’s and Wes Andersen fans, we have your number now || “Middlebrow Culture” http://ow.ly/5rU7O

There is something very funny and refreshing (coming from a fan of the fine, fine product) to see that Pabst Blue Ribbon is at both ends of the spectrum.  I dare say it appears to be the bookends that define the outer periphery of the culture continuum (or not).

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Microsoft’s new mobile OS looks very promising

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The Ladders new service guarantees results

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Microsoft’s new cloud-based Office 365 platform is a good (but not perfect) start

Microsoft‘s new cloud-based Office 365 platform is a good (but not perfect) start || “Office 365 Isn’t Mobile Enough” http://ow.ly/5rXTo