Static Blogs

Static What? Static blogs are blogs that are composed of just a bunch of HTML files. There’s no magic to it – No databases, WYSIWYG editors, etc. Just a bunch of files sitting on a webserver, waiting for a click or two. That sounds pretty lame You’re absolutely correct. Without any engine for the blog, […]

Sweat Equity

The phrase ‘Sweat Equity’ gets thrown around a lot, especially within the tech startup community. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the origin of the phrase goes all the way back to the (then) new found American dream of homeownership. As more homeowners went the DIY route to enhance and in turn, add more value […]

Migrated from Heroku…

  by  karindalziel  After letting my blog idle for an year, I figured it was time to get back to some writing. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), Octopress had a few too many updates for me to apply them painlessly. I ended up going through a bit of a manual update process. However, Heroku was rather unimpressed with […]

Vibram Five Fingers & Half Marathons

I hopped on the barefoot running bandwagon almost an year ago, starting with the Vibram FiveFingers KSOs. Since I wasn’t a long-time runner, switching away from the heel strike was an easy transition and I didn’t have any issues running 5Ks in them. Enter the Chicago Half Marathon. I followed Hal Higdon’s awesome 12 week […]

Happiness before death

It’s great that many young hackers are giving a lot of thought to being happy throughout their lives instead of focusing on a specific work related task that ends up being irrelevant in the long run. Having already come across the Top five regrets of the dying, I found Majd Taby’s article on a moment […]

Quality Sleep

Since our generation does not sleep, except for those lucky elites, the deprivation leaves us exhausted. Not wanting to sacrifice the sacred early hours of trolling our favorite forums (or of watching cat videos), we have been cornered into figuring out a way to get the most from the few hours we sleep. Apparently, you […]