Michael Bastos, BSCS
Why Technology Recruiters Fail
October 22, 2013
If you’ve been a software engineer for a while you’ll know that recruiters are the Nigerian Prince of the technology ecosystem. Most of them send out these massively canned emails through either my GMail account or LinkedIn and in most cases won’t tell me what the job really entails or who the potential employer is.
Become the expert you need
October 11, 2013
“Son, no one you meet in this life is ever too dumb or stupid to learn or master how to do something, only to be too disinterested or lazy not to follow through with it” – Staff Sergeant Clark
Putting Science back in Computer Science
September 13, 2013
When I started as an early Programmer (before I finished high school) I was always worried about knowing every bit of knowledge I could get my hands on.
Losing focus and getting it back
December 2, 2013
Recently I entered into a conversation with a good friend that had helped me remember that I had lost focus of what was important, when I made a comment about my contract job he reminded me that I had only taken that position to help me focus on my real job, the start up.
Don’t wait for a community, build it
October 27, 2013
The format was revolutionary and something I’d never seen before so of course I had to try it out for myself.
Lone Wolf Syndrome
October 26, 2011
With the success of one man tech companies like InstaPaper, there is this surge of desire within the Startup Community to go at projects alone and to not hire any employees at all.
Measuring Myself Up
December 4, 2013
Recently there was a Dave Ramsey article that got a lot of controversial feedback on the issue of Habits of the Wealthy and whether or not having those habits makes one better off financially.
Confusions about prosperity
December 3, 2013
In the end Money is the root of all evil but is not evil and and of itself. Money does not make you evil, it merely enhances your existing good or evil traits a bit more.
Why I’m okay with an Early Christmas
November 25, 2013
Recently I’ve heard a lot of people complaining that Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier every year. It use to be that the radio would start playing Christmas music right after Thanksgiving and then suddenly now Halloween isn’t even over and there’s already Christmas decorations at all of the stores. You know something? I for one am okay with that and here’s why.
Schema.org is Crucial to WordPress
October 30, 2013
Recently, there have been a number of articles discussing the new Hummingbird upgrade on Google Search. Many of you have probably already heard that because of this change, it will bemore important to use Schema.org in your site’s syntax in the future.
WP-Chef now has Redis Deployment
September 11, 2013
I have spent the better part of the last two months migrating over many of my custom WordPress DevOps deployment scripts to WP-Chef.
You’ve been GPL’d!
August 8, 2013
I’d like to tell you all a story to give some perspective on recent events that have happened in the WordPress community.
Book Review: Cash Flow Quadrant
October 26, 2011
I’ve been wanting to review this book for some time now and I hope I
Book Review: Twitter Power
March 21, 2011
I'd been looking for a good social media book that just focused on using Twitter as a platform.
Book Overview: ReWork
March 15, 2011
With it's short two to three page chapters, ReWork seemed like a simple enough book to read and go through.
Common Sense SEO Part 6: Start Now
June 23, 2011
Now that you’ve read all of the first five topics of Common Sense SEO, the
NO to Blog & SEO Ninjas
October 5, 2010
If you have ever read any of my posts so far you'll know that I push for people to have a common sense approach.
Common Sense SEO Part 5: Analysis
September 15, 2010
The second to last part of proper SEO is doing an Analysis of your own site compared to others. Check out how you compare to other similar websites.