Curious about the legal (and ethical) standards for inviting someone to spend time at a for-profit private sector company without any monetary compensation, I did some research into unpaid internships. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division publishes a useful fact sheet – Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under The Fair Labors Standards
There was a recent thread on HackerNews comparing the traffic driven by HN vs r/programming to a blog post written by an entrepreneur working on an iPhone app. I made the following observation: I know this is just a fun article, but to get more serious for a minute; the missing thing here (what most people
I’m continuing to get my new Macbook Air set up, and I’ve been getting adjusted to the new Finder. This helps if you’re a power user: Open the terminal (found in /Applications/Utilities/) Type the following (without quotation marks) to show hidden files: “defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true” Hit enter Type the following (without quotation
I came across a post on HN today complaining of the lack of important things happening in Internet startups. The author, Swizec, makes a case for the existence of an echo chamber effect in Internet startup-land that leads to incrementalism. I couldn’t agree more. Here in NYC, there’s an echo chamber in the media world.