A bug-out bag is a backpack filled with the equipment you need to survive apocalyptic scenarios such as a total collapse of the economy or catastrophic superstorms. Typical items include emergency food and water, first-aid kit, camping gear, knives, and weapons. If you’ve seen Doomsday Preppers, you’re probably familiar with the debate about what to [...]
Posts By: Valerie R. Coffman
Offering advice to women in business and female tech entrepreneurs in particular is all the rage. Much of the advice I see falls into the obvious category, and the not-exactly-specific-to-women category. Some of it is even just plain bad advice for anybody. (I don’t recommend that you “trust your intuition” as this piece from Mashable [...]
The popular zombie drama, The Walking Dead, has elapsed over a time of about 2 years. But this simple calculation shows that the surviving humans should have killed all the zombies long before that time had elapsed. Let’s take a closer look considering infection rates, birth, and death rates and see how those affect the [...]
In my last blog post, I made the case for why link bait needs to go the way of the toilet spider hoax email. Today, I’m excited to see that I’m not alone in this sentiment.
Remember back in the late 90′s when you’d regularly receive emails warning you of the dangers of toilet spiders, or promising cash from Bill Gates or a free trip to Disneyland in exchange for forwarding the email? Maybe you had a particularly gullible friend or family member who would frequently forward such emails to their entire [...]
Do you get the song “Push It” by Salt-n-Pepa in your head every time you push code to Git? I do. Here’s how to push code and automatically begin a 4 minute and 29 second celebration with one command. This works on Mac OSX with Spotify.
I had clicked on a link to an interesting Harvard Business Review article on Facebook only to find a big overlay telling me to log in. These things have become standard these days, but this one didn’t have any link to close the overlay. The only option was to sign up (not actually pay in [...]
Google officially defines the bounce rate as “the percentage of visits that go only one page before exiting a site”. A bounce rate of about 80% is typical for a blog. 40-60% is reasonable for other content sites and apps. 10-40% is excellent. If your bounce rate is under 10%, this is probably due to [...]
One of the biggest downsides and distractions in being a first-time entrepreneur is that far too many people are quick to give you unsolicited asshat startup advice. When you’re at a party or networking event and someone says “you know what you should do” and proceeds to go down a rabbit-hole, you feel stuck feigning interest [...]