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.
Lone Wolf Syndrome
October 26, 2011
With the success of one man tech companies like InstaPaper, there is this surge of
Think Like Google
August 20, 2011
In Jeff Jarvis' 2009 book, "What Would Google Do?", he presents the case that companies like Google are not merely creating a new way to use the Internet, but instead are revolutionizing how businesses think and work rocking many industries to their very core.
When Partners Bail?
March 15, 2011
I recently received the other night what can be considered as the Dear John letter of the business world from a partner who no longer wanted to continue on one of the many projects that I'm apart of in the Tech sector. I was hesitant to go into business with the guy but the project was doable and potentially very lucrative and so I added it to my portfolio of work.
Storytellers Inherit the Future
October 24, 2013
Aristotle understood that in any society, it's not the smartest or the brightest people that win the hearts and minds of future generations, it's the story tellers. In America we can see this more clearly now than in any other time in our history, the bulk of modern American's get their values and beliefs from the books they read and the movies or TV shows they watch.
Your kid should not want to be a Pastor, not yet
August 9, 2013
I'm not a pastor and never want to be, I don't believe it's a profession you can choose and thus I stay far and clear from anything having to do with seminary even though I grew up in church all of my life.
Benefit of the Doubt
November 30, 2012
One of the few childhood memories that survived the Marines and college was an event that would probably change my perception of the world for years to come, not exactly sure how old I was when this happened but to start off, as a youth I had a number of toys and was a very imaginative child.
WP-Chef now has Redis Deployment
September 11, 2013
As many of you may have known from my last article titled WordPress + Vagrant + Chef = Magic, I have spent the better part of the last two months migrating over many of my custom WordPress DevOps deployment scripts to WP-Chef, a new github project designed to make it quick and easy to deploy fast, complete and working WordPress installations across a variety of platforms including your local machine (Virtual Box), Amazon Web Services (EC2) and soon Rackspace and VMWare using Vagrant and it’s provider plugin system.
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.
WordPress + Vagrant + Chef = Magic
August 4, 2013
Recently I had the pleasure of releasing my open source Chef deployment tool for WordPress called WP-Chef.
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.