Who’s responsible for the advertisements?

This one is a damning report from Financial Times. It writes extensively about the abuse of the process of advertising on social media. Self-diagnosis ads on TikTok blur mental health fears with reality | Financial Times Advertising aside, the phenomenon taps into a pandemic-fuelled explosion of mental health content. Peppy influencers sharing their checklists of … Continue reading Who’s responsible for the advertisements?

What is the cost of the “cloud”?

I have written about it in the past. Yes, it beats the simplicity of hosting everything and "running massive machine learning algorithms" on datasets. One thing that never gets mentioned is the cost. Here's something from this perspective: Why Enzymit Decided to Build its Own On-Prem HPC Infrastructure | by Lior Zimmerman | Enzymit.log — The Enzymit … Continue reading What is the cost of the “cloud”?

How to interview: Some pointers towards better hiring

Photo by Christina Morillo on Pexels.com(A placeholder) Interviews are an inherent part of the job-seeker. The board/panel wants to know if the candidate "fits" in their requirements. Who gets chosen depends on a combination of luck, hubris, familiarity of the candidate with the board and "past successes". However, I haven't come across an interview board … Continue reading How to interview: Some pointers towards better hiring

The automation in SaaS

This is an example from Zapier. (I don't use or recommend their service, though). Zapier: The $5B unbundling opportunity At the time of this writing, there are over 3,000 SaaS integrations you can use on Zapier. Whatever SaaS products you’re using, they probably all connect with Zapier. From small e-commerce stores automating marketing emails by … Continue reading The automation in SaaS

The idea of productivity

We are all stressed and have "no-time". Everyone has the equivalent amount of time. We don't know how to package it or prioritise it. I was initially surprised to learn that there are "mental models of learning" and that a whole cottage industry on taking notes to be "efficient" is being sold as a wholesale … Continue reading The idea of productivity