Showing posts from May, 2015

The problem with LinkedIn

I used to admire LinkedIn. It served a purpose, had a solid business model and meant recruiters could easily find me and contact me. LinkedIn had the amazing advantage of doing three things that could seemed contradictory at first glance but worked in its unique ecosystem:
Provide me with a convenient place to host my resumeAllow me to contact recruiters and peersDo so without being an addictive platform like Facebook or Twitter (my personal opinion)
Basically, the sweet thing about LinkedIn is that you could just create your profile and only log in when absolutely necessary such as when you changed jobs or earned a new qualification. LinkedIn had a definite purpose and everybody was using it the way it was meant to be utilized: as a platform to connect recruiters and prospective candidates and to allow professionals to grow their networks and showcase their skills.

Then, things changed. People started using LinkedIn as a way to get in touch with key executives to sell their products o…

Easiest Way to Jailbreak the iPod Touch 2G Firmware 2.2.1

(Originally posted on my personal blog)

Jailbreaking the iPod Touch is what everybody first sets out to do upon purchasing Apple's useful and much-sought gadget, and I was no exception. There are tons of ways to jailbreak an iPod, but this post will focus on the easiest way to jailbreak the iPod 2G.

For the record, I tried several other methods of jailbreaking the iPod Touch 2G before using this one. Those other methods worked too, but they take substantially more time and are more error-prone. As far as the method outlined below is concerned, it has never failed me and since I've started using this method of jailbreaking the iTouch, I have jailbroken at least half-a-dozen iPod Touches on different computers, so that alone should tell you how reliable and easy this method is.

Obviously, this jailbreaking method will work with firmwares lower than 2.2.1, but it is recommended to first upgrade your iPod to firmware 2.2.1 before jailbreaking your iPod. Use this method only if you…

Understanding the Human Psyche . . . through Google

If you want to look into the human psyche, look no further than Google (images follow).