Simon’s “start with why” philosophy has been integral to Next Jump’s culture. Simon Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
2012/04 Simon Sinek from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.
This was a very inspiring video about how Etsy moves fast. Next Jump moves fast as well, but it’s awesome to see how others have attacked continuous deployment. There are some great patterns here for scaling trust/risk as well as some great resources around applications monitoring/metrics.
This is a great set of slides from John Allspaw when he was at Flickr. Really good overview on basics of DevOps.
So I was riding the “T” to work the other day and I was reading my email as I always do during my morning commute and I see a twitter follow from a web host called AlienLayer. I go check out their site and it looks like some ultra low quality hosting provider. I was actually interested in finding an ultra cheap VPS so I could do some basic linux project testing on an always-on server. I see that they are featuring an “abduction” plan for only $19/year and the twitter account had a discount code of “low” that drops it by $5. The VPS was then only $14 a year or a little over a dollar a month. For that price, this thing could have one nine of uptime (90%) and I would be happy with it. Continue reading AlienLayer’s $1.17/mo VPS
I found a cool web site for completing 1099 and w-2 forms for only $2.95 each. This site is great for small businesses who need to file these forms and it enables you to easily get the job done affordably. www.QuickEmployerForms.com
From their website:
Quick Employer Forms is for small business owners who have employees or use independent contractors to help them get their work done.
If you operated a business (including a Schedule C/Sole Proprietorship, an LLC, Corporation, S-Corp, or Partnership) and you had employees or independent contractors, you need to send a W-2 to employees or 1099 to independent contractors before the end of January. Quick Employer Forms makes it a lot easier to create and file these forms with the IRS. There’s no need to buy forms or worry about special printing requirements, including colored ink. For additional business banking needs you can get more info online.
Quick Employer Forms is an online tool that allows small business owners to quickly and easily create W-2s and 1099s (as well as other required forms). It asks you easy questions, and then completes the forms for you automatically. It even e-files the forms and can mail required copies to your employees and contractors (you can of course mail them yourself if you prefer). It also creates other forms required by law, such as quarterly (Form 941) and annual (Form 940) payroll forms. If you are looking for loan options for your business visit https://www.sofi.com/money/.
Unfortunately, the deadline for filing these has passed for 2009, but you can definitely bookmark this url for next year.