New mom Meghan Boots has investigated various flexible working solutions

My struggle to find balance as a working mom in hi-tech

I also explored the advantages of job-sharing for employers and was quickly sold. It is a proven family-friendly flexible solution, an effective way to retain high quality talent, and produces exceptional work quality.

The horrible reality of Link’s adventures (comic strip)

It’s the weekend and that means I get to post whatever I want [editor’s note: this is false]. So I’m going to barrage GamesBeat with some of my various favorite gaming culture discoveries, starting with this delightfully morbid The Legend of Zelda strip by dalia on deviantArt.

Three ways to find great engineers outside of Silicon Valley

I’ve often been asked, “Why did you found ZestCash in Los Angeles?” This is polite code for “You’re an idiot. There are no good software engineers outside of Silicon Valley. You can’t build a technology company anywhere else.”

Photos show the cultural difference between Black Hat and Defcon hacker events

Thousands of security professionals, hackers, federal agents and media descended on Las Vegas this week to attend the Black Hat and Defcon conferences. The two conferences exhibit the extremes of hacker and security culture, with federal agents and major corporations descending on Black Hat in large numbers and mohawk-styled hackers and Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyers attending Defcon. It’s like the difference between law enforcement and pranksterism, where both have the object of protecting freedom.

The Taliban start to embrace Twitter

It was only a matter of time before the tools of technology fell into the hands of America’s enemies. The Taliban have begun to embrace the microblogging platform of Twitter, according to the Guardian.

23 insights from the Netflix culture deck

(Editor’s note: Dharmesh Shah is a serial software entrepreneur and the founder and CTO of HubSpot, which provides marketing software for small businesses. This column originally appeared on his blog. )