Delete all tweets with Ruby

I've been on Twitter since 2008 (@kirillzubovsky) and have since accumulated about 15.4K tweets, until yesterday that is. Wondering what the internet does with its »

The real cost of outsourcing work to the cheapest bidder

This post was originally published on Medium. You can get an iPhone app developed for $800 on Elance — but is it worth it? Books like 4 »

What does it mean to be a startup co-founder?

Seth, a batch mate of mine from Ycombinator wrote a post about his tragic encounter with IRS, which forced his company into somewhat of a tailspin, »

How did you get from learning to code to making your first dollar?

Learn to code! Do you hear this everywhere these days? From successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to government agencies to school teachers, everyone is singing the same »

How to downcase Mongoid tags

Turns out mongoid_taggable doesn't have an option to downcase all the tags, which leads to multiple versions of the same tag. Had to fix it »

How we increased chat performance by 10x without writing any code.

There is a huge problem with the internet in 2014. Thanks to the advancements in technology, primarily by Facebook, everyone expects the web to work in »

It is time to liberate the mobile ecosystem.

Within a few short years we’ve gone through browsing on the desktop to spending countless hours on our phones. Despite all the negativity of spending »

The best city to start a company

Nowhere on Earth are there so many investors, companies, money and hustle per square foot as there are in the Silicon Valley. But does it mean »

Make My Logo Bigger

While working on Scoutzie.com, I noticed that in cases when clients and designers get upset at each other, often that is a direct result of »

Clipper, the Caltrain enemy

If you live in the Bay area and often commute to San Francisco, Caltrain is probably your best friend, but the friend has a powerful enemy, »

The best time to start is now

Nspire.org is a Canadian non-profit student-run organization focused on encouraging entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation. As an alumni, I had a pleasure of sharing a few »

Identity is broken

A couple of day ago I was setting my mom with a new Dropbox account. She is not great with technology so we were screen-sharing while »

Dear Seattle: Let's shut up and start building some companies.

This is a followup to a post from GeekWire, entitled "How do we make the Seattle startup ecosystem stronger?" First, let me tell you why I »

3 Lessons From a Coffee Entrepreneur

John is the owner of the Canal Street Coffee. He is sixty-six years old, and he spent most of his life being an employee. After years »

The Future of Education

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about Education. Some people say it good, some say it's bad, and neither side is right or wrong. »

How and Why I built PresenterMate

The idea was born during my 4th year at the University of Toronto. I was the chair of National Business and Technology Conference, and to engage »