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Hiring Top Tech Talent: Expert Strategies

As a former owner of a successful software company, I have extensive experience hiring tech workers from platforms like Upwork and Freelancer.

Throughout my career, I’ve screened hundreds, if not thousands, of applications and developed a keen eye for identifying top talent. In this article, I will share my insights on what to look for in tech workers and provide a step-by-step process to ensure you make the best hiring decisions for your business.

Great ChatGPT Cheat Sheet

Neural Magic has put together a fabulous “ChatGPT Cheat Sheet” covering NLP tasks, code generation, structured/unstructured output styles, media types, expert prompting, and more. If you use ChatGPT you’ll want to check it out.

The ChatGPT cheat sheet can be found here.

The Need to Differentiate Your AI Product

Alex Banks has a great article discussing how devs and businesses can differentiate their AI-related product. He describes the problem as such:

Building applications on top of large language models (LLMs) has been the latest craze in this fast-flowing water. More people making more products means a lot of commoditisation. You get a flood of people who don’t innovate when a new technology comes around.

Full article

Fix Red Tint in Windows

The other day I noticed my Windows 11 desktop had a red tint to it. After a bunch of reading and experimenting, I discover that the Windows nightlight feature seems to have permanently altered my colors – even after a shutdown/startup.  To resolve this I ended up doing a ‘full’ shutdown and reboot (by default Windows does a quick shutdown which causes the system to not fully initialize).  If you are having this problem, just do the following:

  1. {Shutdown all applications}
  2. Open a command prompt (Windows button > type cmd > Click Command Prompt.
  3. Type shutdown /r /t 0
  4. {Wait for reboot}

Since I kept having problems with this I went ahead and disable night light altogether (Windows button > Night Light) and just installed f.lux instead.