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We asked our 16 year old intern Veda to give companies a better insight of how Instagram works coming from someone within the slightly younger generation. We hope you will find it useful as they are truly great tips!   What 16 year olds can teach you about Instagram! from Magdalena Przybylowska  ...

For the first time in a long time, the Educated Machine team went on an out of office adventure. One of the great things about living in the West of Ireland is that once you escape the, admittedly modest, cities like Limerick and Galway there are miles upon miles of countryside packed with interesting features to explore. They certainly make a nice break from working in a soul crushing environment every Monday to Friday. (At this point I’m legally obliged to state that my allusion to a soul crushing work environment is a humorous aside and is not in any way a slight at the working conditions of Educated Machine. I’m told by my superiors that Educated Machine is a wonderful place to work and if anything souls have been observed...

I have a confession to make; I used to be a perfectionist. Being a Perfectionist may seem like a positive trait to a casual observer but in my experience chasing perfection can act damage your mental health if you allow it to get out of control. Instead of feeling like you and your work are perfect it usually ends with you constantly questioning yourself in an attempt to be more perfect than you or any human is probably capable of being. No matter what you achieve it never feels like it was good enough. This can quickly cripple your confidence. Right after I finished college I was overcome with this feeling of not being ‘good enough’. I was so overcome with feelings of inadequacy due to my Perfectionist outlook I didn’t bother...

In this episode we did something little different, with our 10th episode birth specially we ask each other some oh so revealing questions. Learn why our logo is designed the way it is, why things can better, trying to learn on your own, some talk about the good things in Irish Culture and why the label entrepreneur and start-up make us feel icky. The wonders of tiny houses and space and whole lot more. ...

I’m frequently asked by clients and social media followers for my opinion on the best way to process payments on-line. Obviously there are multiple answers to this question no matter how its worded. In this blog I’m going to focus on payments and processes that are less than €10,000. There ways to handle amounts this size and larger that reduce transaction costs and provide the benefits of on-line automation but I’ll save those for another entry. Now, we’re going to focus on the smaller end of things and I’m hoping this blog will especially be of assistance to anybody looking for the right first steps to take when moving some of their financial processing on-line. Stripe, Paypal and SumUp are the three pieces of software I recommend starting with, each has their...

Your ideas are not original! In this weeks episode we talk about Led Zeppelin's reputation for copying ideas, Star Wars and the many influences of George Lucas, Apple being inspire by Xerox, Patent Trolls, Vimeo vs Youtube, how GPS came to be, The Guttenberg Press, Everything is a remix and how Thomas Edison's patent trolling might be the reason we have Hollywood!     Show Notes Everything is remix - (Video) Remixing Culture and the effect already existing ideas Covers different fields and how they tie together Copy - Transform - Combine Creativity is remix - (Video) Thomas Edison Drove the Film Industry to California Edisons strict enforcement of patents didn't help the movie industry grow it stagnated it, it was only when studios moved to California that they could grow and experiment...

Learning how to learn is often a skill that gets overlooked. In this weeks episode we talk about focused and diffused learning, the history of ideas, short term and long term memory, chunking, spaced repetition, note taking, the method of loci, synaesthesia, learning myths, learning styles (or lack there of) and how water is the new coca-cola! [embed]https://soundcloud.com/educatedmachine/6-learning-to-learn[/embed] Resources Goodnight. Sleep Clean (Article) - Maria Konnikova “As your body sleeps, your brain is quite actively playing the part of mental janitor: It’s clearing out all of the junk that has accumulated as a result of your daily thinking.” “Think about a fish tank,” says Dr. Nedergaard. “If you have a tank and no filter, the fish will eventually die. So, how do the brain cells get rid of their waste? Where is...

What is deep work? Who is Cal Newport? In this weeks episode we talk about the importance of distraction-free work, deliberate practice, do we really like Facebook, the knowledge economy vs the industrial economy, shallow work, ethical apps, attention residue, intermittent rewards, Pokemon go, what motivates us to work, the death of the open office, Fog Creeks new offices, the Pomodoro technique, using your calendar to schedule deep work and using Anki to learn in a world of distraction. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/educatedmachine/20170712-the-educated-machine-show[/embed] Resources Cal Newport Claims that the ability to work Deeply is becoming the most valuable asset for our workser in our Knowledge economy at the same time as it is becoming increasingly rare. “Spend enough time in a state of frenetic shallowness,” Newport warns, “and you permanently reduce your capacity to perform...

Teaching yourself using on-line resources can be a daunting prospect. “What's good?” “What's bad?” and “Where do I get the time to learn all this?” are all relevant questions. You don't know you want to alphabetise your favourite cats until you know you have something important to do. Procrastination is the mind's favourite hobby. Well fear not, over the coming weeks we'll be creating a series of blog post all about using the internet to learn, just about everything. We'll cover al the best resources and also pass on tips and tricks we've discovered over our time with self directed learning. We won't just cover the resources but also those tips and tricks we've discovered over last few years. The biggest takeaway is that 20 minutes a day is all that's...

In this week's episode we discuss whether the human race is doomed, the industrial revolution, the rise of the ATM, the decline of farmers, the o-ring principle, the universal basic income, whether airplanes should be flying themselves, dethroning God, the Messiah in the Facebook feed, and how automation is going to change how you work. [embed]https://soundcloud.com/educatedmachine/3-the-humans-are-dead-pt1[/embed] Links * Will automation take away all our jobs? https://ideas.ted.com/will-automation-take-away-all-our-jobs/ * A Plan in Case Robots Take the Jobs: Give Everyone a Paycheck https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/03/technology/plan-to-fight-robot-invasion-at-work-give-everyone-a-paycheck.html * The Future of Work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk4YbfVUT0o * The Quality of Life Changes during the Industrial Revolution https://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2013/09/economic-history-0 * Your Lawyer may soon be an algorithm https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xyw49z/your-lawyer-may-soon-be-an-algorithm * Zeitgeist Film https://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/ * Rogers Commission Report https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_Commission_Report * Feynman's Personal observations on the reliability of the Shuttle https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:PtmP8em0SPMJ:https://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/51-l/docs/rogers-commission/Appendix-F.txt+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ie * Should Aeroplanes fly themselves https://www.vanityfair.com/news/business/2014/10/air-france-flight-447-crash * Tilly Smith https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilly_Smith * Facts about the 2004 Tsunami https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-2004-indian-ocean-tsunami *...