New FB Messenger Bot Port to Python Based on Quickstart Guide

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FB Messenger Python Port on StackOverflow The current Quickstart guide for the new FB Messenger Chatbot is in Node.JS. I am currently working on a project in Python and couldn’t find any Copy & Paste-able Python webhooks. So, I created one myself. Hope this is helpful to someone else FB Chatbot Code Snippet on Gist

Why you want hard problems and not difficult ones

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Who doesn’t like a good challenge? I sure do. I love immersing myself in a problem and working hard to tunnel through its complexities to find a solution. But, what makes a problem a good one to solve? Which problems should you avoid wasting time with, and which are worth jumping into to start your next wild ride? Over…
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[Video Excerpt] Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolph Plots

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I heard about this book from Tim Ferriss’ podcast. In it, Tim dedicated an entire show to the author’s reading of this book. It got me hooked. Usually with books I review I’ll append all the excerpts I’ve highlighted from my Kindle into the my blog post. For this book however, I found myself highlighting almost every sentence. He really…
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Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

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Don’t read this book please! If you do you’ll make it much harder for me and others to sell you something. In all seriousness though, this book has completely evolved the way I look at pricing, marketing, positioning, and more. One major take away is this: People have a hard time comparing things that are different from…
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TuneTime: This Game App Takes Music Trivia to the Next Level

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Now that I’ve learned how to natively develop for iOS, I’m starting to have some fun with it! In this case I’ve built a piano based music trivia game. How it Works: Each team attempts to play a secret song on the provided keyboard (via a simple play-by-numbers music score). The player gets no indication towards…
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Key links to finally learning iOS development

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If you haven’t picked up any iOS development skills yet, now is the time. It’s never been easier. Below are my reasons to finally take the plunge (successfully), followed by some helpful links to help you learn to create your first app too. Contrary to popular belief, I’ve never coded up an iOS app myself. My excuse? For one, hiring…
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The Martian: A perfect book for the casual Product Manager

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About two years ago a couple of nerdy colleagues of mine told me of an amazing new book they were reading. “A man is stuck on Mars and must figure out how to survive by planting crops and re-engineering his habitat. It is very precise and it takes you step by step through his thought process by using his ship’s log entries.”, they…
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