GoGong: An open-source, non-SaaS, screen capture & share platform

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There are many awesome Saas-based screen capture & share services in the market today. Typically they offer a client-app that, when installed, listens in the background for all your screen captures. Once a screen capture is taken, the app seamlessly uploads the image to the cloud and provides the user with a URL (added to their clipboard) that…
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Docker for Dummies

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  Updated 7/12/2016: Applying a web server, See end of the post. Updated 9/29/2016: Mounting Docker so you can edit container using IDE This week I decided it was high time I learned docker. Below is how I wish a “getting started page” was laid out for me in retrospect; would have saved a lot of time…. At a high-level,…
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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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