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Product Hunt Maker's Festival No-Code Maker in Chief!

June 07, 2019

A few weeks late... The Product Hunt Maker's Festival 2019 No-Code edition was a blast to work on a a great challenge to all makers. I'm…

Don't think design is a priority? Look at this.

September 30, 2018

Let me preface this by saying I am not a designer, I am a developer at heart. My "design process" is usually taking Bootstrap or Foundation…

Integrating Maps with Harvy

September 30, 2018

If you haven't checked it out yet, last week maps were introduced to Harvy. I am extremely excited to bring this functionality (well, the…

How React Saved Harvy

August 24, 2018

A couple months ago, Harvy launched to the world after spending a couple weeks as a prototype and a very simple minimal viable product…

Learn About HTML Parsing with the DOMDocument

July 15, 2018

The DOMDocument is a class built in to PHP that helps developers navigate an HTML document tree and provides methods to help interact with…

Find Your Why

July 11, 2018

Post inspired by this morning's journal When you are deep into a workout, whether it is your final half mile of a run, last repetition of…

Harvy + Pomodoro

July 10, 2018

As you may have seen, I've been workingon an app called Harvy. Harvy helps you create time-based playlist for your workouts or runs (or any…

Simple Object Oriented Programming with Javascript

July 06, 2018

Constructing With the introduction of ES6, creating classes in Javascript has improved. Even though the new syntax boils down to the same as…

Try SuperBetter

July 05, 2018

Love games and are working to get better? Developed by Jane McGonigal, SuperBetter is an approach to life that takes elements of game play…

The Best Accountability Tracker

July 03, 2018

There are a ton of ways to track your habits and keep yourself accountable. From apps to websites to journals, these tools are available to…

SuperBetter Ted Talk

July 02, 2018

I'm now halfway through Jane McGonigal's SuperBetter and decided to check out the Ted Talk she did a couple years ago explaining some of the…

Bad Mood? Play a Video Game

June 30, 2018

I'm going to admit, I am not much a gamer. In my life, I could count on one hand the number of video games that I've actually become…

Running a Company is Hard

June 29, 2018

Ben Horowitz's The Hard Thing About Hard Things is a masterful telling of his struggles and lessons learned while starting a company. While…

Harvy on IndieHackers

June 22, 2018

Big day! In a quest for feedback, I decided I needed to get Harvy in front of more people. Being in the IndieHackers community, I posted…

Understanding Logical Operators with Non-boolean Objects in Javascript

June 17, 2018

Usually with logical operators in Javascript, one would use boolean checks. For example: With these operations, we can easily condense the…

Better Recommendations with Harvy

June 07, 2018

Last night, with some iced coffe in hand, I was able to deploy the latest update to Harvy. On Tuesday I talked about taking some of the…

Offloading Work to Spotify

June 05, 2018

Hopefully by now you've had the chance to Meet Harvy. In its very starter and simple phase, Harvy uses your songs in your playlists to…

Meet Harvy (Beta)

June 02, 2018

For the past 2 years, I've been struggling with a fairly simple problem. Whenever I would get ready to run a race, whether it is a 5k or a…

Define Your Goals, Define Your Fears

May 28, 2018

This past January, I set a goal for myself of writing 100 posts before Memorial Day. Well, here it is: post #100. I've learned a few things…

Discover Your Love Language

May 27, 2018

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman has been on my list of "to reads" for the past couple of months. After reading it though, I wish I had…

Book Trackers

May 25, 2018

If you've been following along with this site for a bit, you've noticed a couple design changes. I'm not going to lie, there will probably…

Forgive Yourself

May 24, 2018

"If we don't forgive ourselves, all that knowledge from our past failures will instead petrify into useless information, and we will…

Dr. Valter Longo & Rich Roll [Video]

May 23, 2018

Last week, I finished The Longevity Diet by Dr. Valter Longo. I was introduced to this book and to Dr. Longo by a guest on the Rich Roll…

Own Your Day, Own Your Life

May 22, 2018

Note - I have not finished Own the Day, Own Your Life yet, these are preliminary thoughts. I have 125 pages left of Aubrey Marcus' book Own…

Run an Empire App

May 19, 2018

Today's post is a small break from my regular-like posts. I'm a big fan of running, and I'm a big fan of discipline and tools that help…

Accountability MVP Part 3

May 17, 2018

Okay so I've become a bit wrapped up in the Accountability Calendar - and by wrapped up I mean working on it because it is fun. Some new…

Accountability MVP Part 2

May 16, 2018

Three days ago, I talked about a simple, public calendar to update on my goal progress. Here is the current version of the calendar. Now…

An Upgraded Morning Routine

May 15, 2018

Way back in January I talked about my morning routine and how it works for me. For the past couple months, I've stuck with it probably 9…

Are You Really Fasting?

May 15, 2018

Intermittent fasting, in my humble opinion, is a bit of a buzz word right now. Definitely growing in popularity, people are trying it out…

A Simple Accountability Idea/MVP

May 13, 2018

A while back I wrote about how I use IFTTT and Zapier to do some basic accountability tracking. By using a Google Calendar and the two…

Why You Should Make Useless Things [Video]

May 12, 2018

A reminder that not everything has to be perfect, sometimes asking the right questions is better.

Create Meaningful Relationships

May 11, 2018

"Relationships don't deepen naturally. In the absence of action, they will stall." (246) Think about some of the relationships you have…

How Have You Failed Today?

May 09, 2018

"What did you guys fail at this week?" (130) What a powerful question. What have you failed at this week? The founder of Spanxx, Sara…

Don't Cater to Your Negative Users

May 08, 2018

"Research has shown, again and again, that we tend to obsess about problems and negative information...Negative feedback packs a heavier…

12 Rules for Life - A Must Read

May 04, 2018

If you asked me to recommend you a book to read right now, I would recommend you 2 books. The first one is Extreme Ownership by Jocko…

Create, Not Consume

May 03, 2018

Close out of Reddit. Close out of Facebook. Close out of Twitter. 10 minutes later, back on Reddit, back on Facebook, back on Twitter. Ever…

April Review

May 02, 2018

April is over, May is here. Time to check in on those goals. Goal: By Memorial Day 2018, I want to have 100 new posts on a website about…

Stop Wasting Time and Start Today

April 29, 2018

"Start to stop doing what you know to be wrong. Start stopping today. Don't waste time questioning how you know that what you're doing is…

A Walk Out of the Woods

April 28, 2018

"A terribly misguided and terribly funny tale of adventure...choke on your coffee funny." - Washington Post Okay this may be a bit against…

Better Than You Were Yesterday

April 26, 2018

"You are discovering who you are, and what you want, and what you are willing to do. You are finding that the solutions to your particular…

Who Are Your Friends

April 24, 2018

"If you surround yourself with people who support your upward aim, they will not tolerate your cynicism and destructiveness. They will…

Your Pet is Healthier Than You

April 23, 2018

"We deserve some respect. You deserve some respect. You are important to other people, as much as to yourself. You are, therefore, morally…

At the Very Least, Stand Up Straight and Don't Be a Lobster

April 20, 2018

"To stand up straight with your shoulders back is to accept the terrible responsibility of life, with eyes wide open. It means deciding to…

Price's Law

April 19, 2018

To those who have everything, more will be given; from those who have nothing, everything will be taken. -Matthew 25:29 You have heard of…

Deskbound - Google Talk [Video]

April 12, 2018

Don't want to buy the book? I would still recommend it, but if not, check out this talk from Kelly Starrett brought to you by "Talks at…

Or Are You A Rebel?

April 10, 2018

"For Rebels, the ability to choose is so important that sometimes they make a choice--even when it's against their own self-interest or it's…

Maybe You're an Obliger?

April 09, 2018

"The Obliger is the rock of the world. At work, at home, and in life, not only are Obligers the bigger groups, they're the ones whom people…

Or Are You an Questioner?

April 06, 2018

"Questioners show a deep commitment to information, logic, and efficiency. They want to gather their own facts, decide for themselves, and…

Are You an Upholder?

April 05, 2018

"Upholders are those people who readily respond to outer and inner expectations alike. They meet the work deadline, and they keep the New…

Identify Your Tendency

April 04, 2018

Over the next couple posts, I will be talking about the Four Tendencies describe in Gretchen Rubin's The Four Tendencies. However, before I…

Want to Learn How to Code? Start Here

April 02, 2018

If you've been following along on a little series I've had here on the blog, you will know that recently I've been looking into ways to…

End of March Reflection

March 31, 2018

March has come and gone, time to reflect on any progress of my goals! Goal: By Memorial Day 2018, I want to have 100 new posts on a website…

Design with Empathy

March 30, 2018

Have you ever used an app or a website or a product and think to yourself "this is terrible, did they even talk to the users beforehand…

Fundamentals of Design Thinking

March 29, 2018

Human Rule We design for people & with people. When designing, we must think about the stakeholders, the end users, the programmers, the…

Life in Terms of Priorities and Trades

March 28, 2018

Recently for me, I've seen a post shared around on social media sites that prescribes a different way of thinking about your tasks. Instead…

React Meetup Recap

March 28, 2018

This past Monday I had the great opportunity to attend a "Intro to React" Meetup. At this Meetup we discussed some of starting blocks to get…

Responsibilities of a Software Architect

March 27, 2018

While reading this new book, my posts may become more programming based. I will try and throw in some other more personal-growth posts in…

45 Minutes Every Morning

March 26, 2018

Every morning, set aside forty-tive minutes without internet access. Devote this time exclusively to activities that improve your business…

Coding Mnemonically

March 25, 2018

Mnemonic: a device such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations that assists in remembering something. While following my Python for…

Derek Sivers' 'Hell Yeah' Test

March 24, 2018

"If you’re not saying “HELL YEAH!” about something, say “no”." -Derek Sivers I wish I could heed my own advice! OFten times, we as humans…

A New Coding Course

March 23, 2018

A big lesson I have been working on learning over the past couple years is, when a problem occurs, take action as soon as possible. This…

Before You Over Deliver

March 23, 2018

"The easiest and most critical way to reinforce their decision is by giving them quick access to what they paid for. But to go further, you…

Would You Follow Yourself? [Video]

March 22, 2018

From a random Tweet I came across this video - short, sweet, highly recommend it. (Note, I've never heard of this podcast before, maybe it's…

Things I Wish I Knew - Progress

March 22, 2018

From my post yesterday, Things I Wish I Knew (Coding), I spent the night thinking about ways to implement these greviences. I will share…

Teach a Man to Fish is Bad for Business

March 22, 2018

"This might be a good idea for hungry fisherman, but it's a terrible idea in business. Most customer's don't want to learn how to fish." (3…

Things I Wish I Knew (Coding Edition)

March 21, 2018

My list of "things I need to learn" in the world of programming is growing every day. Most recently, while working on a side project, I have…

Until Next Time Perennial Seller

March 20, 2018

Unfortunately, after 2 renews and 6 weeks, I was unable to finish Ryan Holiday's Perennial Seller. One could make excuses on a multitude of…

Sharing Ideas Part 3

March 20, 2018

Be sure to check out my previous posts to see other ideas that I've had over the past couple of years of a Twitter bot and an Alexa skill…

Sell It For Free

March 19, 2018

"The problem for most artists isn't piracy, it's obscurity" - Tim O'Reilly (128) The rise of the freemium model in products can be shown…

Make Your Bed

March 13, 2018

Hopefully by now you have had a chance to check out the previous blog post of the Make Your Bed Youtube video. If not, I would highly…

Make Your Bed [Video]

March 12, 2018

This past weekend I had the opportunity to read Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven. Another post will talk about that, but I wanted to…

Rich Roll + Alex Honnold [Video]

March 09, 2018

Incase you didn't know, Rich Roll holds the top spot in my list of favorite podcasters. This past week he sat down with someone who I've…

Idea + Work

March 09, 2018

"I don't want to hear your idea. The idea is the easy part" - Casey Neistat (21) "The best way to increase a startup's growth rate is to…

Making Better Decisions

March 07, 2018

"But when we teach people a process for reframing choices, when we give them a series of steps that causes a decision to seem a little bit…

What does it take?

March 07, 2018

Before embarking on your next idea or project or training, sit back and ask yourself - "what's the purpose of this?" Before you write that…

Diet Confusion

March 06, 2018

Keto? Paleo? Whole 30? Vegan? Vegetarian? Meat only? The diet craze hasn't slowed and may have even become more confusing. Rich Roll and…

Mental Health Day

March 06, 2018

How does your todo list look today? Is your list growing longer and longer with no end in sight? Do you feel like you are adding to the list…

Accountability Tracking

March 04, 2018

Curious about how to automate some of your accountability? This month for my tracking, I implemented a version 1 plan to automate my…

Add Disruption

March 04, 2018

"When strong ideas take root, they can sometimes crowd out competitors so thoroughly that alternatives can't prosper. Sometimes the best way…

Building Team Culture

March 02, 2018

"But if you're an entrepreneur and you're betting on just one company, then the data says you're much better off with a commitment-focused…

Have to Stretch and Be SMART

March 01, 2018

"To-do lists are great if you use them correctly, but when people say things like 'I sometimes write down easy items I can cross off right…

End of February Reflection

March 01, 2018

February has come to a close! A short month, but still time to reflect on progress. Goal: By Memorial Day 2018, I want to have 100 new posts…

Anticipate

February 28, 2018

"If you're not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you" - Mike Tyson Fear setting. Premortems. Both of these are tools to help one…

Do. Your. Job.

February 22, 2018

"Everything we do matters...Everything is a chance to do and be your best. Only self-absorbed assholes think they are too good for whatever…

Always Be Moving

February 21, 2018

"So when you're frustrated in pursuit of your own goals, don't sit there and complain that you don't have what you want. If you haven't even…

Altering Your Perception

February 20, 2018

Yesterday I talked a bit about ways to change your perception: being object, controlling your emotions, etc. Today I wanted to dive a little…

Steps for Changing our Perception

February 19, 2018

"Nothing makes us feel this way, we choose to give in to such feelings" How many of our obstacles, our problems, and our challenges today…

Mind Hacking

February 16, 2018

I don't recall where I heard about this book - maybe it was on a recommended list, maybe someone mentioned it in a podcast, maybe a Tweet…

Mind Repetition

February 15, 2018

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. When working on personal-growth, getting better, and working towards out goals, repetition is key. It takes…

Running Motivation [Video]

February 14, 2018

I can't tell you how many times, when I was training for a race, I didn't want to do the training plan. Long, long runs on the weekends that…

Ego vs Honest Ted Talk

February 12, 2018

Only fitting after finishing up Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday, I come across a Youtube video by one of my favorite professional athletes…

Disease of Me

February 11, 2018

"Play for the name on the front of the jersey and they'll remember the name on the back" - Tony Adams Ponder on that quote a little - it's…

The Story In Your Head

February 10, 2018

Do you think when Bill Gates was starting Microsoft he thought to himself - "People are going to love the story of starting up this company…

Fac, si facis

February 06, 2018

Fac, si facis: "Do it, if you're going to do it" What is the difference between working for a company and owning a company with employees…

Passion, Don't Be Mislead

February 06, 2018

Post inspired from: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday. "We hear what we want to hear, we do what we feel like doing, and despite being…

End of January Reflection

January 31, 2018

The first month of 2018 has come to a close. How did you do on your resolutions? How are they coming along? I wanted to reflect a little bit…

To Be or To Do?

January 31, 2018

Which do you want: to be somebody or to do something? This morning's chapter of Ego is the Enemy posed a solid question - to be or to do…

The Canvas Strategy

January 28, 2018

Remember back to your first job that you ever got - like job-job. This could have been an internship in your field, apprenticeship, or a…

Wherever You Go, There You Are

January 26, 2018

I'm throwing in the towel. After starting (aka reading the first chapter) of Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn, I've decided…

Sharing Ideas Part 2

January 25, 2018

In the first post on this topic, I posed an idea for using voice-enabled devices to create art. Today I'll be sharing another idea I've…

Is It Possible?

January 23, 2018

Thoughts from finishing: Living with a Seal: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Plane by Jesse Itzler. Before picking up Living…

The Dope Addiction

January 21, 2018

This isn't any actual drug I'm talking about being addicted to today, this is a feeling. I'm going to run a marathon this year. I'm…

The Myth of Unlimited Vacation Days

January 20, 2018

Job Perks: Unlimited Vacation Days Is that not something all of us want to see when applying for jobs? Unlimited Vacation Days - it sure…

Relax Your Decisions a Little

January 18, 2018

How many decisions do we face in our lifetime that don't seem to have an answer? Every day we face hundreds if not thousands of decisions…

Getting started with MySQL

January 17, 2018

Want to learn how to use MySQL? This post will share how to get started with the basics! Before You Start I am using a Mac, so all my…

Sharing Ideas

January 16, 2018

One thing I love being a part of is getting an idea and seeing how far you can take it. Over the past couple years, I've been fortunate…

Listen to this podcast - Tim Ferriss interviews Terry Crews

January 14, 2018

I've found my favorite podcast of this year. Granted we are only 14 days into it, but if I were to recommend any podcast right now to anyone…

Finding Your Peak Time - My Morning Routine

January 12, 2018

If you Google or search on Medium for "morning routine", you are bound to get thousands of pages of people describing their morning routine…

Explore/Exploit Algorithm in Decisions & Regret

January 10, 2018

Explore/Exploit: In the explore phase, we gather all the information, and the exploit phase is using that information you have to make the…

Look-Then-Leap Rule - Explained

January 09, 2018

Look-Then-Leap Rule: "You set a predetermined amount of time for 'looking' - that is, exploring your options, gathering data - in which you…

Who's Fault Is It?

January 08, 2018

I love my routine. I love having a plan, knowing what the future holds, and knowing what the expectations are for me. I may be addicted to…

Sleep & Discipline

January 07, 2018

Sleep can be elusive. It can be frustrating. It can be restless. It can be tiring. But sleep can also be fruitful and it can re-energize…

Stoicism & Discipline Equals Freedom

January 04, 2018

I am one day in and 39 pages deep into Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual, and I would already highly recommend it to anyone. This…

Behat and JS? Go CasperJS

January 03, 2018

Today while writing tests (shocking, I know), I came across an interesting and unknown (at the time) scenario. For the site, I wanted to…

Elon Musk in the Wizard of Oz

January 01, 2018

Book: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance While in college studying for my degree, I took a…

Build Your First Alexa App

April 04, 2017

In today's tutorial we are going to set up a very basic Amazon Alexa Skill that uses Python, specifically a package called Flask-Ask. Today…

Facebook + Microsoft = Bot

December 26, 2016

Over the past couple weeks I have had the great opportunity to developer off of Facebook's Messenger Platform (Link) and leverage Microsoft…
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