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By nichol

Technical Books and Beginners

Don't let technical books scare you away as a beginning developer, they have something to offer even if you have no idea what you're doing!

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Things I learned about waffles. Like the kind you eat.

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Asymetry in Hiring

Looking for a job is difficult. Hiring is difficult. The main contributor to this is an asymetry of power exacerbated by both sides. Eliminate the asymetry.

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Delete Your Account

Social Media is killing you and you're paying them to do it. Delete your accounts. This is how I deleted Twitter.

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Serve Jekyll on Wifi

So you want to serve your very important blog to other users of your wifi? Gotcha.

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Shoes for Rainbows

A walk through of writting a litte Shoes app to make a rainbow.

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Three things to keep front of mind when building for delight - Empathy, Purpose, and Surprise.

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Hiring a Business Developer

Hiring the right developer for your company is a constant challenge, especially for non technical founders. Here're some ideas about how to find a developer who is going to focus on what your very early stage start up needs.

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Remember Your Fears

A throwback to a list of fears from a long time ago from the gold old The Aboutness. I miss that old aboutness.

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Be Used

Being used by people is a bad thing. Or is it? I don't think it is. Maybe it's just another way to think about how to be the most useful you can be?

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Frankie Lee and Judas Priest. They were the best of friends, weren't they?

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Shaving The Yak

Yes, yes, I actually did shave this god damn yak, along with a few others, and you know what? I liked it.

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