Aaron Knoll

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Are You a Social Media Team of One? This Toolkit Can Help

You do it all. From planning long-term strategy and reviewing your analytics to wolfing down a sandwich while you create images for Facebook with one …

Amazon just released a Dash button for AWS IoT

Believe it or not, there is now an Amazon Dash button that can integrate with AWS IoT, the managed services from cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS).<p>“The AWS IoT Button is a programmable button based on the Amazon Dash Button hardware,” Amazon says in a description of the new …

8 Free and Cheap Tools Every Web Startup Should Use

It's not easy to launch a brand new company, especially when you have little to no funding. For so many startups it's important to have access to top quality software and resources, but a lot of that software can have heavy costs associated with them. A huge struggle for many startups is …

Being A Developer After 40

This is the talk I have given at App Builders Switzerland on April 25th, 2016.<p>The slides are available on SpeakerDeck and at the bottom of this …

SQL Servers

Motion Design is the Future of UI

Have you been noticing the words ‘motion design’ popping up around the design world? Companies big and small are starting to hire designers …

Early Impacts of Let's Encrypt

During the months I worked in Let's Encrypt's operations team I got fairly used to being the go-to man for any question that a database query could …

Pingendo

2016 will be the year of conversational commerce

Nearly a year ago today, I wrote a post inventorying the forebears to what I believe has become the dominant trend of consumer computing apps in …

You Don't Have a Productivity Problem, You Have a Priority Problem

You’ve been working 70 hours a week, you’re constantly on the go, and you still feel like you’re behind in your work. The problem may not be that …

Time Management

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Make Plans but Don't Follow Through

Humans are prolific procrastinators. It’s easy to make plans and throw dates on your calendar, and yet it’s practically inevitable that you’ll let …

Procrastination

How To Think Visually Using Visual Analogies - Infographic - Adioma

Visual learners are people who think in pictures[1] and use words to communicate that picture to others. About 60%[2] of the world population are …

A Visual Guide to Slowing Down and Enjoying Every Moment

We’ve discussed why time feels like it’s flying by, and how to slow it down, especially as you get older, but this visual guide puts some of those …

The Website Obesity Crisis

Idle Words > Talks > Website Obesity<p>This is the text version of a talk I gave on October 29, 2015, at the Web Directions conference in Sydney. [53 …

JavaScript Module Pattern - Its Time to do It

<b>JavaScript Module Pattern</b> is the "Number One" methodology, when I want to create big JS modules with strong logic in short time.<p>Why Modules? - Its …

A New Professional Network For Coders Could Be The Next LinkedIn

It was Rei Inamoto, Chief Creative officer at AKQA, who first coined the term “Hipsters, Hackers & Hustlers” as a way of describing the 3 characters the perfect start-up dream team should consist of.<p>The Hipster is otherwise known as the designer or creative genius, the Hustler the voice of reason – …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Android/Windows: …

Apps

Dark was the Night, Monsters in Long Island

Since the "Amityville Horror" in the 1970s, Long Island has had an eerie reputation. With the loss of the Islanders, it is likely that more horrific …

A Crushing Content Strategy for Your Startup – Here’s How You Get One

You’ve launched; you’ve got some investment money (or not). Now what? Every new business has the same challenges and the same goals whether it was …

AWS in Plain English

• AWS in Plain English<p>Amazon Web Services<br>in Plain English<p>Hey, have you heard of the new AWS services: ContainerCache, ElastiCast and QR72? Of course …

Peep (The Network Auralizer): Monitoring Your Network With Sound

Sound representation in Peep is divided into three basic categories: <i>Events</i> in networks are things that occur once, naturally represented by a single …

Big companies and startups alike are jumping all over a trendy new tech called 'microservices' — here's why

But when it comes to the mobile apps that increasingly rule our world, we demand all three, every single day. Apps have to get better, improve our lives, <i>and</i> work 24/7, in all conditions.<p>It's a complex problem. And complexity usually means cash, as in money out the window — money that big companies …

10 rules for classy apps – a developer manifesto

If you ever dig into the privacy policies of app developers, be prepared for a shock. This is where they confess their sins: invading your privacy, selling your data, and pestering you with popups and unwanted ads.<p>As the App Store becomes increasingly crowded and competitive, many developers …

Hands-on with the Unofficial Cardboard 2.0 Plus

Why go to the trouble of building your own Google Cardboard VR viewer when this preassembled kit costs just $20?<p>Last year, Unofficial Cardboard was one of the first vendors to offer a Google Cardboard kit for folks who didn't want to scrounge for parts, print diagrams, cut and fold cardboard and so …

Jonas Friedmann

The guide below tries to explains how to easily install Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 in a virtual machine using VirtualBox. It's based on this pastebin …

Where to get press coverage for your startup

Demographics

What $5 Per Day Will Buy You on Facebook Ads

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you want get your posts seen on Facebook, one of the most common bits of wisdom you’ll hear is this:<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p><b>Pay for reach with</b> …

With $2.5M In Funding, Mapsense Launches Developer Tools For Analyzing And Visualizing Location Data

Apps today are producing an enormous amount of location data, but today don’t have a good way to understand what that data is telling them about their users. A new company called Mapsense is trying to help developers make sense of location data they’re collecting with a set of tools they can use to …

TrueRNG V2 by Ubld.It Electronics on Tindie

Bryan |<p>Working, except for udev rule, on Debian Jessie<p>I've been able to get the TrueRNG installed and working with rng-tools on Debian …