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WordPress now supports AMP

WordPress announced today that the wordpress.com service now supports the Accelerated Mobile Pages (“AMP”) initiative. Accelerated Mobile Pages are just like any other HTML page, but with a limited set of allowed technical functionality that is defined and governed by the open source AMP spec. Just like all web …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Wednesday February 24, 2016


VAT MOSS

Ghost announced it will be moving its company headquarters to Singapore . John O’Nolan one of the founders said, “we’ve wasted tens of thousands of dollars and months of development time [on VAT MOSS] when we should have been making the products we set out to build”. In the latest issue of The business of Digital …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Thursday February 18, 2016


Sunday Seven #2

Welcome to the Sunday Seven issue number two. Every week I bring seven interesting links that I think are worth checking out. Beer drinking and writing release notes with the Medium team → How a tweet turned into an invite to see the inner workings of the way release notes come about. Of course this is all fun …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Sunday February 14, 2016


Business is not a popularity contest

In the book The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau, he interviews a lot of entrepreneurs and shares insights in how each one got their start. One interview that I found inspiring is with Naomi Dunford and here is what she said about business: Remember that the goal of business is profit. It’s not being liked, or …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Saturday February 13, 2016


Good Intentions

I meet you through an acquaintance and that first meeting was so inspiring. Just as I started to get to know you, an urgent task was handed to me. I thought I could finish it really quick and come back just where we left off. A few hours passed and you waited so patiently. Of course, I hadn’t forgotten about you, …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Friday February 12, 2016


A $50K Russian Truck

Would you like to go wherever the hell you want? Using its self-inflated tires, Russia’s SHERP ATV can give you that pleasure. It will climb over obstacles as tall as 27.5 inches, swim with ease, turn like a tank and look awesome in any situation for only $49,000 worth of Rubles. I have nothing in my life I could …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Friday February 12, 2016


Developers – Have a Backup Plan

As developers, we know that backups are important. We backup our computers, databases, servers, and use version control. Everything is backed up for that “awe crap” moment that is inevitable. This mindset is so engrained into our workflow we don’t give it much thought. It’s just the way it’s done. Backups …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Thursday February 11, 2016


NASA Space Posters

Via the Verge : Today, Seattle design firm Invisible Creature released three gorgeous new space-themed travel posters commissioned by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a 2016 calendar that will be given to NASA staff, scientists, engineers, and government officials. JPL will also release digital copies of …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Thursday February 11, 2016


Work Ethic from the Wright Brothers

In our ever-connected world unplugging is hard. It seems like we are trained to amuse ourselves every waking hour. We have lost the ability to be bored and let our minds wonder. The Wright brothers, who pioneered flight, at the turn of the century have an inspirational story. When they started dreaming about flying …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Wednesday February 10, 2016


Taskwarrior – Learning From Open Source

Taskwarrior has a short list of advice and quotes for open source maintainers. Some of my favorites: Every change will ruin someone’s day. They will be sure to tell you about it. The same change will improve someone’s day. You will not hear of this. People will threaten to not use open source software because …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Tuesday February 9, 2016


Alfred Snippets

I am a big fan of the application launcher Alfred . To call it an application launcher is an understatement as it is very powerful. In my day to day usage I probably only use a quarter of its entire feature set. One feature I’ve been using a lot more of lately is its snippets. This is considered a power feature and …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Monday February 8, 2016


Buy many books at once

One of my new years goals this year is to read more, specifically 20 pages a day . I’m happy to report that I’ve only missed two or three days so far this year. I’ve already read six books since I started and well on my way to finishing three more. During my research for this goal, I came across a simple tip that …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Saturday February 6, 2016


Switching to WordPress.com

Right around the Christmas break, I decided it was time to revive this site. I had an idea for a blog post and I logged in to create it. Instantly I was hit with the dreaded, “you have updates”, message. I ran through updated the core, then the plugins, and by the time it was over I had lost interest in what I was …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Friday February 5, 2016


Newsletters

Before we continue I think it’s important to define what type of newsletter I’m going to be talking about. There are basically two styles of newsletters, one with exclusive content, and another that is just an update telling you to go read this. Basically, email as notifications instead of RSS. For this post, I’m …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Thursday February 4, 2016


Should you disable comments on tutorials?

I received this question over email and I have to admit it’s a tricky one for me to answer. Before I get to the answer let me tell you about my outlook on comments and why I enable them here. I allow comments because I love interacting with people without the 140 character restriction. Comments allow the conversatio…

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Wednesday February 3, 2016


Personal Websites

I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Question of the day by Stephen Dubner and James Altucher. The show revolves around one single question and always has fun questions. Plus it’s short averaging around 15 minutes. On this episode, they had a guest ask the question and it was, “Are personal websites …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Tuesday February 2, 2016


How are sales today?

How are sales today is a new app created by Andrey Butov at Antair and it’s designed to be a simple way of keeping up with your sales through the Stripe API. The app gives you a quick overview of revenue, MRR, ARR, and more. You can also switch between today, this month, and the year to get insights into how your …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Monday February 1, 2016


The push to HTTPS

Last year, Google started giving websites that have an SSL cert a ranking boost. As part of that announcement they said it was done to push the web to be more secure. But they also wanted to go even further and push for “HTTPS everywhere”. This week it was announced this measure is going to be taken a step …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Sunday January 31, 2016