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How to Write a Git Commit Message
Tips for more useful commit messages
git 
december 2016
Content Experiments Without Redirects (Browser-only implementation)
DIY solution for setting up A/B testing experiments on an HTML-only site with Google Analytics
marketing  google  analytics 
november 2016
Dirty Little Secrets about Testing - Practicing Ruby, Issue 1.18
Automated testing is no panacea, and figuring out where it helps and where it unnecessarily complicates is a personal choice.
testing  ruby 
november 2014
The complete guide to making a full-time salary from one book | Nathan Barry
Continue to reach more potential customers after launch using a handful of techniques
marketing  books  product  launch 
october 2014
Create an engaging blog for your product / Paul Jarvis
"If you're launching a company or product, congratulations, you're now also a content creator—or you should be."
writing  marketing  product  blogging 
march 2014
Five reasons I recommend daily blogging (even if you disagree)
When you write regularly, you learn discipline. You learn how to move past the “feeling” that it takes to write.
writing  blogging  habits 
january 2014
Effective Technical Leadership
By design, a tech lead is often not a manager because they focus their energy on code, not people.
software  tech-lead  management 
september 2013
Essential Tools for Starting a Rails App in 2013
Some that I use religiously, others were new to me.
rails  libraries 
september 2013
How to Blog About Code and Give Zero Fucks
"The internet is full of horrible crap! If your horrible crap is at least well-intentioned, it’s probably a step up from the other horrible crap."
blogging  coding 
september 2013
How To Stop Using Nested Forms
Matthew Robertson provides an elegant alternative to Rails' accepts_nested_attributes_for
rails  ruby  abstraction 
august 2013
A Liberal Decalogue
Bertrand Russell's 10 Commandments of Teaching
education  philosophy 
august 2013
Camels and Rubber Duckies
Classic explanation of pricing segmentation from the Joel on Software blog
pricing  software 
july 2013
John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative
Lecture by John Cleese about the prerequisites for creative thought
creativity  humor 
april 2013
Using data to inform strategy
Data and analytics aren't autopilot for your business. You need a plan too.
leanstartup  data 
march 2013
Journey Through The JavaScript MVC Jungle
Decent roundup of JavaScript frameworks from Smashing
framework  javascript 
march 2013
What the smartest people do on the weekend is what everyone else will do during the week in ten years - Chris Dixon
"Hobbies are what the smartest people spend their time on when they aren’t constrained by near-term financial goals."
march 2013
Scared Shitless | 43 Folders
Swell talk by Merlin Mann who is my favorite Internet douchebag bar none.
december 2012
Explore – One of the great things about journalism today...
Ira Glass speaking about the journalistic process. The themes are relevant to any creative pursuit.
december 2012
Czech declension - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Czech declension describes the declension, or system of grammatically-determined modifications, in nouns, adjectives, pronouns and numerals in the Czech language. There is a system of 7 cases (nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, vocative, locative and instrumental) in Czech. This essentially means that a word can have 14 possible forms in singular and plural, however no word has the maximum number of forms. Some forms are the same in more than one place in each paradigm.
languages  czech  grammar 
january 2011
DNS Quick Check - Online DNS Report Tool - Enter the domain to test realtime, Test your DNS delegation, DNS Servers, Mail and Web Servers, Network Admins, Webmasters, Hosting
CheckDNS.net is a real time test engine to check your DNS delegation, DNS Servers, Mail and Web Servers. CheckDNS.net gives you an overview on your domains state with a detailed and easy to read DNS report. Easy to use: just enter the domain name (for example, "yourdomain.com") to get a free report on this domain.
dns  tools  network  sysadmin  networking  testing  domain  internet 
october 2009
DNSCog - DNS reporting and diagnostic tools
DNSCog is a suite of free DNS diagnostics tools, including a comprehensive DNS analysis tool, WHOIS lookup, traceroute and DNS query.
dns  tools  whois  sysadmin  networking  diagnostic  traceroute  web 
october 2009
intoDNS: checks DNS and mail servers health
IntoDNS checks the health and configuration and provides DNS report and mail servers report and provides suggestions to fix and improve them, with references to protocols’ official documentation.
tools  sysadmin  network  domain  dns  networking 
october 2009
Cleaning Up After "apt-get remove" - Not Another One!
Completely remove packages and all created traces - i.e. users, config files, etc.
linux  apt  dpkg  purge  remove  oneliner 
october 2009
Slicehost Articles: Ubuntu Feisty setup - page 1
Good basic guide for setup of SSH service and authentication
linux  ubuntu  ssh  sysadmin  config 
october 2009
Justniffer
justniffer is a tcp packet sniffer. It can log network traffic in a 'standard' (web server like) or in a customized way. It can also log response times, useful for tracking network services performances (e.g. web server, application server, etc.).
http  network  monitoring  analysis  tools  sniffer  performance 
september 2009
Online Diagram Software - Gliffy
I think there's about a 70% chance that this is replacing Visio for me for most work. Would be very nice if it supported import from Visio though.
tools  web  online  design  diagram  visio  collaboration 
september 2009
RubyTu.be - Ruby Screencasts and Videos for Ruby People
RubyTu.be is a community driven collection of Ruby related videos and screencasts.
ruby  rails  video  screencast  tutorial  howto 
july 2009
Some Datasets Available on the Web » Data Wrangling Blog
Over the past year, I’ve been tagging interesting data I find on the web in del.icio.us. I wrote a quick python script to pull the relevant links from my del.icio.us export and list them at the bottom of this post. Most of these datasets are related to machine learning, but there are a lot of government, finance, and search datasets as well.
list  apis  data  datasets 
february 2009
Everybody enjoys things @ enjoysthin.gs
enjoysthin.gs is a place to save and share things you enjoy.
web  inspiration  interesting  aggregator 
february 2009
CodeKata
How to Become a Better Developer
code  kata  training  programming  pragmatic 
november 2008
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