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Kevin Elliott
Re: A note to our first Aura users - http://blog.withings.com/2014...
"Why does mine blink the light all the time??" - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Riding Rails: Rails 4.2.0 beta1: Active Job, Deliver Later, Adequate Record, Web Console - http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2014...
"Getting excited!" - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Riding Rails: Senny and Godfrey to Rails core, Yehuda to alumni - http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2014...
"Thanks Yehuda! Eternally grateful." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Marching through Woodside - http://scripting.com/2013...
"It's an interesting proposition Dave. Strolling through the streets, using serenade as an entry point to discuss this with the rich and influential just might work. Do you think it would actually work?" - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Being Unreliable Leads to Missed Opportunities - http://kevinelliott.net/blogs...
Here’s another one of my ‘this should be obvious, but so many people don’t do it’ posts. I am simply in awe just how many people are unreliable out in [...] - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: What Are the 2013 Capital Gains Tax Rates? - http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog...
"And if you receive a loss, they offer you a discount on what you already owe. Pretty fair." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Bootstrapping Is Insanely Hard - http://kevinelliott.net/blogs...
There are a number of ways to build a startup. The traditional route is to assemble a core team of founders, build a block of potential board advisors, and seek [...] - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: How to be THE LUCKIEST GUY ON THE PLANET in 4 Easy Steps - http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011...
"Pessimism has never gotten me anywhere. It's eternally entertaining to be a pessimist (ask anyone that knows me), but it's done me no good either. Being a pessimist has often massaged my ego, making me feel above others (artificially I might add), but it never took me down a path of success and happiness." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: How to be THE LUCKIEST GUY ON THE PLANET in 4 Easy Steps - http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011...
"Pity is only a negative emotional response in yourself to someone else. It does your "enemy" no benefit to pity them, and only gives you a false sense of satisfaction when you do so. It's a negative response, and it's likely that James means that it will only take away from your positive growth when you pity others." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Founders: Learning should be your top 2013 New Year’s resolution - https://thenextweb.com/entrepr...
"To complement these learning course sites, I am creating LearnTribe. It lets you collect resources related to a topic (articles, tutorials, screencasts, courses) and track your progress and achievement across all of them. Looking for some people to beta test it now." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Founders: Learning should be your top 2013 New Year’s resolution - http://thenextweb.com/entrepr...
"To complement these learning course sites, I am creating LearnTribe. It lets you collect resources related to a topic (articles, tutorials, screencasts, courses) and track your progress and achievement across all of them. Looking for some people to beta test it now." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Mütli Corp. - Simpler group pricing - http://blog.mutlicorp.com/post...
"By the way, the new website is nice. Though it comes to a crawl under Safari (likely due to the snazzy cool TRON-cycle animations you've got in the welcome banner." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Mütli Corp. - Minefold 1.0 - http://blog.mutlicorp.com/post...
"Sweet! Excited about the mods, and really looking forward to the technical posts about the implementation. I think Funpacks will be a nice way to let people develop their own addons, especially if you provide a simple catalog that you can choose from and instantiate a server with." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Mütli Corp. - Simpler group pricing - http://blog.mutlicorp.com/post...
"I don't see how this is simplified. It was pretty clear before. Now I have to think about coins, and paying for others, and try to calculate what my server will cost." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: ReadWrite – Let's All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can't Raise Any More Money - http://readwrite.com/2012...
"I absolutely worship you Dan Lyons, for calling all this shit out for what it really is." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Resist the Urge to Be Perfect - http://kevinelliott.net/blogs...
The reason I often blog about vague or high level concepts is that I continue to notice companies that are violating the laws of common sense. For whatever reason it [...] - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Interview Properly to Build a Great Team - http://kevinelliott.net/blogs...
With all this talk about how small business can rebuild the economy, I find it very unfortunate (and a little amusing) that so many companies hire incorrectly. What I find [...] - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Riding Rails: [ANN] Rails 3.2.3 has been released! - http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2012...
"Yee haw. Thanks!" - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Troubleshooting Your iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Jailbreak - http://www.cultofmac.com/141997...
"Oh, I'm on an iPhone 4 jailbroken with redsn0w." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Troubleshooting Your iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Jailbreak - http://www.cultofmac.com/141997...
"iBooks and iTunes U are not working. They quit after a 30 second pause." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Repositioning your perspective to achieve your goals - http://journal.markbao.com/2011...
"I think the solution is to find a balance between "productivity-boosting rewards" and the avoidance of "self-indulgent interruptions." Like stated, reduction of all rewards can negatively impact your ability to keep moving forward, but the continued needless rewards that interrupt your ability to stay on track is detrimental to meeting the goals." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Use backup gem with Heroku’s pgbackups - http://outofti.me/post...
"I'm assuming we need to fork 'backup' and add this to it. It's too bad they have not yet integrated Heroku backups to it officially yet (it's been 10 months since you wrote this article and a request is in but has not yet been addressed). Have you had a chance to reflect further on this since the time you wrote the article? Have you expanded upon this solution, or discovered something more robust?" - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: “Crazy Deep” Rails 3.1 Example Apps and Tutorials - http://railsapps.github.com/#commen...
"Super helpful." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: “Crazy Deep” Rails 3.1 Example Apps and Tutorials - http://railsapps.github.io/#commen...
"Super helpful." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Learning from the masters: some of my favorite Rails commits - Pat Shaughnessy - http://patshaughnessy.net/2011...
"Excellent approach. I've been meaning to dive into the rails codebase myself, but haven't really found the time. The size of the code base and deciding where to jump in has been overwhelming. I would certainly read your articles if you turned this into a series. It would give me exposure to the codebase, without having to spend time figuring out what exactly I wanted to see. Then, once I was familiar enough with the structure of the codebase (from your articles and commit links), I'd feel more comfortable jumping into the repo on my own (as with any project). Please do continue to write articles about the codebase. In fact, it might even be interesting to do a compare/contrast against another popular project too, such as Rails vs. Sinatra, just to see how the styles differ, and where their developers are both strong." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
A Balanced Daily Practice Leads to Happiness and Success - http://kevinelliott.net/blogs...
A productive routine can lead to good habits, a bucket of luck, and a life of happiness. Success often trails people that are happy, talented, smart working (not necessarily hard working), and above all, connected. Most people have the ability to reach their potential, but it takes a strict regimen or daily practice. Here's a daily practice that works. - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
"I created a printable PDF chart based on James' daily practice that he defines here. I find it to be a useful way to remember to do each of these things by printing it out and putting it on the wall near my desk in my home office. If you're interested in downloading one for yourself, you can get it at http://kevinelliott.net/blogs/..." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Sometimes Things Just Keep Getting Worse - http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011...
"Thanks for the heads up! It was up yesterday (and has been for a long time), so something must be up. I'll check with my ISP." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Sometimes Things Just Keep Getting Worse - http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011...
"Though I've never been a VC, I can truly relate to your emotions. My family has been struggling ever since I started two different businesses. We're doing it because it's our passion, and to get us ahead in life. I can't be a slave to a salary. But it's been such a struggle. Constant anxiety, the fear of losing everything, months where we can hardly afford groceries, and a significant pile of debt that will take a lifetime to pay off. I don't have a lot of support. Financially, emotionally, or even intellectually. I don't have a team of engineers, designers, or sales guys. I do it mostly on my own. I've been told I'm brilliant and a genius, but if that's true, why am I struggling so hard? I'm told my ideas are solid, my market validates it needs my products, but why can't I attract a team to work part time for equity to help me build it? The best part about this is that I remind myself that I'm living a journey that so many people are simply too afraid to do. It may pay off, but..." - Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Re: Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 - Cocoa Controls - http://cocoacontrols.com/posts...
"What always struck me about this commencement speech by Jobs was that it was read off paper and he talks about never having graduated college. To me this indicated that in some ways he felt uncomfortable to be at Stanford presenting the speech, since he's normally without paper on stage, and without a cadence of strict scripting. It got me to think about why he was there presenting the speech. Had Stanford offered him a lot of money, so he said sure why not? No. By 2005 he was wealthy beyond the few bucks he'd make from presenting to the class of 2005. It became obvious to me that he was doing it purely out of sharing that passion he had within himself... he wanted to spark a new generation of innovators. He wanted to reach the people just a little too frightened to stick to their own passions, their own drums, and their own hearts. He presented to pass on the torch to others who would make the world a better place, in their own way. Now that Steve is gone, I'm beginning to reconsider..." - Kevin Elliott
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