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100 Days of Github: Don’t Break the Chain

A while back I stumbled across John Resig’s blog post about writing code everyday. He made several points that resonated with me. I thought I would follow John’s lead and try a more balanced approach to programming. I set a goal to commit to Github every day for 100 days. The sad screenshot below will give you an idea of where ...

7 mins

4th Amendment Rights in Routine Traffic Stops

This is my answer to the following question on Quora: What would happen if a driver was pulled over in a routine traffic stop, and police officers found a “priceless” Chinese puzzle box in his car which the driver claims he does not know how to open? If the officers believe something illegal is inside, ...

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3 Weeks with Robinhood App Beta

It was 1998, I had $500, and I was obsessed with the stock market. Each day I’d rush home to sit in front of the computer and watch my portfolio until the closing bell. As a fourth-grade kid, I didn’t quite grasp general market dynamics. I understood basic value and how share price was influenced by people’s perception of whether ...

1 min

GitHub in C Major

This is an awesome little app that turns your year of GitHub contributions into song. Since I didn’t become active on GitHub until recently, you’ll need to wait a few moments for the player to reach my contributions. I’ve noticed that the graph isn’t 100% correct, but that’s okay because the app is amazing. Feel ...

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Too Old to Code?

I was recently asked the following on Quora: I’m 25 and wish to learn programming. Am I to old to become successful? The media portrays successful programmers who are worth millions to have started coding from a very young age. Here’s my answer: It’s definitely not too late to start coding. A few years ago ...

7 mins

Post-Aereo Fallout

Legality aside, I really wanted Aereo to win. Consumers face unreasonable prices and have few choices when it comes to US TV providers. As a whole, the industry is outdated and in serious need of competition. A decision for Aereo would have driven disruptive innovation and forced Big Cable towards adopting more competitive business practices. ...

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Aereo Decision Today!

6/25 – Update – SCOTUS rules in favor of Broadcasters 6 to 3. ABC v Aereo Decision 6/23 – Update – After no decision on Friday, I’m eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision in ABC, Inc. v. Aereo. Stay tuned for updates and analysis as the day goes on! 6/20 – Update – still no ...

Learning for 2014

Favorite Tech in 2014: – Elementary OS – a beautifully minimalist Ubuntu-based Linux Distro – Reporter App – flexible self tracking with a phenomenal UI – Unix Command Line – crucial as I’ve started learning node.js – Atom.io – recently moved over from Sublime Text and haven’t looked back – Version Control with Github – almost seamless integration with Atom.io. – Yeoman ...

2 mins

Editor Wars: Picking the Right Tool for the Job

As the development application space has undergone a Cambrian explosion of sorts, it’s easy to feel like we are drowning in tools. Since this time last year, I’ve worked within a dizzying number of editing applications. I’ve tried newcomers like Atom.io, LightTable, ShiftEdit, and Koding, as well as established editors Xcode, Visual Studio, DreamWeaver, Sublime Text, and WebStorm. I’ve even experimented ...

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