The Washington Post has a story on how merchants are using Facebook to flood Amazon with fake reviews and this reminded me of the three-star review rule to save time and hassle. It works like this. Find a product you are interested in buying, scroll down to the customer reviews and select three stars to […]Read more "The Amazon Three Stars Rule"
The CAN-SPAM Act was enacted back in 2003 and one of the provisions is that you must include a physical address in your email newsletter: A legitimate physical address of the publisher and/or advertiser is present. PO Box addresses are acceptable in compliance with 16 C.F.R. 316.2(p) and if the email is sent by a […]Read more "Hacking the CAN-SPAM Act for fun"
Every time I ready to ship something I get tons of apprehension and the feeling of a fraud and a failure. It’s brutal and it seems to happen every single launch. During this time I’m reminded of the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield and if you’ve ever experienced I’d recommend getting yourself a copy. […]Read more "The War of Art"
If you work in tech then I’m sure you are familiar with the question of “what computer should I get” and outside of “will you fix my printer” it’s probably the one I get asked most often. What you might find odd is I am a software developer building web applications. I honestly don’t keep […]Read more "What computer should I get?"
A few months ago I had a conversation with a few online friends about writing and after a few hours of the back and forth we decided to start a Slack group where we could all have a place to communicate, ask for feedback, and hang out. A few weeks later and I decided to […]Read more "Basecamping With Friends"
Austin Kleon giving a talk on 10 things to stay creative in our chaotic times: Every day is Groundhog Day Build a bliss station Forget the noun, do the verb Make gifts The ordinary + extra attention = the extraordinary Art is for life You are allowed to change your mind When in doubt, tidy […]Read more "How to Keep Going – Austin Kleon"
I joined Twitter almost a decade ago and it’s changed a lot over the years. In the beginning, you’d see the fail whale more than you should, they added official support for retweets, likes, and offended all 3rd party developers multiple times. One of the worst moves for me was where they added the, “you may […]Read more "On Social Media, A Chronological Feed is Never Coming Back"