Founders sometimes assume that they need an influx of cash to truly grow a product. Luckily, this isn't true. The confusion arises because we fail to make a distinction between the growth strategies that are relevant to venture backed startups as opposed to the strategies that are relevant to bootstrapped startups. These strategies overlap, but the differences are …
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…Servus for Mac - Formerly Droplings, this app build presentation pages for yourfiles.
Code Archaeology With Git - and techniques to track down the history of obsure code.
bashttpd - as a bash shell script. One of those projects that only exists to demonstrate that with software all things are possible.
Bootsnipp - of free code snippets that integrate with Bootstrap.
Big Favicons - Guidance on …
I am using Dropbox more than ever to keep everything between the two machines in sync. I symlink Documents,, , and to point to those respective directories on Dropbox. I am also using shared Dropbox folders for Second projects that require collaboration with a designer. I'm still using for storing all of my code.
In terms of accessories and upgrades:
…that image on your computer, or yoursite, or maybe alubm, or Dropbox folder
It should be as easy to upload as clicking a button or drag & drop
But we need to server the image from a
And we need it to look good, cropped to a 2.5:1 aspect ratio
So really a smart image upload widget which lets you crop to a given aspect ration, and a CDN to serve them all.
Bang. Uploadcare .
I started out using their online wizard to configure the widget. Picked …
…Drop -to print and (physically) mail documents from your computer or . I'd be more excited about this if I could remember the last time I printed and mailed a document.
Load - I have some servers where this really ought to be in place. and Reverse Proxying with Nginx
FXRuby - bindings to the FOX toolkit cross-platform GUI library, now coming back from a long period of dormancy.
Faraday: Oneto …
…GrabBox does one thing very well. Take a screenshot on, and it will upload to and put a link in your clipboard. No new service to signup, no new shortcuts to learn. Simple. Works.
In ur meme Speaking of image uploads, iMeme is a cool time waster ... erm ... meme generator.
QotD Business Insider goes from : to campy
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From here, I'd move the encrypted file to my Dropbox public folder and send Chris the generated link, as well as the output of encrypt.sh , over IM:
Once he acknowledges that he's received the file, I immediately delete it.
Step 3: Send the password (via another channel)
Now I need to send Chris the password. Here's what I don't do: send it to him over the same channel that I used to send the file itself. Instead, I pull out my phone and send it to him as a text …
…place or your current location. Allow the user to link to a file that's stored on his or her Dropbox account.
If you want to be super trendy, add some fun stickers that can spice up a conversation.
There are a million apps out there that do group chat already. None of them really do collaboration on mobile that well.
Rewrite the iOS app
The iOS app is serviceable, but not great. With iOS 7, I'd argue it needs a complete overhaul. Hire a designer, get to work and crank out a 1.0 …
Rumor has it thathad 200,000 emails by the time they launched, based on driving a ton of traffic to a landing page with a single video that discussed how the service was going to work once it was built. These days when people ask me if they have to build a product to pitch investors, I tell them they can...or they can gather 200,000 emails. Call me if you do this and I'll write you a check.
For more on the specifics of how to approach this, check out Why You Should…