How I made $942.59 on Udemy in less than 24 hours

TL;DR: I migrated my self-hosted course to Udemy and made $942.59 from the launch. I launched a Udemy course on March 27th, 2014 and generated $942.59 in a span of just 24 hours. The course was originally self-hosted using WordPress, but I decided to wind down the site and host it elsewhere. I watched Udemy… Continue reading

How I Hacked My Apartment Building

TL;DR: Built an app with Twilio that responds with an audio recording of a dial tone. The intercom machine at my building allows visitors to dial the apartment owner in order to unlock the lobby door. The issue with this machine is that it only allows one phone number to be programmed to it per apartment. This is problematic because I… Continue reading

How to Build a tvOS Application for Apple TV Tutorial

TL;DR: Tutorial on building a “Hello World” tvOS application for Apple TV using Javascript and Apple’s Markup language. Apple recently announced the new AppleTV will be launching with an operating system called tvOS, and it will include an app store! This will will allow developers to build tvOS apps using Javascript, TVML (Apple’s templating language),… Continue reading

Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson – Book Review

Rating: 5/5 TL;DR: Rework is a book about business, entrepreneurship, and management. If you think business books aren’t for you, you need to pick up Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson and revaluate your preferences. Whether you think you are just cog in the big machine or the one who runs it, as long as you are career… Continue reading

16 Things I Learned Working at a Startup Accelerator

TL;DR: I learned a lot I was once employed by Coolhouse Labs, a technology accelerator, as a Developer in Residence for their summer cohort. My duties included software development, advising on product decisions, developing user acquisition strategies, and generally being a value-add resource to the product team along with the companies in the cohort. Here are a few… Continue reading

12 Psychological Facts about Your Life

Psychology is not just restricted to academics, students and therapists. It is a subject both applied and theoretical. Its applications are varied. An average person might not enjoy reading research studies but they can definitely grasp the daily applications of psychology for an improvement in their overall life. Some lesser known facts about our daily… Continue reading

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Book Review

Rating: 4/5 TL;DR: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success is a book on achieving your full potential by adopting a growth mindset. One of the central messages of Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, revolves around the image you have of yourself and how it has a profound effect on the way you lead your life…. Continue reading

What are Logical Fallacies?

A logical fallacy is simply an error of reasoning that otherwise sounds superficially accurate. The human mind is a phenomenon that can outperform the most machines. However, our minds are not evolved for precise logic and are prone to stumble in to potential pitfalls. The ability to identify logical fallacies in the arguments of others,… Continue reading