Here are the software tools I found the most helpful or were my favorite to use in 2017. Work Guru Get Guru today for your company! Yes I am now a walking advertisement for guru. It’s a super simple product — a chrome extension that provides a shared internal, easily-accessible knowledge base — and it is crucial for information … Continue reading My Top Software Tools from 2017
Twitter is a cool technology tool, but it has a lot of bad things. One of those bad things is the ease with which one can spread misinformation. Twitter should build in source links as a native feature to tweets to help promote better sourcing and reduce the viral spread of fake news. Twitter should … Continue reading #FreeIdeas for Twitter — Build in Sources as a Native Feature for Tweets
1. Computer Science Education 2. Distributed Work 3. Cryptocurrency/Blockchain These are three of the trends I think will continue to really emerge in the next five years. They are already here — but mostly all on the fringes, even if they have received some attention. 1. Computer Science Education We’re all in on this one at CodeHS — the top … Continue reading My Top Three 5–10 Year Trends of 2017
What is the blog? We have a blog at codinginthewild.com which shares the amazing applications of coding and computer science across industries. The goal of the blog is to create a great resource for students and teachers in middle school and high school to understand how the skills they are learning can be applied in the real world. … Continue reading Contributing to the Coding in the Wild Blog
What is Net Neutrality, Why it’s Important, and What Could Happen if it’s Repealed Water, Electricity, Internet It’s time to choose your monthly water bill! Would you like to buy the kitchen sink package? That’s $10/month. The shower package? That’s $15/month. The 3-sink-combo package? That’s $20/month. Luckily that is not how you pay for your water … Continue reading What’s Going on With Net Neutrality?
Inspiration for this post to David Havens — read his post here: Ideas for Lyft on the Occasion of Receiving One Billion Dollars I’m inspired by the opportunity for creativity that Lyft finds itself in. Here are some ideas that I think could be fun…medium.com So it turns out that many of the people running big companies or … Continue reading #FreeIdeas For Lyft
Step 1: Buy the Domain I usually use Namecheap or Misk to buy the domains. Step 2: Change the Nameservers On Namecheap, go to your domain page, then to the Advanced DNS section, and under DNS/Host Records choose Custom for the Domain Nameserver Type. On Misk, set the nameserver entires. Then I go and enter … Continue reading How I Set Up a New Website
Can we count on Medium to be around in 10 years? I’m planning to look at my blog posts then, too. I spent some time this week looking over coding projects I have done over the last 12 years, which is pretty much about when I started experimenting with coding. I realized a few awesome … Continue reading I’m going to write on Medium. And I’m going to keep copying posts over to my blog.
How many pennies might you passively pay to read an article? Here I’ll outline a model for what micropayments for content could look like with some numbers. According to this link, people in the US spend 32 hours online per month, and 20% of that time reading content. So say people spend 6 hours per … Continue reading A Model For Micropayments for Content