Leadership and Lollipops (moments)
Great video on everyday leadership:
When you give your customers the option to simply reply to emails, this is what you may receive.
Co-Hacking Yardley on May 10
This week, I am going to do my co-hacking day in Yardley, PA. @briandonahue is going to be there and it looks like one or two others from the Philly Startup Hackers group may stop by as well.
If you can make it out, please stop by and join us.
When: May 10, 2012.
1 North Main Street
Yardley, PA 190671409
Expect nothing. Blame nobody. Do something.
Apparently the quote source is unknown, but it is supposed to be the mantra if Bill Parcels.
Regardless, this is definitely one of my all time favorite quotes.
Replacing Finder with Path Finder
Finder has always been the piece of OS X that has just felt wrong. This might be due to years of Windows use, simply over thinking it, or perhaps it really is just a turd.
For the last year or so, I had been using TotalFinder. TotalFinder is a big improvement over Apple’s built in Finder. However, I found it to be a bit flaky, especially on Lion.
I recently came across another alternative, Path Finder and it has been an absolute joy to use.
Here are some of my favorite features:
- It consistently just works.
- Document previews in the footer
- Dual views
- Great breadcrumb navigation
- Dual (side by side) views
Path Finder brings a ton of additional features (git,terminal/iterm, etc) to the table, but most importantly it just makes working with files simple. At $40 it is not exactly cheap, but for something you will use a couple of times a day every single day, it really ends up being a steal.
Static Asset Caching and Compression on Heroku
One of the best aspects of Heroku’s cedar stack is thecontrol and flexibility it offers you. Unfortunately, this also means you are on the hook for properly configuring many items in your app.
An example of this is proper HTTP caching and gzip compression.
For static asset caching, Heroku provides a great detailed support article, Using Rack::Cache with Memcached for Static Asset Caching in Rails 3.1+ on configuring your rails app and using memecached to help speed things up.
On the compression side, there is a great simple article by Gaurish Sharma, Enable gzip compression on Heroku
Total time to setup and deploy both…roughly 2 minutes.
Great video by Simon Sinek on doing good and building trust.