Control iTunes with your WebCam
See: Flutter.io Currently only supports starting and stopping iTunes and Spotify. However, if they add skipping songs and Rdio, I would break out my credit card. Now that I think about it, this could be a killer way to do Pandora as well (skip, thumbs up/down).
Using the inverted method has quickly made the AeroPress my goto coffee option. Great coffee and super easy to clean. Highly recommended.
API and Embed Updates →
We published a bunch of @kickofflabs API and embedding documentation updates.
Go the Fuck Home →
Community Funded Open Source →
Be polite or shut up.
KickoffLabs on KissMetrics and UserVoice
It is really great to see KickoffLabs (via @evolvingwe) published on the UserVoice and KissMetrics blogs. Even better since they are two services we use daily and absolutely love. KissMetrics: How to Measure Your Way to Startup Success UserVoice: How to give a #@%! about your customers before you launch
How to Measure Your Way to Startup Success →
In this post, I’d like to share with you a set of best practices we employ at KickoffLabs to constantly measure performance against our various assumptions and theories.
This looks like a great way to get a jump start on a project. At $149, assuming it saves you 1 to 2 hours it more than pays for itself.
Kill Your Introduction →
There is no need to establish yourself as an authority. People tend to be very good at detecting competence. If you have impressive credentials but don’t seem to know what you’re talking about, you’ll lose credibility rapidly. Sound advice. Also looks to be part of an interesting book, Speaking for Hackers
If you want to see how Facebook will display your url as a link try the Facebook Debugger.
We just killed no-reply, and we have no regrets →
I love seeing post like this. I hope this trend continues to spread. Remember, No-Reply Must Die!.
Giving a #@%! about your customers before you... →
I love my customers and I love support. While any technology can be copied, the customer service experience you choose to offer is unique. It’s critical that you start these good habits BEFORE and during your launch. What we believe in.
A Test You Need to Fail →
It represents exactly what I am opposed to, the perpetual and petty testing that has become a fungus on the foot of public education. Broken.
Premium Experience →
The good news is that most businesses aren’t willing to go the extra mile. They’re content to sit in the “average-to-good” Customer Experience Zone, making it much easier for you to give your customers the premium experience they crave.
If you know, in the morning, what your day looks like with any precision, you...– Nassim Taleb
Dry DevOps with heroku_san →
Looking forward to this simply to ensure consistently across all my apps.
Legit is a complementary command-line interface for Git, optimized for workflow simplicity. It is heavily inspired by GitHub for Mac. This is a great way to get started with git.
How you could be testing your ideas on Craigslist →
Three Chrome Extensions For Twitter
I prefer using the the browser version of Twitter over native applications. Here are three chrome extensions that make this experience much better: ParrotFish by Embedly. See a preview of just about any link/image/etc without leaving your stream. Tweet Filter. As the name suggests, this extension makes it easy to exclude tweets or people matching a pattern. Buffer for Chrome. I am a big...