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How I think about sending a lot of email.

"FUCK YOU SPAMMER!" For the first year or so of egghead's existence I avoided sending email. I was nervous. I didn't even want to send receipts when we charged people, because I thought they'd see the receipt and just cancel leaving John and I destitute. That's an extreme outcome that wouldn't…

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🌲 Shadow Newsletter for Evergreen Emails in ConvertKit

For years I spent immense amounts of effort broadcasting one-off emails to to my newsletter. Millions of them! This is fine, a broadcast does the job of delivering your emails to the eager recipients at the other end of the wire. Mission accomplished, right? yes and no. The problem with this…

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Using a dSLR as a Webcam for Live Streaming

Broadcasting on the internet is here to stay. More and more we are seeing people use sites like Twitch and Youtube to deliver real-time video and audio to connect with their audience. Increasingly over the years as a remote worker video chats have become more and more the standard of communication…

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🌱 My blog is a digital garden, not a blog

Organizing information is hard. I'm not a taxonomist. I don't have an information design background. For the most part I just wing it ad hoc and hope for the best. We are constantly bombarded with information, a lot of it is really good information too, but the challenge is absorbing it and applying…

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Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra

What is a badass? I love the word itself, because there is practically no way to use it in a negative way. It's a good word. In Kathy Sierra's book, the word badass is used to describe an expert. Somebody that has learned a skill, crossed the "valley of suck" and achieved mastery. You can buy…

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Transforming exported CSV data for use in a React chart.

There are many ways to build a new feature for your applications. For me, when I need a new tool, component, or functionality I like to take a step back and think about it in terms of data. What data do I have, what data do I need, and how am I going to present and interact with the data. At egghead…

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