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Living and learning in 2017

Make all the big life changes at once... In 2016 we moved our family of 6 out of our home of 15 years across the country to settle in Vancouver, WA. That's quite a lot of change for everybody involved. My partner lived her entire life in Fort Worth, TX. Her family was, for the most part, within a 2…

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Why we hire consultants to help build egghead.io

Over the past few years we have built egghead.io from a relatively simple “video blog” and into a full blown platform for developers to publish their knowledge about software development as screencasts and get paid for it. The process has been intense! Every step of the way was a new road block…

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2016 was amazing. Best year yet.

2016 as a year took a lot of criticism as a year. Beloved celebrities died in a seemingly endless parade of "noooooooo". We were subjected to a painful and divisive US federal election cycle, which resulted in another shameless ass-clown getting elected to the highest office in the land. The entire…

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Setting goals for (my version of) success.

There is this amazing conference in Las Vegas once a year called MicroConf. It's a gathering of like-minded entrepreneurs that (for the most part) are boot-strapping their business. This means that they aren't taking outside investment, specifically of the venture capital variety. It's a spectacular…

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Build an Image Gallery Using React, Redux and redux-saga

Building an Image Gallery The image gallery we will build is a simple application that displays an array of image URLs loaded from a service (Flickr), and allows the user to select them individually. It will be built with React, using Redux and redux-saga. React is being used as the core framework…

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2015 Year in Review

It’s been two years since I woke up dreading a workday. And I work almost every day. When we first set out to build egghead, I told my parter John that all he had to do was make amazing content, and that I would do the rest . {% emoji flushed %} For the most part, I took that very seriously, and…

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Bootstrapping egghead.io to feed my family: 2014 in Review

2014 Year in Review It's that time of the year. People dusting off the blog and endeavoring to capture the past 12 months of their life in a wordy nutshell. It's something that I've never participated in, but I thought I'd give it a try. I quit my job. This still frightens me. In February I quit a…

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