Mister Rogers' mom said, when things are going poorly, "Look for the Helpers." I love Mister Rogers, but I have another idea.
I've been creating a lot of content in other places. Here's a quick update on what I've been doing.
Your online presence matters in job applications.
Don't make me throw out your resumé.
Introducing three new not-ready-for-real-time web sites I'm working on: https://onramp.dev/ https://omgphp.com/ https://whyphp.dev/
Figure out the values, then make the choice according to your values
Just break that overwhelming project up
Knowing, and getting, what you want Recent newsletter Sign up for newsletters
I think we have a bit of entrepreneurial survivorship bias Survivorship bias definition
How we picked our insurance provider, and my guiding principle
You can't make everyone happy
How Tighten sets our prices
Per special request, Christmas 2017 with the kiddos
A few simple tricks for editing your blog posts
What's at the top of your brain? And what's the benefit you get from having to wait on something, letting you brain roll over it? Paul Graham - The Top Idea in Your Mind Transcript: Hi, I'm ...
TRANSCRIPT: Hi, I'm your host Matt Stauffer and this is Episode 100. One, zero, zero. We've made it! I have not, I was going to say tweeted. I've not podcasted, I've hardly blogged, I thought I...
Take care of your people
Take care of yourself
There's a big difference between conversation and snarky quips. Hire More Women In Tech
A chat about indirect vs. direct conflict, what passive aggression is and isn't, and some tips for responding to folks who manipulate others indirectly.
Give credit where credit is due
The tip: Be a grownup. -- Transcript -- Matt Stauffer: Hi. I'm your host Matt Stauffer, and this is episode 94 of the Five-Minute Geek Show, a weekly show about development and everything aro...
Understanding the end goals--the motivation--of your clients, or yourself, allow you to make the small decisions in ways that serve the goal, rather than potentially fighting it.
Spoiling yourself to avoid burnout
Small, measurable, manageable commitments help people like me move toward their goals. Transcript: Hi, I'm your host, Matt Stauffer, and this is Episode 91 of The Five Minute Geek Show, a wee...
It turns out, it's perfectly OK to specialize in a certain tech. Who knew! Tighten
Whether it's getting a new job, launching a product, or finding new business, the things you'll need in the future require you to plan now.
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I don't think we mean the same thing when we say "remote"
Why source diving is an undersung skill
Planning makes better (meetings, podcasts, bizdev, interviews)
I don't think you have $10,000 to waste on that AWS token -- don't commit your credentials to GitHub! phpdotenv dotenv 10,000 AWS secret access keys carelessly left in code uploaded to GitHub
You have more power than you realize. Really. With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility Brandon Sanderson's Steelheart series The Great Tighten Experiment Andy Crouch: Culture Making , Playi...
In what ways, other than money, are we paid for our free (open source, teaching, etc.) work? My latest blog post: Why I Published My Book With O'Reilly Bootstrapped.fm with Jane Portman Creator...
42 Lines article "Some principles of web development" including good talk about when you're sick
Vision and goals for every thing you do allow you to make good decisions in the face of conflict Refactoring To Collections
Quick thoughts on my new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
Inbox Zero, Getting Things Done, and freeing your brain Inbox Zero Trusted Trio Getting Things Done My six-year-old write up of GTD
I don't just care about tech: I'm also deeply passionate around issues of race, ethnicity, and justice. Three-Minute Geek Show My old race/ethnicity/justice blog Pulled Over
Write code that you will love to write and return to, not for speed or computer optimization or whatever else. Pay money to stop wasting time "Any fool can write code that a computer can underst...
An interview with Steven Wade, the creator of Upstate PHP Upstate PHP @stevenwadejr PHP.Net page on User Groups Gainesville PHP Greenville, SC Wikipedia
I can't feel my hands (when I'm overwhelmed with stress/anxiety) Greg Baugues - Devs & Depression Ed Finkler - Open Sourcing Mental Illness Adam Culp - Developer Anxiety, We're Not Alone Adam ...
Talking about the new service, briefs.fm, and my new diary/micropodcast, the Three-Minute Geekshow Briefs.fm Ben Orenstein Chris Hunt Three-Minute Geek Show Three-Minute Geek Show on Twitter ...
Statamic - note that everything I say on this episode is about the Statamic v2 beta Craft Soon-coming Tighten blog
How we use Pull Requests at Tighten Tighten Five Minute Geek Show Episode 23: 3 Ways to Give Back to Open Source & How to Write Good Pull Requests LICECap
Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Fortune writeup on Seth Priebatsch
Convention over Configuration, Convenience over Complication
A live-streamed episode about live-streaming. How meta. My Twitch channel AssertChris' tutorial on how to stream on Twitch OBS
Full Stack Radio - Woody Zuill #NoEstimates Agile Manifesto
Don't be a jerk Gator Linux User Group event
Ottomatik Nitpick Forge Dead Man's Snitch
Tech leads and visionaries don't have to be Buddha. RECONSIDER recent blog post by DHH DHH Fuck You - showing some of his brashness Laravel Podcast - the episode I referenced in this article i...
Rapid Application Development and Testing can be best friends forever. My slides from Zendcon Laravel's Testing documentation Confomo refactor branch
How do you prioritize your work when you have too much on your plate?
Every developer's experiences, needs, and clients are just a bit different.
Learning how to answer the question, "What code should I test?"
Being a Remote Employee Ain't Easy 37Signals Remote
Concentrate.app The Mildly Alarming Podcast - Third Time's the Charm Why Procrastinators Procrastinate
Releasing open source code can be terrifying.
Why it might be worth dressing a bit nicer even when you don't have to. Zuckerberg's uniform FMGS episode on Integrity
Sometimes More Features & Toys Makes It Worse
Do you need to "protect" clients & developers from each other? Why is it that, in most agencies, there's never any direct communication between developers and clients? Thoughtbot Tighten
The Ultimate Recipe For Success and Winning is not what you might think. What really matters: doing good. Build and Launch Episode 27 This American Life about Economic Cults Multi-Level Marketi...
You don't have the luxury to stagnate
The ideal project management tool, and what we use today at Tighten
Why Communication is the Most Important Thing
When should an employer "force" employees to use a tool? I mentioned "forcing" my employees to use PHPStorm in a podcast recently. What was I talking about?
Matt tries Soylent for the first time. Soylent Soylent Green My Year With Soylent EAS Whey Protein Powder Video version
My son joins me for the best episode of all time.
Sometimes our generalized understandings of groups of people are helpful, but more often then they're hurtful. How do we know which is which?
Many people's metrics on how to pick the tools they use is wrong. Don't be wrong.
We often use some external situation or justification to cover up what we don't really want to talk about it, and it's damaging our mental health and our relationships. We have to stop.
Microservices are great. But not always. Single-Page apps are great. But not always. RailsConf Keynote from DHH Bikeshed episode that I haven't listened to but was recommended to me about this ...
How I'm learning to ask good questions (which usually start with "Why"). Karani Jobs To Be Done Symposium Github Repo
It can be hard to find inspiration in your work. Sometimes it helps to be predictable--and some times it helps to switch everything up.
In product design, the "planners" need to figure out the plan before you start, and the "cowboys" just want to get coding. Wee need them both, and we need them to work together. Karani Confomo ...
Everyone's in love with remote work. So are we! But there are some big pains that come along with it. REMOTE Campfire Slack Sqwiggle Screenhero
Start your own podcast in under 5 minutes, take two The Real Five Minute Geek Show Blue Snowball Blue Yeti Simplecast
Wes Bos of "Sublime Text Power User" and "Command Line Power User" gives a quick introduction to supplementing your income in a non-skeezy way using passive income. WesBos.com @wesbos Sublime T...
Just Use Your Dang Name
The Mildly Alarming Podcast The Mildly Alarming Podcast - Episode 7 In which they introduce the podcast war The Mildly Alarming Podcast - Episode 8 In which they give the outro I played in th...
Disagreeing with the Slack-naysayers in a controversial manner so more people will listen to my podcast
Talking about integrity--why it matters in tech, and why it doesn't mean what most people think it does.
How to keep your code neat, clean, easy to follow, and to draw nearer to the mythical "Self-documented" code
Why I work from a remote office instead of from home
Given my advice in the last episode, I'm introducing my open source project here VitalSigns Symposium Gistlog Confomo
When you have a really exciting idea at the top of your head, is it better to keep it secret or share it with everyone you know?
You may have some reasons in your head for why your web site isn't wrong. They're all wrong. LessAccounting AutoPilot
Talking about the MEAN stack and why Mongo & NoSQL make you work too hard MEAN Mongo Express Angular Node
How do you figure out which IDE/Editor is the best for you? Sublime Text PHPStorm Vim EMacs Atom Textmate IntelliJ
I write often at mattstauffer.co, and I've been trying to learn how to do it quickly and easily. I share some of my process in this episode. That Podcast 750words.com Mattstauffer.co
Three ways to give back to opens ource, including contributing code--and, in the midst, how to write a good pull request. My Laravel.com pull request A podcast episode about The Perfect Pull Req...
Often people will respond to someone saying they want more or different in a language/framework by saying, "If you don't like it, just leave!" Is that the right response?
Often folks look at tech conferences purely for what they can provide in terms of learning in sessions. But, there's a lot more to look at. PeersConf Laracon US Laracon Eu LessConf
When your code--or, more specifically, your code executing through a plugin or a framework--stops working, how do you debug it? There's a big difference between how junior and experience develo...
What happens if the leader or leaders of my favorite framework/tool/etc. get hit by a bus? Angular 2.0 roadmap announcement Full-Stack Radio Episode 8 The Man With the Golden Voice, Sean Devine...
Interviewing Mubash Iqbal, "Mubs", about his early success with Interviewed.io Mubs' Personal Web Site Mubs on Twitter Interviewed.io Interviewed.io at Product Hunt Interviewed.io at Hacker N...
Asking an experienced entrepreneur, developer, and business owner for 5 minutes of his best advice for entrepreneurs. Steve Jackson One of Steve's most recent businesses, Telemachus Press Defin...
In part 2 of a 2-part series, we're reviewing the results of the great Twitter experiment. Five-Minute Geek Show on Twitter Twitter rules and best practices - Aggressive Following Youtube Lin...
In part 1 of a 2-part series, we're going to talk about what helps you make decisions on Twitter behaviors and follow-backs. Plus, we'll just be uncomfortable spending an entire episode talking a...
The best way to come up with an idea for a new startup, SaaS, or app. Karani Startups for the Rest of Us Rate us on iTunes Youtube Link
A brief explanation of HTTP Status Codes Wikipedia List of HTTP status codes W3.org Status Codes http://httpstatus.io http://httpstat.us http://httpstatus.es Youtube Link
Make your own theme song in Garage Band Note: All links are affiliate links and support hosting costs. M-Audio Keystation 61es - Which has gone up significantly in price since I bought it :/ M...
Geek doesn't have to be about computers. Note: All links are affiliate links and support hosting costs. Cheap setup: Maker 1: French Press (cheap option by Bodum ) Maker 2: Hario v60 and v60...
Where do you place your media query breakpoints? Readability: the Optimal Line Length Youtube Link
Should you always use target="_blank"? Never? It turns out... (tune in to see) iTunes podcast for rating Gist Conversation about microphones Picture of my Notebook When to use target=“_blank...
Podcasting, Video Casting, and more Podcast Method Simplecast.fm Sculpin Blue Snowball microphone (affiliate link) Blue Yeti microphone (affiliate link) Blue Yeti shock mount (affiliate lin...
Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continous Deployment. Sculpin Thoughtworks Continuous Integration Martin Fowler on Continuous Delivery CircleCI Scrutinizer CodeShip Youtu...
The Holy Grail of Content Management Simplecast.fm Sculpin Jekyll Octopress Craft ExpressionEngine Drupal Wordpress Statamic Youtube Link
CSS for Backend Devs (OOCSS) Synergy Webinar The RSS feed The web site The Twitter The Github repo My blog post on CSS organization OOCSS BEM SMACSS The Single Responsibility Principle ...
To Docblock or Not to Docblock Schmiffling “PHPDoc”, docblocks in PHP TypeHinting in PHP Return Type Hinting RFC Jesse O’Brien Introduction to PHP Value Objects YouTube Comment from S...
Making Your SDK Play Nice Moar Cawfee please Simplecast.fm Soundcloud for Podcasting Dave Hicking, podcast producer extraordinaire Adam Wathan, podcast producer extraordinaire PHP YouTube SD...
Rapid Application Development DNSimple Forge Linode Github repo Laravel installer Gitflow - Link went dead Screenflow Rapid application development The tweets timing RAD: Start - Finish ...
Tabs vs. Spaces Steep.it PSR-2 Youtube Link