Slack + Google Analytics = GA.TODAY Alerts

Add Google Analytics to Slack Ever since I started building GA.TODAY for iOS/OSX I've loved working with Google's Analytics Reporting API. Google Analytics is a very widely used analytics platform for web and mobile, so it's been fun working on something that should be useful to a lot…

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Visualizing "Productivity" with Elasticsearch, Logstash and D3

With data visualizations you transform a bunch of numbers and labels into story. You prove a point. You might even learn something you wouldn't have otherwise. That's why I decided I'd like to make it easy for myself to put visualizations and illustrations into my blog posts. I'm not a…

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Improve as a Leader: Stop Lying

I have been reading a lot of books lately about business and management and leadership. These great books are full of stories from incredible leaders about the ups and downs of team leadership and what they learned from it and I've decided that everything comes down to this simple success-guaranteed…

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How To Set Up Slack SSH Session Notifications

I wanted to write a quick how-to based on something I discovered today that I think others my find useful. I decided we should be monitoring SSH connections to our production server to make sure nothing unexpected is going on now that we're getting some real visibility. Obviously Slack is…

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Discovering Your Personal Inner Hedgehog

The hedgehog concept comes from an old Greek parable that says: "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." What it means is that despite the fact that the fox seems smarter and more agile than a hedgehog, the hedgehog's focus and adherence to a single…

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Using TestFlight to Release Awesome Apps First Try

So @joshuaoxj asked me yesterday about how I used TestFlight for GA.TODAY, so I thought I'd answer with a blog post in case he isn't the only one looking for a bit of guidance. TestFlight was hugely helpful for me in a number of ways: I'm a solo developer…

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My First Kickstarter!

I just launched Habitat, a home automation project I've been working on for a little over a year. I'll try to blog more about the facinating Kickstarter process I'm going through right now, but for now you can back us on Kickstarter or check out the Habitat web site.…

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Using Chrome Users to Manage Multiple Online Brands

If you're like me, you're probably managing a bunch of online accounts and brands day to day. I'm often logging into three or four seperate Twitter, Facebook and Google accounts every day and it can be a major pain to authenticate all your extensions and accounts sites just to submit…

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