Saeed Gatson

Software Developer

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Building A Side Project Meat Grinder

If you’re anything like me you have a lot of ideas. So much so that it can be hard to figure out what to execute on next. That’s when you need an idea meat grinder.
You use an idea meat grinder to find good ideas by filtering out all your bad ones. Take every idea and ask yourself some predefined questions about the concept. If the idea fails one question it’s filtered out and you should move on to the next one. The end resolute should be a nice pile of ideas to start executing on.

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My reading year, 2016

10 books I loved this year, in no particular order:

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Pro’s and con’s of working from a coffee shop 

I’m going to be honest with you. I haven’t worked from a coffee shop in a long time.

When I do it’s always a fun experience. Kind of a like a little “field trip” from work!

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Three ideas worth sharing

I’ve been perusing the internet looking for an idea that I could steal. Something worth sharing with you here today on my blog. Something I could remix into my own thing.

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Remembering how to listen as a tech community

Have you ever talked to someone who’s not listening to you?

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Consistency over quality

Today I decided to press the publish button on a podcast that I’m not completely happy with. Don’t get me wrong I don’t think I’ve ever published something that I’m 100% happy with.

I don’t think there’s anything that’s perfect.

But back to the podcast.

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Starting Small As A Software Developer

We all start small.

I found this short list by Justin Jackson on what starting small looks like.

I’ve had trouble starting small in the past. I’m the type of person who wants to start at level three not level one. This post reminded me of something.

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