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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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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The meat grinder approach for startup ideas

I first heard of the meat grinder approach for finding startup ideas in a post by Tyler Tringas.

Tyler doesn’t try to find good business ideas. He uses the meat grinder approach to filter out all the bad ideas he has.

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Software that’s complicated to test can’t maintain quality

I recently watched an episode of FunFunFunction by MPJ. He was talking about why settings are evil.

There was one concept from the video that I found interesting. The idea is that software that’s complicated to test can’t maintain quality.

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Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook : 10 Timeless Strategies To Market Anything

Ever wondered how you can you spread your ideas through social media? Gary Vaynerchuk answers this question and many more in his book Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook.

This is another edition to my one page book summaries that I’ve started recently.

This book is super tactical. The major platforms that this book talks about have changed. Yet the strategic ideas inside are timeless.

Here are ten times strategies from Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World.

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When to Code for People Who Don’t Make Excuses

Anyone else struggling with committing to code every day? There’s no time for anything. At least that’s how it feels, doesn’t it?

I’ve recently been implementing an X-Card strategy for writing.

The basic idea is that I try to write a specific number of words each day for seven weeks. Every day that I do, I write an X down on a notecard that I’ve created. Eventually, I’ll build a chain of X’s that will help keep me motivated to continue.

As a Software Developer, I would like to translate this strategy over to programming, which has been difficult for me to do in the past. I’ve been making excuses about how building a habit of daily coding is different from building a daily habit of writing.

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