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Navigating an Unsexy Market Through the Sexy Startupsphere

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in ConnectAround | 0 comments

Navigating an Unsexy Market Through the Sexy Startupsphere

Marcie, my ConnectAround business partner and I did a guest post over at Women 2.0!   Head on over there and read what we have to say about Navigating an Unsexy Market Through the Sexy...

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AppHarbor and GoDaddy SSL Certificate and RequireHttps

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Techie | 0 comments

AppHarbor and GoDaddy SSL Certificate and RequireHttps

The process of getting a wildcard SSL cert from GoDaddy installed on AppHarbor took me much longer than it should have. I’m a web dev, so SSL stuff is pretty new to me. Usually a Google search will fix me right up but no one had outlined the entire process from beginning to end so I had to patch it together. Here’s how it works… hope this saves you some time. Step 1 – Generate Your CSR First, I had to generate a CSR (certificate signing request) on my local machine’s IIS. This part is where I got tripped up for a...

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ConnectAround.com

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012 in ConnectAround | 0 comments

ConnectAround.com

In August 2012, I joined a startup called ConnectAround as the technical cofounder. It’s a startup focused on the We’ve been HUSTLING to make stuff happen and it’s been incredibly interesting. Read a little more about us or better yet, check out the site.   What is ConnectAround? ConnectAround is a private online network where residents and staff in large active lifestyle adult communities can connect and communicate. Outsiders are not permitted to view any information. Who is ConnectAround for? ConnectAround is...

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IronMQ on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Techie | 0 comments

IronMQ on Rackspace Cloud Sites

Ah, messaging. How fun is it? So fun! I went looking for a great messaging system to handle my small messaging needs (20-50k/day tops) and found RabbitMQ. It looks amazing! However, I’ve chosen to host on Rackspace Cloud Sites which means that I don’t have the ability to add RabbitMQ. What’s a dev to do? Well, I could create my own cloud server just for RabbitMQ. Bleh. I don’t want to do that… it defeats the whole purpose of paying for my elastic cloud sites. So, I did what every good dev does. I turned to Google. And Google sent me...

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Diary of a Tech Startup Gal – April 2012

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in Diary of a Tech Startup Gal | 0 comments

Diary of a Tech Startup Gal – April 2012

This month’s See Magazine is all about the power of compassion. It’s definitely worth your time to read. My article this month focuses on Startup Weekend. What happens during the weekend and what happens when you win! Here’s a sneak peek: “I think you guys might be the dark horse”, Chris declared on Sunday morning as he checked out my team. Turns out he was right… We won Startup Weekend.   Startup Weekend is a 54-hour competition where 100 people turn ideas into companies.   Here’s how it works. On...

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Turning 4 Pitch Tips into a Startup Weekend Winning Pitch

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

Turning 4 Pitch Tips into a Startup Weekend Winning Pitch

During the Feb 2012 LA Startup Weekend, Tyler Crowley stopped by to give us pitch tips. I thought I’d share what I wrote down because we worked hard to incorporate them into our winning pitch. Our Winning Feb 2012 LA Startup Weekend Pitch Thanks TechZulu for making this! Here are the Tips from Tyler We Tried to Follow I say tried because we didn’t get them all right. Startup Weekend is fast-paced and there’s very little time to truly polish the pitch. I only had 10 minutes to practice the demo part… The tips from...

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7 Lessons from an LA Startup Weekend Winner (Feb 2012)

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

7 Lessons from an LA Startup Weekend Winner (Feb 2012)

Startup Weekend… 54 hours to create a company. It happens every 6 months here in LA at Coloft. I went last time and placed fourth. All those lessons still apply. This time, I won. Woot! The full story is coming out in Dairy of a Tech Startup Gal in April so for now, here are the quick tips. #1 – Have your Wallet Ready. Tickets Sell Out in 10 Minutes. Seriously, one of my friends went to get her wallet and by the time she got back, tickets had sold out! I hear that it’s not like this at all Startup Weekends but for #SWLA it...

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Diary of a Tech Startup Gal – Mar 2012

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Diary of a Tech Startup Gal | 0 comments

Diary of a Tech Startup Gal – Mar 2012

It’s time for another issue of See Magazine! I just finished reading it and am so very inspired by the women featured this month.  Dr. Catherine Hamlin’s created a hospital in Africa that helps women deal with something most of us could never imagine. It stole their lives, forcing them to live in shacks as outcasts. Dr. Hamlin gives them their lives back.  [starts on page 4] And then there’s 16 year-old Nicole Muller’s Neighbor-4-Neighbor program has helped feed so many people in need of food right here in the USA....

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Treadmill Desk – 1 Month Later

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Treadmill Desk – 1 Month Later

It’s been a month since I setup my treadmill desk so I thought I’d share what I’ve learned so far. Setup Changes with Cost and Height Updates In the original setup, the monitors were too far away. So, I ordered a SurfShelf Treadmill Desk and Laptop Holder from Amazon and now, it’s much better. It only holds my laptop so I don’t have my second monitor. Surprisingly, I don’t miss it as much as I thought I would. With the new surf shelf, I got to take everything back to Home Depot except the shelf for my...

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Imnica Mail API Integration – ASP.NET 4.0 C#

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Techie | 0 comments

Imnica Mail API Integration – ASP.NET 4.0 C#

Ah, apis. You love them. But don’t they just suck when the documentation is awful? Yeah, welcome to Imnica Mail’s API documentation. First, the URL is wrong. The base should be http://www.imnicamail.com/v4/api.php – not what they have listed. Second, if you use the JSON result, they add a “true(” to the beginning and “)” at the end (both without quotes). Again, no where in their documentation. Third, you need the List ID, not the name. While this is mentioned, it’s confusing and sorta hard to...

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