Lessons from Ship 2 – Easychromium

You’ve got a shiny new computer and want to avoid closed source browser components. Firefox is already open source, but everyone needs more than one browser. Chrome is the obvious choice, but is closed. Luckily its core, Chromium, is open. Unluckily, there’s no trusted source to grab it from. This month’s ship, Easychromium, solves this problem. Read on for lessons learned from a nitty and gritty Ship 2.

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Lessons from Ship 1 – @realHellToupee

My resolution for 2016 – ship more independent projects. Even (or perhaps especially) as a product manager, I realized that I need to ship more and often in order to force my next stage of growth. Here are my lessons from Ship 1.

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Technical Lessons from Ship 1 – Building My First Twitter Bot

For my first ship project I built a twitter bot, @realHellToupee. Below is the technical digest for lessons learned, head over to the non-technical post for other lessons learned and an intro to what these ship projects are all about :)

I thought this project was going to be super straightforward. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Architecture for a Dark Cloud (Brought to you by Suits!)

Can we do for the cloud what the darkweb does for the web? Can we provide a way for entities to consume cloud resources anonymously? BTW, totally kidding about the “brought to you by Suits” thing. Please don’t sue me (unless Harvey gets to represent me!) :)

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Microsoft Azure PM Internship – Weeks 2 and 3

Weeks two and three were largely uneventful. I spent most of my time emailing recruiters, mentors, managers, and skips (manager’s manager) to get my internship mixup sorted out. By the end of Week 2 it was finally (mostly) resolved with a new manager and a new project. Finally – I have a project!

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Microsoft Azure PM Internship – Week 0

It’s the day before my summer PM internship (05/03/2015) with Azure and I’m sitting in a swanky one bedroom apartment (courtesy MSFT) in Redmond, WA. I got in a day ago and highly recommend an early arrival (the max MSFT allows is two days early). I was able to get a lot of my living situation setup: got my wifi working in the apartment, bought some necessities from the grocery store (“QFC,” or Quality Food Center) and transported them back via Lyft, looked up gyms, found the bus stop so I know how to get to work tomorrow, etc.

Tomorrow’s NEO (New Employee Orientation) and includes the usual onboarding and introductory spiels. More importantly, it marks the first time I’ll learn what I’m actually doing this summer.

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Zero to One: Building Mamoru – Weeks 5 and 6

It’s Sunday, 07/13/2014 and I’m in sunny Puerto Rico looking out over the ocean for a small vacation. Breathtaking view but I’ll keep forging ahead with the javascript etc.!

(EDIT: Posted without finishing for archiving’s sake)

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Putting CyanogenMod 7 On a Droid 2 Global

My phone was slow. Unbearably slow. Ghost clicks, freezing, applications crashing. I could literally press a name in the Contacts list, get up and get a glass of water, and come back before my phone had finished pulling it up. It was time for a change.

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What Is Teaching?

Having spent a fair bit of time in the academy I have had the pleasure of working with brilliant researchers and brilliant teachers. Anyone who’s taken a class knows that these two groups of people are not always the same. What do brilliant researchers lack that prevents them from becoming brilliant teachers? And do brilliant teachers posses a unique skill set beyond mastery of the material that makes them so effective?

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iPhone Video Reveals Apple Product Roadmap 2014 – 2024

If you pay careful attention, the video for the iPhone 6 contains Apple’s strategy for capturing three new verticals over the next ten to twenty years.

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