Including Binary Files in Clojure UberJars

My latest project is just something to put on my portfolio. It'll be a REST API that allows people to get screenshots of websites. To do that, I'm needing to include some binary files in my Clojure uberjar. The first thing I did was just put my binary files in…

Switching From Ruby on Rails to Clojure

If you've been following along, you might be a little confused as to who my cofounder is. See, there was a guy that I was trying out and he didn't have the time to commit to a startup at the moment. He and I decided that we were going to…

Switching From Ruby on Rails to Clojure

If you've been following along, you might be a little confused as to who my cofounder is. See, there was a guy that I was trying out and he didn't have the time to commit to a startup at the moment. He and I decided that we were going to…

Pinterest for Documents

I've been working on a new project lately that's been really exciting me. I'm describing it as Pinterest for documents. Stay tuned!…

Dereference.me Is Now Live!

I just pushed the rewrite of Kurikku.com to Dereference.me. It's live now. Time to fill it up with content.…

Making Numbers Go Up

After writing my previous post, I came to the conclusion that I just a number to make go up. A goal. In Dota 2, I had a matchmaking rating. I could set goals for myself. Try to get to 5k MMR or something. That's one reason I keep playing so…

Focus

I'm slowly weaning myself off of Dota and starting to seriously focus on this project again. I should have a version that has as many features as I had before in a few days. Then it's time to figure out how to growth hack it. I have a few ideas…

Opening My Eyes To Schlep

I just reread a great essay by Paul Graham. It's the one he wrote on Schlep Blindness. It's the idea that people, especially hackers, are unconsciously ignoring great startup ideas that are right under their nose because it seems hard or tedious. Schlep, as Paul Graham calls it. One of…

Rich or King

I've been thinking. I've pretty much spent the entire last week playing Dota 2, which was why you haven't heard from me since. Just waiting for more work from the boss. There's this concept of being rich or king. That is, if you're a king you have enough money to…

Freelancing For Money

Here's a little update: I'm not going to pursue the landscaping software thing. One of the guys that wanted to partner with me, Brian, said if I didn't go for it he might hire me and get it developed so he can sell it himself. I sent him an email…