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Scheduling Meeting Times

Dropping poor meeting invites will end your freelancing days fast. Sending exceptional meeting invites can land a lifelong client. If you are sending 4, or even 20, messages to schedule a meeting you are stressing your clients. Meeting invites shouldn’t take more than two communications via emails. Your job as a freelance professional is to […]

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How to Reset the Primary Key Sequence ID in PostgreSQL

I run into an issue today with PostgreSQL. I had manually entered a row into a table and it caused the primary key to fall out of sequence. To reset the primary key sequence ID on the PostgreSQL table I used the setval and pg_get_serial_sequence functions. Source: How to reset postgres’ primary key sequence when […]

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PHP UUID without a Library

A little bit of PHP is sometimes all you need to solve a problem. In our case, we need just a little PHP code to generate a UUID. When you need more I recommend using Ben Ramsey‘s PHP UUID package. P.S. When using a UUID in the database I’d still run a unique check for […]

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My Top 3 Marketing Books For Developers

Marketing is a confusing topic for developers. You’ve probably heard about the marketing Ps and a few other buzzwords. But, one thing is certain, if you don’t get the marketing right your dream product will never make it. If you want to sell your product and make a living doing what you love my advice […]

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Q1 2020 Desk Setup

I’m a somewhat minimalist when it comes to my physical workspace and tooling. My desk setup is a bit comical during these unprecedented times but none-the-less effective. I’ve built up this collection over the course of ten plus years. If I’m writing to my younger self… take your time and switch to Apple from Windows […]