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Jun 2, 2015

Episode 67 "Get Off My Lawn"

All right We're Live! 

A Trip Down Memory Lane

3:30 - The EntreProgrammers talk about receiving free books, from companies and individuals, for the purpose of marketing efforts and Ad spots. Derick shares a few stories of the first books he use to launch his career.   

8:34 - John confesses to modifying cookies on PayPal sites, and changing prices to a dollar. 

9:32 - Derick shows us his original copy of Windows 95. John suggests taking a picture, instead of holding on to artifact. Neat, Derick cleans his office; we can finally see the wood floors.    

Biker Gang   

12:57 - John gives a shout out to the crazies in Waco TX, small town, big problems.

17:46  - What’s going on business wise?

Derick will release the RabbitMQ bundle on June 15th, and will release a free episode with Udi Dahan.  Derick talks about his awesome marketing strategy for his bundle.  All the EntrProgrammers agree that this tactic is a golden nugget for the product launch. 

24:02 – Josh mentions he uses Audio Book Binder to create a sequence mp3s to play back like an audiobook. Josh explains how to configure this format to sync to the Audible app. 

25:02 – John talks about an app called Mac ID, which John claims he filed a patent. John explains how the app is use to unlock and lock your Mac when you phone is in proximity of your Mac, or by touch ID from your iPhone. 

27:30 - John talks about an ultimate prank, using web proxies, he pulled on a member of the Democratic Party. 

29:25 - Derick share is best prank of a screen saver that mimicked “the blue screen of death,” and rebooting sequence. Derick shares another stories of his glory days.  

36:54 – John mentions he has seven episodes on his new Simple Programmer Podcast. Derick does some commentary on the intro music. John mentions the 17,000 downloads.  

40:05 – John shares a podcasting incident: old files and new file getting mixed up.  John finalizes his contact with the consulting gig. The EntreProgrammers talk about their current and pass consulting gigs and their plan to action. 

50:12 – John talks about his new blog editor, Elisa Doucette who is going to help with the writing content for the Simple Programmer site.

John plans to post all these pieces of content on the Simple Programmer site. 

-       5 blog posts per day

-       5 videos per day 

-       Get Up and Code podcast

-       EntreProgrammers podcast

1:03:00 – John talks about how he is able to create tons more content as he hands-off his tasks to his VA, and outsource contractors. John’s goal is to hit a million page view per day on Simple Programmers site. 

1:10:30 – John leave for Paris, and 3 months on the road in Europe.  John reluctantly share that he is apart of another mastermind group.   

1:12:30 - Chuck shares his busy work schedule and not having the time to record videos and create content. Josh helps by sharing how he looks ahead in to the next week and figures the things he is capable accomplishing. John talks about his pass workload in dealing time crunches.  Next, Chuck shares how sponsorship opportunities keep coming up, he may have to raise his sponsorship fees. Keen IO approached Chuck about some sponsorship. 

1:24:05 - Derick shows off his tattoos and confirms his affiliation to the biker gangs. 

1:33:00 – Derick has a new site design on watchmecode.com, thanks to Momoko at Kantan Designs

1:35:35 – Derick add that he refuses to use PayPal for subscriptions. One-time payments are fine, but PayPal has issues with subscriptions payments. 

1:43:25 - Josh is very excited not having an official job. Josh is implementing the pomodoro time management techniques, as wellas turning off  Skype and Slack notifications. Josh is battling deadlines and pleasing clients. Josh shares more about the work he is doing with is client who owns the runner business. He is taking away a great amount of knowledge that he is employing with other projects. 

2:08:00 - EntreProgrammers Retreat sign up are coming

  • October12-15th, 2015 
  • 1200 dollars per person 
  • 10 slots available
  • Register at Entreprogrammer.com/retreat2015

 2:12:10 - Thoughts for the Week

John – Raise your prices 

Josh – Plan yout day first thing in the morning

Chuck – If there are things you need to get done, say no to others

Derick – Simplify, clean up and get rid of stuff. 

People and things mentioned in this episode

Udi Dahan: http://www.udidahan.com/?blog=true

Audio Book Binder: -http://bluezbox.com/audiobookbinder.html

Simple Programmer Podcast: http://simpleprogrammer.com/podcasts/

Elisa Doucettehttp://www.craftyourcontent.com/work-with-us/  

Keen IOhttps://keen.io

Kantan Designshttp://kantan.io

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