• Advice,  Code

    Don’t Break the Chain

    Before I decided to take Referly full time it was just a side project for a couple years. For New Year’s 2012 I set a personal goal to code every day (my job at the time was head of marketing for a developer company), and in early February of this year I decided to get serious with a “don’t break the chain” mindset. Referly was the project I decided to rebuild from the ground up and 6 weeks into my routine I let Jeff know I would be leaving so we could start the transition plan.  Shortly after that conversation I had some beers with Joseph Walla from HelloFax and…

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    How I Built a Multi-User Door Buzzer for Our Apartment

    Full disclosure: a lot of people have talked about this idea, this is just my implementation of it for our apartment.  You can check out Buzzeromatic.com if you want someone else to administer yours or post to Elance/oDesk/HackerNews/Twitter to get someone to build it for you.  Look for something cool from @gregkoberger with all those features I left out (user management, UI, adding new roomies, adding more numbers etc.) Making a Present for My Roommates About a month ago, I moved to a 3-story loft in SOMA with my husband Kevin and our good friends Park and Kat.  My sister also graduated college and joined a local startup, so she’ll be…

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    Stuff I Built: Simple International Calling Card with Twilio

    Reposted from the Twilio Company Blog When I came downstairs this morning I was greeted by two bubbly and very sleep deprived Australians eager for some tea, and a chance to call Mum.  My first thought – there’s a Twilio app for that (or there will be soon)! Being in the Christmas sprint, I decided I’d quickly code up an application that would make it easy for them to call a U.S. number from the landline at our house or any local phone, and be forwarded to their mom’s, boyfriends, and other folks through a simple menu.  20 minutes later, we made our first call! Setting Up the International “Calling…