A Hard Post to Write. Helping @MattLauzon Bring Justice

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I used to write personal posts on these pages and I mentioned earlier in the year I would do so from time-to-time. Why do I feel compelled to write about this? Aside from wanting to help out a colleague and decent person – I also can imagine how hard it must be for somebody in our society to be public about something as traumatic as sexual abuse. If you want to know how you can help Matt Lauzon he left some details on his page, which I copied below. **.

My First Book – Pricing Your Practice by Eric Greenspan

Eric Greenspan

I looked at it for a bit and started thinking about writing it. Why did I write a book? I’m going to keep writing books; many of them. Give it a read, a review, help me write more books. I hope it helps you and your career.

Helping Colleagues in Their Time of Need

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I felt excited to write because it’s a cathartic outlet for me and saves me from doing email. Don’t feel obligated but when a community acts to help a colleague in need it’s surprising what an impact can be made with a large amount of small contributions. I had a bunch of topics teed up now that I’m back in LA after 2 weeks of constant travel. But no words would come out this weekend.

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How This Founder Wants to Apply Her Technology to Help Save the Planet’s Resources

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There are so many moments from the Upfront Summit that I want to share with you — it just takes time to watch through all the videos, do write ups and still do my day job.

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

Weve done our best, but we are not experts in most of them so help is welcome! write(HelloDbResponse.mapper.writeValueAsString(worlds)); } catch (IOException ex) { } } }); return response; }. Hopefully an expert in JRuby can help us here.

Why Mommy Bloggers Can Help Your Business

Eric Greenspan

Some write about relationships and others about sex. They write how they feel and they influence millions. There are over 4,500 influential Mommy Bloggers covering topics from pregnancy to child raising to education. Recently I was approached by a writer of erotica and quality pornography requesting a spot on the TEDxAmericanRiviera stage. I declined but I was intrigued just the same.

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How Focus@Will Uses Music To Help You Concentrate Better

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Can music help you concentrate (on school, work, or other tasks) better? We caught up with Will to learn more about the company and how it hopes its service and music can help people improve their concentration. It's quite simple really, it helps you concentrate better on tasks.

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Focus@will Aims To Help Users Focus, Using Music

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Do you have a hard time concentrating and keeping on task, particularly for concentration intensive tasks like writing, coding, and reading? The company--led by Will Henshall--said it is using productivity research to deliver music to help users focus on tasks, based on musical key, arrangements, intensity, and other factors. A new Los Angeles Startup, focus@will , said this morning that it has launched a private beta of a service to do just that, by using music.

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GameSalad Rolls Out New Tools To Help Aspiring Game Developers

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Wish you could design and develop your own mobile games, but don't know how to write software? Los Angeles- and Austin-based GameSalad , a developer of tools which make it easy to create real, world class mobile apps and desktop games, said it is looking to help aspiring hobbyists to become full fledged game developers, with a new effort called GameSalad Academy. No problem!

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Startupli.st Helps Early Adopters Find The Latest

Tech Zulu Event

A static way to read what people were saying would be even more helpful ie a comment box. The site includes startups on everything from charitable social networks, art houses, music writing and composition, travel, financial productivity and more.

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Top 11 Free Travel Apps To Help Keep You Sane

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Traveling has changed so much, especially with the help of a smartphone. With tens of thousands of apps available for helping you travel, costs can range from free to up to $9.99. To help your kid be on good behavior, the Beep & Boop app is there to help.

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How GridTest Is Helping To Build The Next Electric Car, With Neal Roche

socalTECH

One way is developing testing tools and infrastructure around that market, to help those manufacturers in their research and development, which is just what Calabasas-based GridTest Systems (www.gridtest.com) is doing. We're there to help with that.

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How to Quickly Build a Customer Base With Lead Generation Tools

Tech.Co

You can also easily conduct split tests to help you determine the best version of your landing pages in the soonest possible time. In addition to heatmaps, Crazy Egg can also help you track clicks and how far visitors go when scrolling down a page.

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Final Draft Acquired By Cast & Crew Entertainment

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Cast & Crew said the buy will help expand its suite of technology solutions. writing script hollywood break bigbreak silverlake castcrew acquisition merger software screenwriter screenwriting draft finalCalabasas-based software developer Final Draft , which develops screenwriting software, has been acquired by Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

Feel Lost On LinkedIn? ExploreB2B Wants To help You Network With People Of Your Profession

Tech Zulu Event

Members can also enhance their expert status by writing informative articles and position themselves as a contact person for other professionals to get information from. ExploreB2B Wants To help You Network With People Of Your Profession appeared first on TechZulu.

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Ebyline Launches New Service For Publishers

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Los Angeles-based Ebyline , the online marketplace which connects publishers with freelance journalists, has rolled out a new offering today, which it says can help publishers produce their own, custom news feeds. ebyline news freelance author publisher content writingThe service, called Ebyline News Desk, allows publishers to create their own, custom feeds of original content. Pricing on the new product was not disclosed.

Interview with Jonathan Lehmann and James Chung, KarmaGoat

socalTECH

Well, Los Angeles-based KarmaGoat (www.karmagoat.com) has figured out a way to help people get rid of those unwanted items they have--and provide those proceeds to charity. That gift of livestock can help families out of extreme poverty.

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Framework Benchmarks Round 7

TechEmpower

The model is not perfect and will need to improve with each round, but it will help reduce the amount of time we (TechEmpower) need to allocate to each round''s sanity checks, meaning quicker turn-around of rounds (see how I spun that as a good thing?).

eByline Gets $1.5M

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eByline helps publications find experienced and qualified journalists to contribute to their publications, and allows those journalists to showcase their work. Tags: ebyline startup marketplace freelance publishing writing writers freelancer venture capital scripps newspaper Los Angeles-based eByline , a startup developing a marketplace for journalists and freelance writers, said today that it has raised $1.5M in a first round of funding. The round came from E.W. Scripps Company.

Tongal | Create Together & Earn Cash

Tech Zulu Event

Those same thoughts want to break out into reality, but who can help? The best part about Tongal is anyone who wants to write, act, direct, and/or animate videos can join for free. Creative thoughts are constantly processed in everyone’s mind.

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Transportation Weekly: Uber’s spending habits, Tesla Model Y, scooters and AVs in Austin

TechCrunch LA

Harris writes: “The figures, dating back to 2016, paint a picture of a company desperate to meet over-ambitious autonomy targets and one that is willing to spend freely, even recklessly, to get there.

Framework Benchmarks Round 15

TechEmpower

Application developers can work rapidly or methodically; they can write a quick implementation or squeeze their algorithms to economize on milliseconds; they can choose to optimize early or later.

Timing and why we’re all VCs

TechCrunch LA

Start writing down predictions about people, companies, and markets. We get at least a dozen at the TC offices every week, which is why we write about books so often around here these days.

Frameworks Round 1

TechEmpower

We''ve done our best, but we are not experts in most of them so help is welcome! write(HelloDbResponse.mapper.writeValueAsString(worlds)); } catch (IOException ex) { } } }); return response; }. Hopefully an expert in JRuby can help us here.

Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application

TechEmpower

It helps to start by determining whether your application needs, or will ever need to consider performance more than superficially. “It was running fine.”

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Everything about Java 8

TechEmpower

At the time of this writing, Java 8 development is still very much in progress. This code does not compile: void appendAll(Iterable values, Appendable out) throws IOException { // doesn't help with the error values.forEach(s -> { out.append(s); // error: can't throw IOException here // Consumer.accept(T) doesn't allow it }); }. It is essentially another way of writing Collections.newSetFromMap(new ConcurrentHashMap ()).

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Performance competition is a good thing

TechEmpower

As Ben Adams writes in his article detailing the achievement , that is 23 times better than prior to the start of optimization work within the framework! It helps motivate performance improvement across the web framework ecosystem and that in turn improves performance of thousands of web applications. We love this!

EnumSet and EnumMap

TechEmpower

If you write a lot of Java code, then you should read that book and follow its advice. If you've ever used primitive collection libraries like fastutil or Trove , then it may help to think of Enum{Set,Map} like those primitive collections. The iterable.spliterator() method is critical when it comes to stream performance, but writing a custom Spliterator from scratch is a non-trivial task. Write a benchmark afterwards to confirm your assumptions.

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Southern California needs to find its hub for it to develop its own tech ecosystem

TechCrunch LA

As BCG writes in its report: The good news for SoCal and any region with tech ambitions is that the Bay Area has in some ways been too successful.

Startup Boards

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I plan to write a series of posts on the topic. One goal I have is to help founders better figure out how to structure boards, how to communicate with boards and how to get the most out of boards.

Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech

TechCrunch LA

“If big companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon are prevented from acquiring startups, that actually reduces competition,” Sirinivasan writes. “And since Elizabeth Warren is a thoughtful policymaker this is likely the first salvo toward an engagement with the technology community to work collaboratively on issues that we all want to see solved and that some of us are dedicating our career in venture to help solving.”

How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

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Yet some simple techniques can help massively improve your ability to get people to take action on your important emails. On my most important ones I spend as much time figuring out what to cut out as I do putting into the writing of it. Write to one person at a time.

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This is the Dumbest Op Ed I’ve Read in a While

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I know it may feel this way since I’m writing this tongue in cheek. I do this when I have free time and feel like being helpful to somebody who probably doesn’t expect to hear from me. The person writing things he or she is doing me a favor.

How to Be a Good Board Member

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I have been writing a series on how startup boards get selected, who sits on them and what to avoid. Equally, put away your computer, your iPad or whatever other electronic device you use unless it’s 100% in note-taking mode and you’re using a stylus to write.

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What Makes a Great Independent Board Member?

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Of course there is usually an inverse relationship between how senior the person is, how much time they have available and on the other side how much time they’ll spend helping you and getting involved in details. I really like it when independent directors write a check into the company.