To Launch or Not to Launch That’s the Question and There’s Only One Correct Answer

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Business | 0 comments

Yesterday, I finally launched a new cool app/service that I was working on for the last several months. To be really honest the last 1-2 months were mostly procrastination in one form or another. The project was 90% ready. Some content needed to be added on the site & some design tweaks were left but I stopped moving forward. Then were all kinds of thoughts passed through my mind Is the tool really needed? Who is going to use it? Why did I start it? Is it going to be one of those failed products of mine? Should I just not launch it and just stay with the enjoyment of the journey without crossing the finish line? I have several (urgent) client projects to work on. Hmm, convenient, right? Maybe I’ll experiment with android apps Several months ago I changed morning routine to start with motivational audio/videos. Even if it’s only for a few minutes that’s ok. I already knew some of the information but I kept on listing so the good ideas go into my subconscious mind. In one of the videos Tom Bilyeu mentioned this Mark Twain quote: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.” ― Mark Twain   Another issue was that I was trying to see all the pieces at once and also to figure out how each piece was going to be implemented all in my head. That was stressful. In Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz the author suggests that the creative process is not forced. Start and let it unfold. Another thing that also helped me was that I am part of a SaaS mastermind group that the 3 of us have started: Hannah Wright | HR Partner (HRPartner.io), Miha Stanovnik (PredictLeads.com). The goal is to help each other as much as possible, share what we’ve learned and to hold each other accountable for our goals. We meet twice a month at 11AM EST and share our progress and goals for the next two weeks. If you’re a person who likes to give & share their experience go to: http://saasgroup.io/ and apply. Over the years I have learned that it’s extremely important to learn to finish things (or at least get to v1.0) otherwise there are so called open-loops which are just like when you have too many tabs open in your browser. This slows down your computer and you have to check each tabs in order to find the one you need because there’s no space for the page title. Whatever we do repetitively can and will become a habit. If...

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Missing php 7 php_mbstring on Windows with Apache 2.4

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Web Development | 0 comments

I started re-configuring a new laptop and started reinstalling everything. I tried to access phpMyAdmin locally and it complained that  php_mbstring extension was missing even though I enabled it from the php.ini file. extension=php_mbstring.dll   The php.ini file suggests that on Windows the extension_dir folder is supposed to be ext/ BUT it doesn't work that […]

I started re-configuring a new laptop and started reinstalling everything. I tried to access phpMyAdmin locally and it complained that  php_mbstring extension was missing even though I enabled it from the php.ini file. extension=php_mbstring.dll   The php.ini file suggests that on Windows the extension_dir folder is supposed to be ext/ BUT it doesn't work that way. You must use full path to the folder. Don't put a trailing slash. Make sure you change to linux slashes (/) and not Windows slashes \ extension_dir = "C:/Copy/Dropbox/Dev/php-7.1.12-Win32-VC14-x64/ext" Restart the server from the command line which should have been started as Administrator. httpd.exe -k restart...

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Missing php 7 php_curl on Windows with Apache 2.4

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Web Development | 0 comments

I started re-configuring a new laptop and started reinstalling everything. These links helped me a lot and more specifically wclear's answer https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41820953/enable-curl-on-php7-windows10-64-bit-apache-2-4#answer-42889258 The php.ini file suggests that on Windows the extension_dir folder is supposed to be ext/ BUT it doesn't work that way. You must use full path. extension_dir = "C:/Copy/Dropbox/Dev/php-7.1.12-Win32-VC14-x64/ext" Here are the steps from […]

I started re-configuring a new laptop and started reinstalling everything. These links helped me a lot and more specifically wclear's answer https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41820953/enable-curl-on-php7-windows10-64-bit-apache-2-4#answer-42889258 The php.ini file suggests that on Windows the extension_dir folder is supposed to be ext/ BUT it doesn't work that way. You must use full path. extension_dir = "C:/Copy/Dropbox/Dev/php-7.1.12-Win32-VC14-x64/ext" Here are the steps from obtaining PHP to enabling cURL: Download PHP (these steps tested with 7.1) Add PHP folder to PATH environment variable Update php.ini file with absolute path for extension directory and uncomment php_curl.dll and php_openssl.dll extensions Update httpd.conf (Apache config file) to load php7apache2_4.dll module in PHP folder and set PHPIniDir to PHP directory Copy libeay32.dll libssh2.dll and ssleay32.dll into apache/bin (replace existing) Restart Apache. Restart the server from the command line which should have been started as Administrator. httpd.exe -k restart...

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How to Change PHP max_input_vars Limit

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Web Development | 0 comments

PHP's max_input_vars settings determines how many input variables should be allowed to be passed in the request. The default value for max_input_vars is set to 1,000 and is usually enough. The limit can easily be reached if the php developer has created a bulk editing/processing functionality. This was the case with one of our WordPress […]

PHP's max_input_vars settings determines how many input variables should be allowed to be passed in the request. The default value for max_input_vars is set to 1,000 and is usually enough. The limit can easily be reached if the php developer has created a bulk editing/processing functionality. This was the case with one of our WordPress plugins which allows people to edit their WordPress media files' attributes such as alt, caption, description called Orbisius Media Property Editor These snippets should allow you to increase the php's max_input_vars limits. You will need to add those lines to your .htaccess file. Note: the settings will work for hosting servers that use apache web server. If the above doesn't work check with your hosting's support if it's possible if they can increase those limits via custom php.ini file. You can check if the change has worked if you create a temporary php file that calls phpinfo(); function. Then you can look for max_input_vars value. Related https://www.godaddy.com/community/Managing-WordPress/How-to-change-my-PHP-limit-max-input-vars/td-p/10706 Can you set up a test/staging WordPress sites in seconds? Yes, with qSandbox you...

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How to Turn off Auto Indentation for Bullets in Google Docs

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Business | 0 comments

Google docs provides a nice interface for creating documents. Sometimes, however, it tries to anticipate what you're trying to do. I find it very annoying when it starts indenting bullets, lists by itself. Sometimes I want to add additional information in between the list items. I can press SHIFT+ENTER and am able to type between […]

Google docs provides a nice interface for creating documents. Sometimes, however, it tries to anticipate what you're trying to do. I find it very annoying when it starts indenting bullets, lists by itself. Sometimes I want to add additional information in between the list items. I can press SHIFT+ENTER and am able to type between the items but when I add a new item the numbering doesn't continue. How to turn auto indentation off in Google docs Open the document and wait for Google docs to fully load. Then go to Tools > Preferences > Uncheck Automatically detect lists checkbox. Here's a video how to fix it.   Related...

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