How to Get More Instagram Followers Free Honestly

by barce June 16, 2014

We now know that you can get fake followers and brands won’t know the difference. These brands give tons of money to fakers. We also know that Googling “autolikers” will show us a bunch of apps that can be used to game around 200 followers per day. What does honest engagement look like? A network […]

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High Quality Engagement from Instagram Photo Walks

by barce May 14, 2014

Last year I hosted over 25 photo walks organized through Instagram and about half of these were branded “experiences.” I did this to learn more about photography, marketing and working with brands. It was a fun experience but not so fun realizing I helped generate millions in revenue and just got an Instagram mug from […]

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RIBS for Bitcoin

by barce March 11, 2014

I just found a piece on Hacker News called PR Advice from Facebook’s Head of Tech Communications To develop a compelling message, Marooney advises running it through the RIBS test (will your story “stick to your ribs”?) The RIBS test consists of crafting a message that is Relevant Inevitable Believable Simple If I were to […]

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Litecoin Mining: Building a Rig

by barce December 16, 2013

Last week I built a Litecoin mining rig which cost $1673.96 to build. To break even, assuming I can produce 10 Litecoins, I need Litecoin to trade at around $167.40 USD. It is currently trading as of 12/16/2013 at around $25 USD. The 2 important things to know about Litecoin mining or mining any cryptocurrency […]

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A Social Media Guide to Growing Engagement on Instagram the Hard Way

by barce November 19, 2013

We have clear, big data analytics from Curalate about what an engaging Instagram photo is. We can now create duck-face selfies, with lots of background and blue tones, at will, and get more likes. I just hit 1000 followers a few weeks ago and average about 200 likes per photo. That’s an engagement of 20% […]

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New Music

by barce January 14, 2013

How do you keep up with new music? Spotify? Rdio? I’d love to know! 🙂

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3 Alternatives to Showing Photos on Twitter after the Instagram Yank

by barce December 10, 2012

If you post a photo with text from Instagram to Twitter, your photo will no longer show up on Twitter. Lots of blogs have already covered this story. Some have even gone so far as to defend this decision. If you’re looking for photo services that haven’t yanked Twitter cards. Here are 3 that are […]

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How To Back Up WordPress with mysqldump

by barce November 27, 2012

Here’s a quick how to: 1. Tar up the directory: tar cvf WordPress.tar wordpress/. bzip2 WordPress.tar 2. Dump the database. mysqldump –user user_name –password –host –extended-insert=FALSE database_name > database_name.sql I personally use extended-insert set to false because I often have to read the SQL. Here is how to restore from backup: tar zxvf […]

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The 10 Commandments for Remote Team Management

by barce November 7, 2012

“The condition of man… is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.” — Thomas Hobbes This is a list that I compiled during my time as a reluctant work at home coder and manager. I was working at an Ad Agency at the time and really wanted to be at the office. That was […]

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End of the Bubble or Just a Correction?

by barce September 29, 2012

I parsed the data at for startups in San Francisco. Crunchbase has a pretty easy to use API. I wanted to see how much startup funding was coming into San Francisco. Was it close to the $20 million per day during the peak in 1999? It turns out that the peak of this current […]

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