Posts Tagged "underviewed"

Zero Views App

I’ll be honest – my first reaction on seeing this app was “Hey, that’s my idea!” But after a moment or so, that thought passed. After all, no one really holds the copyright to the concept of low-viewcount videos. And with hosting my code on GitHub, this kind of thing is the nature of open source.

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On the Darkness of Randomness

There are terrible people, doing terrible things all the time. The world doesn’t need my help in spreading awful images. When I imagine my work, my code, helping to promote that sort of thing… I seriously considered shutting the whole site down.

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Receiving a Card and Stickers from Product Hunt

Since 2014, Product Hunt has gotten a lot of attention. And it’s now become part of my daily routine, as it’s something I check pretty much right when I get in to work. PH is one of those sites where the things you see… you’ll likely encounter them again in a few hours, or a day later, trending on Twitter of Facebook.

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Underviewed: Searching YouTube Using Default Video File Names

Most every camera or mobile device uses some kind of default naming convention (iPhone: IMG_1234.MOV, GoPro: GOPR1234.MP4). This site searches YouTube for those default file names, and serves up videos that have a low number of views. Because these videos still retain their default file names as titles, it’s unlikely that they’ve shown up in any searches. And it’s very likely these videos haven’t been seen by all that many people.

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Code Optimization

This is a screenshot, showing my API usage for the project I’m working on currently. Can you spot where I started to really test the thing? And can you also spot where I ultimately optimized my code, so that it wasn’t making such heavy calls? Pretty proud of that second one.

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