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Bob Riley
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Just wrote up notes for an amazing book from the 60s I stumbled on a couple weeks ago: "Beyond Success and Failure: Ways to Self-Reliance and Maturity" Lots of concepts I hadn't seen in more recent books. Definitely worth a read: http://taminglife.com/beyond-success-failure-ways-self-reliance-maturity/
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Beware the comfort zone. Trying to live without taking risks is a guaranteed way of living in an every shrinking box. Picture courtesy of "Feel the Fear But Do It Anyway"
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Posted an article on my observations of modern life. Lemme know if you agree or think I'm full of shit (now that I think of it that may not be an either-or choice :P ) http://taminglife.com/the-cure-for-meaninglessness-look-to-the-past/
Do you ever get the nagging feeling that something isn’t “quite right” with modern daily life, but can’t quite put your finger on it? You know what I’m talking about – the whole, 9-5, the commute, the coming home just to pop on the TV or surf around looking at some bullshit, going to sleep, …
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Ha - I remember that one - Caveman :)  Other than the obvious time period commonality what parallels did you see between the article and that movie?
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I love it - Google is essentially pushing their own version of platform agnostic apps - HTML/Javascript running outside of a browser with the ability to interact with native hardware. The ability to create a single app that runs on Mac, Windows, OS-X and Android...drool..
Google has moved one step closer into invading every desktop and laptop. Eat that, Apple.
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In the event anyone is looking for a good Coming Soon page to advertise their website, I recently updated a plugin I've been working on - Coming Soon Page Elite.  

It's a WordPress plugin you put up while you're working on your site.  It collects emails, shoots them over to MailChimp, has a bunch of different backgrounds and has some nifty features like access control.

If you're interested, let me know and I'll send you a coupon.

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The Best Coming Soon Plugin on WordPress.org Has Been Transformed. Introducing… Coming Soon Page: Elite! Features Emails Social Visuals Experience Collect emails CSV export of emails to AWeber, GetResponse, others.. Sync emails to MailChimp Facebook Twitter Google+ Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest SoundCloud YouTube Fully Responsive CSS customizable Add your own logo Beautiful built-in backgrounds Option to …
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Modern life can be really tough so I created the following to help with those really difficult decisions. http://taminglife.com/unstucker/ #taminglife  
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I just released a new plugin for WordPress: Easy Pie Coming Soon.  It's something you would enable when you are working on a new site or are just taking your site down for maintenance.  It's really configurable and captures emails of visitors, allowing you to later export them to a system like MailChimp or AWeber. Check it out and let me know what you think :) #wordpress #easypie
Easily let website visitors know that your website will be coming soon - and collect emails while it's down!
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It's Great Plugin for 'coming soon' page.
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I've heard a lot of good things about them, however 300 bucks can either be considered cheap or expensive depending on where you are with your business. For me personally I went the graphicriver.net route - purchased a nice graphic for 20 or 30 bucks, did a bit of doctoring and then went with that.  However, in the future if and when I have a thriving business, I can see myself being willing to spend the $300 to get a nice professional logo.
 
What are your thoughts about using +99designs for web design/logo design?
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Any WordPress newbies and those newbie at heart are welcome to join the new Wordpress Newbie Help community
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Test Driven Business encourages quick iteration based on theories, tests and data analysis to ensure alignment with market realities.
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Develop software for fun and profit.
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Electrical Engineering, 1996
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Bob Riley
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Software Developer
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C#, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, MySQL, SQL Server, Wordpress Hacking, C, C++
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  • Snap Creek Software
    Owner, 2015 - present
    Presently creating WordPress plugins including "Duplicator Pro"
  • Synthetic Thought
    Owner, 2006 - present
    Founder and lead developer. Presently creating WordPress plugins through the "Easy Pie" brand.
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