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Daniel Hill (RangerDan)
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Testing uTest: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Gig Economy
I’m a member of an online community of testers called uTest .  This company hosts a forum for testers as
well as offers short-term gigs to its users (to be cliche: Uber for testers).    I was
called on this weekend for my first gig: testing a payment method...

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Failing Faster, Succeeding...Soon?
I listened to a good podcast about having and executing on ideas.  Here was the gist of it: Have an Idea: Gather info directly from customers.  Implement now or Punt for later Once implemented, get a Minimum Viable Product to a Website, county fair, etc.  F...

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Magnetic Bottle Openers
In the tradition of doing something snazzy for the DEF CON Toxic BBQ , I created a bottle opener that would both mount magnetically as well as catch bottle caps with the same force.  Amazon had a selection of sturdy bottle openers by Starr X , and a particu...

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The Uncanny Valley of User Interfaces
Of all the things to get peeved about, you wouldn't think commercials would be one of them.  In spite of avoiding commercials by cutting the cable cord, I have found myself employed at a place that runs ESPN 24/7.  While it's not as bad as commercials on Fo...

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Bike Rentals, An Adventure
The local subreddit received a post requesting one of us rent a bike to a visitor while their significant other was at a conference.  This spawned an interesting adventure, and I learned a ton. The post provided me with a list of expectations, and we quickl...

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