Building a web application for $5-10 per month

Building a web application for $5-10 per month

SAAS companies seem to fulfil almost every need lately; from VCS to mailing, from authentication to screen sharing, from image and video processing to caching and app hosting. Interestingly enough, a lot of these companies offer basic tiers for free, so it is becoming increasingly possible to launch a web application where most of the […]

Truncated Dreams (Part 1/4)

Truncated Dreams (Part 1/4)

This is part of a series of four posts spanning several topics, including but not limited to: The birth and death of my start-up. Running a business in Mexico.¬†How I dealt deal with depression. How not to run a start-up. Hope, optimism and running after your dreams. Dealing with failure. Packing your bags, and taking […]

5 Solutions for MySQL Error 1235

5 Solutions for MySQL Error 1235

I got stuck for hours the other day with this problem. I’ve used triggers for years in SQL Server without a problem, however, in MySQL the implementation is a bit iffy. One problem I ran into yesterday while trying to restore a database was error 1235: ERROR 1235 (42000) at line 1408: This version of […]

How to develop good software

How to develop good software

As a software developer, I’ve come across many horrors in coding over the years. It’s no secret that most developers code things fast and ugly to get stuff out the door. But something strange happened to me recently; I think I am finally becoming a better coder. I’ve been developing an ERP/MRP/CRM by myself for […]

How to deploy a static page to Heroku, the easy way!

How to deploy a static page to Heroku, the easy way!

I wanted to upload a simple website based on HTML, CSS and JS files, with a few images, and a favicon. So I registered at Heroku, bought a domain name, followed the Heroku instructions on how to set up the “Toolbelt” and GIT. So I thought I was all set up: I created a folder […]

From a screenshot to a CSS ‘image’

From a screenshot to a CSS ‘image’

I must say I was pretty impressed when I saw the Mona Lisa rendered using pure CSS. While talking about it with a friend, I told him I thought it had been done using an automated process, where a program would read an image as an array of pixels, and would output an HTML file […]