My Audible Library

I’ve been an Audible listener since 3/7/2016. I listen almost everyday to books about business (leadership, career skills, startups), marketing, motivation, psychology, science, and technology.

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In the beginning…

It all started with a $100 Timex Sinclair 1000. That led to half a dozen years as a child sysop, an after-school business sending floppies around the globe, and eventually winning a two-year programming scholarship. Along the way, I’ve hung onto a lot of the stuff—my first ST-225 and Rubik’s Cube, the original want ad and some green bar from my first computer operator job. I even have a business card from the time I pitched a tee time reservation system to Mark Aguirre!

Here are a few other items I recently unboxed.

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IntelliJ IDEA: Can’t find key kotlin.gradle.testing.enabled

I ran into this exception while launching a Vert.x project in IntelliJ (using a Gradle run config). I couldn’t find any reference to it. After hours of clearing caches and reinstalling plugins, I finally upgraded from (my perpetually licensed) IntelliJ 2018.2.7 to 2019.2.1. Voilà! It’s magically fixed. I’m unclear if it is a Gradle or Kotlin plugin issue or what, so I don’t know where to post the issue. Let me know if you have any insights.
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You are now a Google Certified Associate Android Developer

Congratulations! You passed all of the requirements for the Associate Android Developer Certification exam!

I recently took a break between terms of Udacity’s Android Developer Nanodegree program so that I could take Google’s Associate Android Developer exam. Finally, the results are in! Pretty happy to pass it on the first try. Queue the emojis! 😜😁

There are currently only 156 of us in the alumni directory for all of North America.

(I have also since graduated from Udacity!)

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