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My Programming Course starting July 14th

Hey guys, I’ve had a very busy few months and I’ve changed my direction completely.  A couple of months ago, I realized that I have a passion for teaching as well.  Of course, I’m still a developer by heart and trade, and it’s what I love and do. So I’m starting a real programming course!

Google Reader shutting Down! Should I build a similar RSS Reader ?

One my favorite tools “Google Reader” is shutting down. I only read the news yesterday and was very surprised. Reader probably has millions of users, not sure what would justify the close down.

Project Updates

Hi guys, it’s been a while. I’ve been busy dealing with personal life and haven’t been able to do much lately. Hopefully, I can free-up soon and get back into business.

Back from AngelHack – It Was Great!

Hey guys, I spent the weekend at AngelHack, working on This was my first time there and I am glad I went. It was a great experience. Yes, it was exhausting to the point that I’ve taken PTO day from work today, but nevertheless, an awesome experience.

Project Updates

Hey guys, hope you all had a great long weekend! I had a great thanksgiving weekend, but did take the time to also do some work on my projects

I’m Going to AngelHack!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you all are doing great. I am really excited today as I was right on-time to get a ticket for AngelHack 2012 Los Angeles. And guess what, AngelHack starts on December 1st, the same day that our Deadline Contest.

Freelancer acquires vWorker – I’m disappointed

I got the news late yesterday evening that acquired vWorker, and I must say that I am not pleased with this news. I’ve been using vWorker ( for a number of years now. While, I don’t outsource much, when I did, they were my first choice.

I’m Looking for a Startup Co-Founder

Hi guys, it’s taken me a while to realize that I may really need a co-founder to kick-start my startup. I’m not a very trusting person, and I’m looking for certain qualification in a co-founder that’s hard to come by. It’s been hard to find a great match, so I thought I should just do [...]

Maintain Your Hosting Server

I’ve been crazy busy at work this week as we’re launching a new product. I haven’t had much time to do my posts. In the middle of all this, my server went down. Fortunately, it hacking issue or anything like that, my server simply run out of space.

My Today’s Picks from

I have to stop looking at TopDrops. I can’t afford to spend that much money at the auctions. Every time I go through the list, there is always something I want to buy. Anyway, hope you guys are having a great Friday, take a look at some of my picks for today.

Importance of Newsletter

Newsletter is becoming an essential part of any website. If you read a lot of blogs, you’ve probably noticed the recent push towards newsletter subscriptions. And it’s not just blogs, I’m noticing this trend in all everywhere.

1 Month Deadline Competition Results

Back in December 2011, I started a new development competition. See here for details. It was really meant to be a way to push the participants finishing up one of their projects within 1 month. See the results.

Web Development in 2012

Web development has changed a lot in the last few years. With all the different technologies emerging, the cost of development has increased tremendously. It’s becoming increasingly  difficult for small companies or individuals to build and launch their ideas that may involve custom software development and this includes domainers as well.

Do You Have A Great Domain?

I wanted to go to ice skating the other day, but then I remembered, last time I went, it wasn’t pretty, lol. I’m just not good at it, but it’s a hell of a fun sport. I am considering taking a few private lessons. A friend of mine wanted to go real bad but I [...] BETA just Launched!

Good Morning, I am excited to announce that I just launched BETA. It has been a long journey in such a short amount of time. I haven’t slept much last night, but I am glad that I was able to do it. Scheduled To Launch On The 9th

I’ve set a date. TopDrops Beta is going to launch on Monday, January 9th. is only focusing on domains with at least some exact search volume. See some of my today’s domain picks. Is Almost Done

Hi guys, I hope you’re having a great Holiday weekend. As for me, as usual, I’m rushing to complete a project, in this case, I really want to get the demo out before the new years. It’s just a promise that I’ve made to myself.

Update on the Big Idea

I started working on the “Big Idea” this summer. I wrote a couple of posts on it back in June of this year. I even took time off from blogging to focus on the idea. The idea is still great. You can read my initial posts here and here.

Startups That Are Successful Even Before They Are Started

I’ve been explaining this analogy to a few people lately and I wanted to describe it in more detail here. Having an idea is great, but I’m seeing that a lot of people are taking a wrong path when choosing an idea to work on.

User Value – High Traffic is Great, But Don’t Make The Same Mistakes That I Did

Those of you that have been there know the joyful feeling when you see visitor numbers skyrocket.  While it really does feel great to see those high numbers, it should not be your focus. Your focus should be User Value!