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Blockchain Code

how to create a vanity Solana wallet

Solana lets you create wallets with custom first or last characters. For instance, maybe you want your wallet to start with mint or bank or fud. You can do this via the Solana CLI (Command Line Interface). If you just want the code, it’s: And then decode the result in python with: A little more […]

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Nonprofit Management Recommendations

The Modern Small to Mid-Size Nonprofit’s Tech Stack (2021 Edition)

I wrote a list of my favorite tech for the modern nonprofit in 2016, 2017, and 2019. Here’s my updated 2021 recommendations. A smidge of background – I was a CTO and technology entrepreneur for 15 years, and am now several years into being full time in the nonprofit world working on beating cancer for […]

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Nonprofit Management

Facebook: the video host of choice for nonprofits?

At Beat Nb, we’ve been using Facebook as our main video host for the past couple years. It’s a conscious decision which we made only after studying how our videos are discovered and interacted with.One of our recent videos – Hannah’s story, who’s beating neuroblastoma cancer in Sarasota, FL. Many of the videos we create […]

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Nonprofit Management Recommendations

The Modern Mid-Size Nonprofit’s Tech Stack (2019 Edition)

I wrote a list of my favorite tech for the modern nonprofit in 2016, and again in 2017. Here’s my updated 2019 recommendations. A smidge of background – I was a CTO and technology entrepreneur for 15 years, and am now full time in the nonprofit world working on beating cancer for kids at Beat […]

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Nonprofit Management Personal

Running Ragnar as an Ultra Team: Ragnar Cape Cod 2018

6 of us ran Ragnar Cape Cod this past Fri/Sat as an Ultra team (6 people, 183.6 miles). 5 of us had participated in a traditional team (12 people) at Ragnar Michigan last year, so we had some familiarity with the event structure. Mandy, our 6th, had never run a Ragnar and joined the team […]

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Entrepreneurship Nonprofit Management

The Modern Mid-Size Nonprofit’s Tech Stack (2017 Edition)

Last year, I wrote a post called “16 Technology Tools Your Nonprofit should be Using in 2016.” As we’ve continued to refine our process over the last year and a half, this article will update on the technology tools Beat Nb uses, and my recommendation on the technology a modern mid-size nonprofit should be using. […]

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Code

How to display number of list subscribers from MailChimp in PHP with API 3.0

Today I was trying to show the total number of list subscribers for a Mailchimp list I maintain. I found some more complex solutions using API wrappers (like drewm’s wrapper on Github) but they were more complex than I needed, and still didn’t fully solve the issue – just presented the tools.  So a friend […]

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Entrepreneurship Personal

Begin Again: Why I’m quitting the tech company I co-founded and going full time against childhood cancer.

My wife Robyn and I’s first born son Ezra died in 2010. He had been diagnosed with cancer on the 400th day of his life, and lived exactly 800 days. Ezra battled cancer half his life. He smiled through most of it. He was funny, curious, and compassionate. He flirted with strangers. He learned to […]

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Code

How to solve ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS with WooCommerce, WordPress, and Chrome

A quick note for anyone experiencing this ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS issue I spent half the day trying to fix today, since I found no blogs on it. Apparently, Chrome was the only browser throwing this issue. I had a client’s e-commerce site (WordPress and WooCommerce) which suddenly started throwing Too Many Redirects errors today. Safari, Firefox, and IE all worked […]

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Entrepreneurship Recommendations

How to Start an LLC Lean

My friend Roy came by the office today asking me how to start a company. He already has good income coming in from his production business, and is ready to officially become a legitimate corporate entity. I was going to write him an email, but since this might be useful information to other up and coming businessfolk, here you […]