May 14, 2014

Some Psychological Lifehacks, thanks to /u/friendly_canadian

/u/alexzz8 on /r/askreddit posted a pretty intriguing question: "What are some pyschological life hacks that you can to give you an advantage in situations?"

And boy did /u/FRIENDLY_CANADIAN respond:

Fake it till you make it; confidence is more important than knowledge.

Act confident at all times.  You may doubt yourself, but so does everyone else.  You just have to remember that even though some people might be experts, everyone is just sort of winging it and hoping everything goes alright.

Don't be intimidated by anyone, everyone is playing a role and wearing a mask.

This sort of goes along with the last point.  Everyone is winging it.  Some are better than others at it.  Some have more experience.  But you just have to remember that everyone is human, and any failure you make will most likely be forgotten very shortly.
Don't be afraid to ask questions; it makes you look interested, and you will learn something. Anything can be learnt if you put the effort in. Everything anyone knows, they learned along the way. Everyone, even the president. Ask open ended questions to move conversations along. Learn the difference between open and closed questions.

This is such an important point.  The only way you can learn is by asking questions.

 Go to your managers with solutions, instead of problems. Make their job easier, learn how they work, and then ride their coattails up the ladder.

This is yet another important point: Manager are busy.  Just because you don't see them doing work doesn't mean they aren't.  They have the expertise to make the business run smoothly behind the scenes.  When you have a problem, determine a few solutions to it, weigh them as if you were in charge, and then approach your manager with a convenient solution to the problem.  You'll likely be thanked and remembered!

May 10, 2014

Getting stats from a single post with Google Analytics

I wanted to better understand what posts people really liked on my blog so that I could deliver relevant content to those who visited, so I decided to look up how to see stats from a single post of my blog.  I really wanted to find out where visitors where coming from, why they came, and what they were looking for.  Thankfully, I stumbled upon this post:

How to See Stats From a Single Post with Google Analytics.

It gives some really good information with annotates step by step image instructions so you can figure out how to use Google Analytics to your advantage!

May 07, 2014

DogeSnap

DogeSnap is a small project I decided to work on for a few days.  It's basically this:

1). You upload a photo.

2) DogeSnap attempts to find faces in the photo.

3).

May 04, 2014

Mantaray AR: Initial Release!

It's been a while since I've posted on here, but I figured I'd make a post about a project I've been working on called Mantaray AR.  We focus on bringing Augmented Reality to educational settings such as the classroom.

We are offering two distinct product lines: Mantaray AR Study Sessions, and Mantaray AR Unlimited.  With the Study Sessions, students can download a mobile application that teaches a certain subject using Augmented Reality.

The Main Menu of "Intro to Probability."

Our first Study Session app is "Intro to Probability" where students learn about probability while investigating an oil spill in our unique Augmented Reality experience.

Click on fish to investigate them in our Augmented Reality experience!

Our other product line, Mantaray AR Unlimited, allows teachers and parents to utilize our software in order to create their own Augmented Reality sessions without any programming!  We provide a Slide Show like workspace that allows for easy creation of text, questions, and augmented reality experiences!


If you're interested, check out our website and our apps that are available on the App Store and the Play Store!