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Interview: Garage Barge Social Bookmarking Site, Richard Jackson

What do you do when you find yourself frustratedly repeating the same Google searches, looking for that article you know was there before? Yes, that’s what bookmarks are for. But what if you use several computers, and also want to

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Poll Results: Best Books to Learn Programming While Having Fun

Where do you start if you want to learn programming as a hobby? It really helps to have some friends in the field, but a good book is also important. And there are thousands of programming books, so which ones

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How to Find the Time Part III: How Much Time Do You Need?

How much time do you really need for your project? Did you seriously think about it? Before discarding your idea saying “I don’t have the time”, try to estimate it and think if you can make it faster. In the

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Poll Results: Who Needs Time for Hobby Projects?

I ran a poll in several programming-focused Linkedin groups, asking “Do you wish you could find some time for a hobby project?”: (You can still vote in the Five-Hour Projects group until May 2015) The poll was received with enthusiasm,

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How to Find the Time Part II: The Three Ways

Last week, I wrote about finding more time using mobile technology. Today, I want to suggest three approaches to scheduling the main working time for your projects. There are multiple tricks and techniques beyond these, but they should give you

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Time Management Advice From Top Bloggers

I’m not a big fan of “links of the week” type posts, but these three articles are so good, I would not sleep well if I didn’t share them with you. They are focused on blogging — which is one

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How to Find the Time Part I: Get on the Go

You really want to start your own project, and you have all the skills and knowledge to do it. You even wrote down your ideas, discussed them with a friend or two, and it all looks promising — but how

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Welcome to Five-Hour Projects!

You always wanted to do this. Make a phone app, write a book, start a blog, build a boat, play in a band. Smile again, breathe fresh air, do what you like and live a happy, fulfilled life. But you

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