Postmortem on a LiveEDU Live Stream Project (Part 1)

The past couple of months I've been live coding a project at [LiveEDU]( As I get ready to wrap up the project and start some new endeavors I'm taking a moment to think about the LiveEDU service itself and what I did well or could have done better.


Taking children to Target should be an Olympic sport. Jesus Christ.

So I wrote this #postcss plugin called postcss-insert and had it added to the plugin directory. I haven’t mentioned it to anyone or anything yet and still 23 random people downloaded it. Open source still blows my mind

@milanchheda @php_synopsis This could be slightly dangerous if they decide to install this on the open internet and delay making the first user. You might restrict it to a specific domain/email. Also make sure email verification goes out to specific client that the user was set up.

@milanchheda @php_synopsis Got it. Yeah in this case I would create a special route that allows the creation of one admin user. Once that admin is created the route does not work. Something like if super-user exists throw 404. After that the super admin should have the ability to create new admins.

@milanchheda @php_synopsis Ive registered a new user then I will either directly edit the DB to add what I need (like flip a bit) or execute a SQL statement if it’s more complex. I’ve also created special super admin registration routes that I remove once registered. Depends on complexity of the app.

We are giving away two maybe 3 kittens. Serious inquires DM me on Twitter or message me on Facebook. They are healthy but our older cat is distressed by them.

I'm old enough to remember when Republicans banned the Dixie Chicks for criticizing America while overseas.

Just watched a dude sneeze onto his phone, no attempt to cover his mouth, just huge sneeze kept scrolling. He’s gotta be at least know part of that generation that complains about my generations manners and inability to get off our phones. #BabyBoomersAreTerrible

@nickf I was at an agency once that readied a pitch and they had 20 people in a room for days on end. I realized it was probably costing us something like 50k an hour in billing. Have no idea what 90% of those folks did. In the end we lost the business ?