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Why I Love Web Developers

August 24, 2015

“Why should I add that slider to the home page? It serves no real purpose. Is there a business case for it other than it’s slick?”

“JUST DO IT ALREADY!!!!”

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The Main Reason Why There Is Now An EE Aftercare Program

August 17, 2015

“Well this proposal looks great. It looks like it is within budget. It captures the scope well. It even throws in some nice bonuses. Now let’s send it through the proposal approval goat rodeo and see if we can get a sign-off sometime before the Singularity.”

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Money is Water, Not Rock

August 10, 2015

You know how you’re supposed to save money? Yeah, I don’t really do that. I think that money is more like water than rock. If you let it stand too long it stagnates, gets brackish, doesn’t nourish, doesn’t clean anything, loses its usefulness.

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I Like Slow and Steady

August 3, 2015

It doesn’t mean I miss deadlines or go over budget, quite the contrary. But I like a slow and steady coding style. The irony, and I’m not sure exactly how, is that I finish code really quickly, though it feels slow. Here’s how.

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You’re Supposed to be Relaxing Right Now

July 28, 2015

It’s Summer. Just about all of your clients are going on vacation. And when they do, they pause all of their projects. This is supposed to be your time to sit back and relax too, but you’re trippin’ instead. You’re worrying about money instead of enjoying this extra time you have.

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Why Single Sign-on Is One of My Favorite Sources of Pain

July 20, 2015

We’ve built a lot of Single Sign-on (SSO) systems for our clients over the years. They’re fun, I think, because they’re so painful. You like pain too? Oh good, then read on.

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There is Only Entropy; Everything Else is the Mall.

July 13, 2015

Entropy: “Lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.”

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How to Get Mitchell to Write Code for Free in 3 Easy Steps

July 6, 2015

Step 1, be a cool, fun client.
Step 2, demonstrate that you have been or will remain a cool, fun client.
Step 3, have a really funky, difficult, yet still somehow within reach problem to solve.

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The Generative Power of Courage

June 29, 2015

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” - Goethe

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Get Angry

June 23, 2015

Get angry at the right time, at the right things, at the right people, in the right way and for the right amount of time. This is from Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. It’s a description of the temperate person and it’s a good measure of your ability to manage your relationships with clients, team, kids, parents, spouses, everybody.

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