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The Difference Between Bob Marley and Bobby McFerrin: Also, Walking Slowly is Important

April 18, 2016

There may or may not be an a cappella solo from me at the end of this blog post.

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Spinning Up a Craft CMS Development Site on Amazon EC2

April 6, 2016

You just took on a new client. They have a lot of work for you to do. During the kick-off call they ask you if you are going to be working on their live site. You tell them, “Naw, there’s no need for that. We’ll just spin up a quick Amazon EC2 instance and do our development over there. That way we don’t break anything on your production site.” Now you sound like a pro; confident, capable, experienced and relaxed. Read on for a tutorial on how to get Craft CMS running up on AWS.

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Bibliomancy, Indian Philosophy, Radical Monism, Hegel and The Buddha

September 8, 2015

I think there are various names for it, but bibliomancy is the act of divination using books. You select a book that you believe holds wisdom, you open it randomly and see what knowledge falls out. I did this in a cafe out of boredom and it resulted in this blog post.

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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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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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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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Your Follow-up Is Still Awful

May 19, 2015

What kind of a blogger would I be if I didn’t seize upon the opportunity to follow-up my blog post on follow-up with a follow-up blog post?

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Breathe Through Your Eyelids

March 23, 2015

Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. —Yogi Berra

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The Courage to Stop

February 23, 2015

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. — C. S. Lewis

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Erik Reagan on Sales: Saying No

February 14, 2013

Erik Reagan talks with me about driving sales through developing in-house expertise, fostering team cohesion, knowing boundaries and saying no.

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