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April 22, 2017
Yesterday I had my car into the dealer for a service. In walks an older gentleman and we spark up a conversation. Mind you, I’m also getting on in years so I usually just start talking out the side of my neck and hope for the best. He was nearly 90. He was a dyed in the wool, bonafide, card carrying member of Tom Brokaw’s Greatest Generation. You’ll know why if you read on.
July 26, 2016
Ok so Solspace writes code. Code does not get written without caffeine. And unless you are a circus animal, you get your caffeine from the only respectable source on the planet, coffee beans. Your local boutique coffee house is trying to convince you that you need to buy a $4.50 cold brew every afternoon so that your JS variables don’t degrade into BS variables. But they are full of it. Lemme school you.
September 28, 2015
One of my favorite things to do is to talk clients out of overbuilding their web applications. Here’s a fun story of how that approach worked particularly well.
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.
June 8, 2015
What’s the exit for you? You are a successful freelancer or you manage a small team by yourself or with a partner. You’ve had enough and now it’s time to sell. But wait. Stop. Pretend like someone acquires your company? Why did they pay so much? What’s in it for them? Why couldn’t you have done what they are going to do and kept the money AND the company?
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?
May 11, 2015
There are literally ants crawling all over me right now. I think one is headed right into my ear. But this would not be a problem if the ant exterminator guy I called two weeks ago would have followed up with me to schedule an appointment.
May 4, 2015
“Most of us intuit on some level that the value of our work, not the volume of our praise, is what will bring us lasting fulfillment.” - David Zweig
April 20, 2015
You have one big client. You spill your spaghetti on her lap at lunch one day. You get fired a month later. You now have no clients.
You have 100 small clients. You spill spaghetti on one client’s lap and get fired a month later. You now have 99 small clients.
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