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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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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?”


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Controlling The Narrative: A Little Ditty About A Corrupted Key

June 15, 2015

“Ok so Mitchell, you are saying that you will not be finished on time? You’re saying that you will not be able to meet the deadline and the site will not launch as expected on the critical date established by the 15 global marketing teams globally, around the world, including Fiji, the Galapagos and Lubbock?”

“Well, no, that’s not what I said exactly. I said, if your team does not provide us with a valid, non-corrupted encryption key, we will not be able to meet the deadline. But you will notice, I hope, that it is currently out of my hands.”

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Good Job. You just Got Acquired. Now what?

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?

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Your Follow-up is Awful

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.

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Eudaimonia: The Rich Life or Living Well

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

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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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Delay Converts The Good Into The Bad

March 2, 2015

You know how when you have to wait in line, and you have very little to do but play Candy Crush? You stand there and think about stuff. When clients have to stand around and wait, it provides them with an opportunity to become annoyed. Once annoyed, they see the world differently.

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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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The Power of the Web Developer

October 24, 2011

In this new world, if you want to do anything of reach and importance, you need a web developer. If you want it to be good, you need an ExpressionEngine web developer. This gives us (EE web developers) the power; power we are unaccustomed to. What are we going to do with it? How are we going to keep it in check? How are we going to retain it and show others how best to use it?

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