How I watched my 2 year old learn about exclusion

Early in September on what turned out to be one of the last amazing weather weekends of the summer my family and I went camping. My 2 year old daughter got to use her Disney Princess sleeping bag and had half of a 6 man tent to herself. It was totally awesome. She got to […]

Technical Debt for Clients

If you’ve ever built a big software project you’re totally familiar with the idea of technical debt, but it’s unlikely that your clients are familiar with it. So lets figure out what it is, and what we can do about it. What is Technical debt Technical debt can also be caused by building a feature […]

Developing Like a 2 Year Old

If you didn’t know already, I’ve got a 2 year old daughter. A 2 year old is 5 parts wonderful, and 5 parts a pain in the ass. For all the naughty things they do to push the limits, they do things that are absolutely awesome. One of the main objectives of my daughter lately […]

Writing Good Content, When you have a Passion for it

While the article in question is not primarily about writing good content, it’s got a few gems for those trying to create it. The most pertinent for me was: Every time you publish an article on your website, ask yourself: “Would anyone share this article for any reason?” If the answer is “no” then you […]

Your Cashflow – Not my Problem

During my years running my own web business I’ve both taken work on a sub-contract, and sub-contracted out work when I need help. While it can be a great thing, it can also be a big pain in the ass. I’m not talking about the managing of other people, that’s just par for hiring or […]

What Does a Meeting Cost

I hate meetings. Well that may not be quite accurate, I hate meetings that waste my time and about 90% of meetings in the corporate world are a waste of time. At one place I worked I forced the boss to take something off my TODO list for every meeting I was supposed to attend, […]

Again, Take a Break or Burnout

Certainly not the first time I’ve mentioned the need to take a break and risking burnout but here is another note. I once knew a pro triathlete who I came to coach who decided to skip recovery weeks and press on regardless of how tired he was. He was never the same again. Overtraining took […]

Living Life Outside of What is Considered Normal

While I typically think profanity shows a lack of vocabulary this is a nice article about forgetting what society thinks you should be doing and just doing what works for you. What if you dropped out of school and walked across the country? What if you decided grades were sort of silly, and instead read […]

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