If you haven’t heard of the Great Wide Open conference then you’re missing out! It’s coming to Atlanta on April 2-3 and I’ll be speaking at the event as well.
It’s definitely something to check out if you’re in the Atlanta or surrounding area… the lineup for speakers is pretty nutso.
I am currently blogging this post on Desk PM and the currently functional prototype and I’m giddy with excitement.
You see, there is something very special about seeing something come alive right before your very eyes and knowing that it is a product of your very own hands, that you breathed life into it and that you have essentially given birth to a new creation.
It’s an intimate and emotional experience that I hope you will, at some point in your life, experience. It’s also why I’m infatuated with teaching others to do the same at this point in my life and why I am head-over-heels when someone makes the commitment to software and technology.
Here’s a screenshot of what I’m currently seeing at this very moment:
It’s so cute.
As I shared recently I’m experimenting with the Karma Wifi Hotspot solution and so far I’ve been very pleased with the service and the product overall. And, of course, one of the big plays that Karma has is the fact that you get to share your mobile hotspot with others.
The result of this awesome sharing feature? I get a nice little bonus to my own paid data delivery when others do sign-up. This is how it all goes down:
I do not believe in being contrarian for contrarian’s sake but I have oftentimes found myself on that lightly divided edge. Perhaps it’s just the way I see the world.
I do not count myself unique though – I have encountered (and enjoy hanging out with) many people who see the world differently, who enjoy a nice and cold beverage on a very cold winter morning when most are warming their hands on a hot one.
I’ve been thinking about this more and more as I move continue to move forward with a software product that has been 12 years in the making.
Mark Bradford might be the most obsessed person on the planet in regards to .DO domains. He’s even got a site dedicated to all things .do and pinged me the other day about it. He even featured a story about my use of it.
I like my domain name and the story behind it. It just makes sense for me at this point in time and I think it’s memorable and certainly short.
My dad passed me this the other day via a PDF that was created years ago from a newsletter of some sort.
Steve Klusmeyer, the author, once wrote a piece on life through the perspective of those cute and colorful bricks and it was struck me at just the right moment, at just the right time.
I thought I’d share it and pass it on to you:
A big part of my job @ The Iron Yard is spending time on the phone or in local coffee shops counseling people on their future and where they really want to be (and do). It’s a fun and exceptionally-rewarding activity and it continues to motivate me when I get up in the morning and keeps me awake at night as I think about all the potential for these people.
Inevitably many of them hit walls of self-doubt and anxiety as they move forward and get closer to a decision. In the context of our Code School I completely understand as we are asking for a full-time commitment both with their time and their financial resources so that they might begin the journey from where they are today and where they want to be tomorrow.
But doesn’t significant life change always require a full-time commitment?