Monthly Archives: January 2017

Catching a Break

I know what it’s like to feel like I’ve “caught a break” when I needed it most. It was that friendly conversation or an introduction or a firm handshake that could do the trick.

Or, in the larger examples, opportunities to work with folk(s) that I had no business working with, for whatever reason. I have felt that way for as long as I can remember.

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On Sunsetting Projects

There’s no easy way to “sunset” digital projects just as there’s no easy way to remove an arm or a leg from your body.

This might sound extreme but you may also empathize with the emotional challenge of closing down something that you’ve worked so hard to give birth to. There’s just simply no “right” way to do it.

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It’s Time for a Technical Newsfeed

A few months ago we began experimenting lightly with a newsfeed and I even built a prototype based on what we believed would be most useful for a software professional.

Although we’re one-hundred percent committed to building out our analytics platform we know that the communication of that data is just as fundamental of an ingredient so that we can move toward actionable insights.

A newsfeed, of some sort, feels about right.

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It’s been 45 days since I last had a drink and the clarity that I have, the joy that I have in my heart, and the excitement that I feel as a result of my (ongoing) decision to remove alcohol from my life is, well… intoxicating.

I’ve struggled with the idea of sharing this publicly and it took some time to get used to the idea (I even teased it a bit here) but today I finally decided to do it:

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Hackschooling Values

When my wife and I decided to look into homeschooling for our oldest we didn’t have a comprehensive plan or strategy or anything even close to anything like that.

We simply knew that what had been working  was no longer working and that it was our responsibility and opportunity to do something about that change, that discrepancy.

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Time Well Spent

I received this email this morning that made my heart swell a bit.

I apologize for all of the fuzzy areas – I didn’t want make public the organizations / people that didn’t opt for being named in this email… but you’ll get the gist:

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