Twitter: It’s You.

… and, if I’m to be fair… it’s also me. A relationship is always a two-way street, right? At least that’s what my mother told me…

But after writing this blog post yesterday and giving myself a full day to imagine a life without Twitter the thought of it being real was too intoxicating to let go.

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You Are Your Very First (and Best) Customer

The first customer of anything that you build that you are eventually planning on selling is youIf this sounds kind of obvious that’s because… well… it is.

But the longer I’ve been building stuff and the longer I’ve been around the more I realize that most people don’t do this well (or at all). Most people start with a hypothesis about other people and then work backwards from there.

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We Got an Engineer

If you’re a technologist then you can’t help but critique and/or criticize any new technology or piece of software that you encounter.

In fact, you don’t have to be a technologist to have an opinion about technology and the apps that you use every single day. The ubiquity of software products has made everyone an “expert” in some way, shape, or form.

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Stats: A Powerful Drug

I’ve been blogging for a long time and for a while I really cared about stats and I really cared about how many visits and pageviews and comments and social shares that were happening in and around the blog.

And, for a time, it was good… but I quickly became obsessed and overwhelmed with having to not only manage those figures but also to engage with the never-ending struggle to make them grow.

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Getting Things Done Starts with My Health

It’s been a bit more than 3 years, to be exact, but someone had asked me recently for more specifics on how I get things “done” and I remembered that a big part of my process and schedule is eating healthy and daily exercise.

In fact, since committing myself to a categorically-different lifestyle than the one that I had previously lived I’ve managed to maintain it, iterate, and improve it.

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Coffee Warmers

I am loving the current series of Dilbert cartoons that are being produced right now because they speak deeply to my own personal process of coming up with projects to work on.

Some of these projects stay “indie” – small personal projects that may or may not produce any revenue (and that’s not the ultimate goal, ever) while others actually give birth to larger ventures.

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