Today is a sad day. I am formatting my computer and reinstalling Mac OS. For the first time in 12 years, Dropbox will not be installed on my machine. What was once my most trusted app, has been slowly devolving into the abyss of overly weighted apps.[Read more…] about Ditching Dropbox
We are supposed to be living the “Gig Economy”, where we can have anything we need to have done, done for us. Despite this, every day I am constantly told by service people how booked they are and how jammed their schedule is. This is a fundamental breakdown of supply and demand in the marketplace.[Read more…] about A Call to Service People to Rise Up!
Backblaze is my backup provider of choice. Backblaze was founded by ex-Apple engineers. As a result, the application is very native to Mac. One problem I’ve always had with my backup solutions is backing up the folders that are completely useless. This includes node_modules, .git and vendor folders.[Read more…] about Ignore node_modules and git Folders in BackBlaze
Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.— Richard Whately
The year just rolled over and I’m guessing you have tons of ideas of all the things you want to accomplish in 2019. You need a plan for better execution or your 2019 will deliver the same results as previous years.[Read more…] about Setting Marketing Goals
Most of the web apps you use have a placeholder image for your avatar. If the app is using Gravatar to generate the avatars, you will get the mystery man if no user exists. Applications like Trello take it to the next level by displaying initials of the user if they have no avatar. Today we are going to learn how to generate those using a few lines of clean PHP.[Read more…] about Generate Perfect Initials using PHP