Author: Chris Blackwell

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Technology · 2 MIN READ

30-day Firefox Challenge

Everyone seems to be on the Google hate train as of late. What I don’t understand is how many of these so-called “Google haters” still use Google Chrome. Microsoft recently announced that they were moving to Chromium and Opera has already made the switch. This leaves us with a three browser engine market, a dangerous […]

Employees punch it out after successful meeting
Business Strategy · 7 MIN READ

5 Employees that are Putting Your Business at Risk

Trouble employees do much more damage to a business than great employees do good. Employees are the driving force of your business. If they are motivated and given the right direction, they can move mountains. They can also destroy those mountains, faster then they were ever built up.

Business Strategy · 3 MIN READ

My Two Year Outlook

Today I turn 34. I’m ok with this, as I’ve never really been subconscious about my age. I recently read about an exercise in a book, that laid out a different way of setting goals. The idea is to write 500 words of how you want your life to look in 2 years. Then work every day […]

Business Strategy · 1 MIN READ

Why Profit Matters

I’ve been seeing an increasing number of founders discussing metrics like users, conversion rate, MRR (monthly recurring revenue). Missing from these metrics is profitability. A business’s goal is to make a profit. You may run the business for lifestyle reasons, financial reasons. However, if your business is not turning a profit, you won’t be in […]

Coding · 4 MIN READ

In Response to #NoTDD

I follow people online who write in a variety of different languages, using a wide variety of platforms. One of the blogs I follow is the MSDN blog. This can be a great source of information of upcoming web standards, or even new platforms Microsoft is trying out. I don’t always agree with everything I […]

Coding · 2 MIN READ

Hide Widgets on Specific WordPress Pages

The new reader centric version of my website launched last night. When I was setting up the new home and about page views, I needed to hide a widget. Normally there is a brief “about me” widget on most pages. This widget allows visitors who came directly to a page or article to learn more […]