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Woman Holding Money
Business · 5 MIN READ

A Call to Service People to Rise Up!

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.

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Apple · 1 MIN READ

Ignore node_modules and git Folders in BackBlaze

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.

Hand Drawn Bar Chart
Business · 4 MIN READ

Setting Marketing Goals

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.

PHP Initials Code Snapshot
Laravel · 4 MIN READ

Generate Perfect Initials using PHP

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 […]

FireFox Banner
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 […]

Yearly Planning Journal
Business · 1 MIN READ

Yearly Goals and Planning

This past week I have read the yearly recaps of more than a dozen people. They were all the same. Some blow the doors off their goals and some fell well short.