Even if you love your day job, Startup Weekend is for you

I have a great job. I write code for 8 hours each day, and then I go home and write more code.


Zend Db and non-escaped strings

This is for my own edification in the future, but if you're looking for a non-escaped string as a parameter to a query, it's not Zend\DB\Raw that you're looking for, as that doesn't exist. What you're looking for is new \Zend\Db\Sql\Expression() to handle those raw strings.


Tech Predictions: The inevitable convergence of iOS and Android

Nerds love arguing. I say this as someone who loves arguing, and someone who lovingly self-identifies as a nerd.


Don't Deliver Cold Pizza

Years ago, many pizzerias advertised a 30/60-minute-or-less guarantee that basically promised customers that their pizza would arrive warm and timely. Isn't it odd that their selling pitch was speed and not tastiness?


Say 'Hello' to Trello

Keeping track of your workload is important, and Trello is the best tool for the job in my opinion. I’ve been using Trello to manage my client work for about a year now, and I love it more and more each day.


Startups and Stereotypes

I’m passionate about the startup community and the talent it unveils to the technology industry, but some people have a different perspective. Some believe that startup jobs are less stable than jobs in established businesses and that their employees have little-to-nothing on the line.


Fear and Politics

When I was younger, I worked for a company that micromanaged on every level. The executives were micromanaged by the CEO, and the agents were micromanaged by their managers.