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.


Use AGILE as bootcamp for junior engineers

As a junior programmer, I have an immature opinion on how lines of code should go together. My primitive method of development knows no source control, no collaboration, and certainly no project management.


Pursuing Unvalidated Ideas Made Me Better

The startup world is abuzz with advice for entrepreneurs. Of that advice, encouragement to validate ideas is the most abundant.


How to fix strange characters in MySQL

I admit, I borrowed this from How to fix strange characters in MySQL database – Vinh Pham. But I also added a few more that were missing.


Make iPhoto show pictures with unnamed faces

I've got about 11k photos, and lots of them have faces of things like wax figures, or people I don't know in the background. I don't really care about those "people", and so I need to remove them.


SWOT Your Business

Entrepreneurs are almost always aware of the biggest opportunities and threats that lie ahead for their businesses, but not too often does that analysis happen on paper. For most, we keep it in the foreground of our minds, and we think that’s good enough.


2013: In Review

2013 was a good year for me: we bought a new house and I got a promotion. 2013 was a good year for this blog as well: 12,000 total page views, 4,300 unique visitors, 5,200 visits, 21 posts, and two new authors (who'll begin posting in 2014).