Posts Categorized: Development

Startup Engineering Course

I received an email the other day about an online course that I signed up for in January, I believe. The name of the course is Startup Engineering and it is offered by Stanford through Coursera.org. I had totally forgotten about it because I signed up so long ago with some guys that I was… Read more »

Week 7 Status Update

This is going to be the quickest update to date: Exercise: Back on track Meditation: Back on track Coding Course: Slightly Behind Paid Writing: On track Editing: Back on track This Blog: Back on track Product Development: Behind Schedule Parental Responsibilities: On track House Renovations: Ahead of Schedule Overall, I’m doing better than expected because… Read more »

You Need Fresh Eyes!

It’s become cliche to say that you should get fresh eyes to look at what you’re working on once in awhile. It’s cliche though because it’s true. So, I don’t have a problem with the saying, per se. My problem is with the way that people approach the cliche. All too often, I’ve seen it… Read more »

Originality: Holy Grail or Boat Anchor?

Originality is a tricky thing. It seems like everyone wants to do something original or unique. On the other hand, there are those people say that “there is no reason to reinvent the wheel.” Well, according to Mark Earls at his keynote speech at TNW Conference Europe 2013, it’s the latter half that has things… Read more »

Course Change

I’m almost to the end of my third week and I think it’s time for me to alter my course a bit. Learning and building were the most important goals I set out. Unfortunately, since I love writing, writing quality blog posts matters to me. They don’t have to be perfect, but I don’t just… Read more »

Why Would Anyone Pay For That?

If you’re starting an online business, you might be asking yourself what the best way to monetize your product is. People often jump to the conclusion that people don’t want to pay for things, so advertising is the only way to go. Unfortunately, advertising is a tough way to monetize a product. You need to… Read more »

My First Ten Week Course

In my quest to pivot my professional life, I decided that I need to go back to school. Sort of. I don’t believe that going to a physical school will actually give me the skills or experience I want. The only thing that I think that experience would give me would be a lot of… Read more »

The Consensus Is Wrong

Do you want to change the world? Do you want to make a difference? Forget about consensus. Everyone believes that discussing things and arriving at a group consensus in a democratic fashion is the fair way to make a decision. They also mistakenly believe that it will arrive at the right decision. That somehow people… Read more »

A Starting Point

So, you’re working on an app and want somewhere to see if you know everything you need to know? Well, to see how you’re doing, you can check out Ooomf.com’s tips to sharpen your skills in app development. They have a lot of helpful resources in every area of the process, including creating the idea,… Read more »

Beware of Web Services!

Like many people, I love trying out new services on the web. Some of them are really cool and offer simple ways to integrate them into your website. So, we plug them in and forget about them. At least we forget about them until the web service goes down or closes up shop and disappears…. Read more »