Just Ship It

One of my favorite (coworker|mentor) and I were working on a mobile app at a startup. It was a tall order, but doable. We were still in the design phase, and we were working mostly on the front end. I asked him: Shouldn’t we be putting this much effort into the API?

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I’m a Robot

This evening, while sitting on the couch with my laptop, I challenged my wife to “program me” to pick up one of our son’s toys across the room. She gave me the “are you crazy look” and I explained that it would show her what it was like to program a computer. Here are the […]

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Building Deis (but not really)

So, it’s been a fun couple of weeks. I’ve played with mesos/marathon for quite a bit trying to build something that was simple, easy to deploy from development, highly available, and scalable. What I started to realize while putting together Ceph… I’m building Deis. After talking to the guys working on the Deis project, I […]

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A Story From The Past

It started as a normal day, well, as normal as any snow day could be. Nothing but chores to do and three siblings running around the house. My dad was in the basement working, and my mother was frustrated with her four excited children, with a day off from school. As the day wound down, and the sun started to set, I put on my snow gear: some sneakers, a ski jacket, sweat pants under some jeans, light sunglasses for the snow, and gloves.

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What’s The Difference?

For most – if not all – of my career, I’ve focused on small businesses and startups. The challenges that need to be solved are the best, and while they always go through the same growing pains, they always tend to find new ways of solving them.

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The Right Time, The Right Place

Some of you may recognize this little sentence from the military: Be in the right uniform, at the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing. This is the simplest (sounding) task, but it’s the basis of a job, really. You could theoretically hold any job by applying those simple basic rules.

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People Read This?

You read that right, people actually read this thing… Apparently there are people in the world that want to know my history – either to find out if the crazy stories I tell are true, or if I actually exist. To the former – yes they are true, but you are at the wrong blog […]

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