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?Read More Just Ship It
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 […]Read More I’m a Robot
Data can tell you who to sell to, it can tell you when to sell a certain product, it can tell you whether you should launch a product, and when to bail out of a business. Data can answer the questions: who, what, when and where. However, data cannot tell you how or why. That’s […]Read More Data Can’t Drive Your Business, Veers Into Oncoming Competition
Someday, my father is going to die. I’m not looking forward to it, but it has to happen eventually. Someday, I will die and my son will be left with my world. I’m not looking forward to that either. If my wife and I were to die today, my son would have to wait at […]Read More I Want To Live Forever, and You Do Too : A Rant
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 […]Read More Building Deis (but not really)
After nearly a month of experimenting with all kinds of Docker management engines, for lack of a better term, I think I’ve decided what I’m going to go with. Well almost. The entire point of this project is to figure out how to excessively scale WordPress and then move on to another platform that’s completely […]Read More Holy Crap Dockers, Deis’s, Kubes and Mesos
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.Read More A Story From The Past
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.Read More What’s The Difference?
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.Read More The Right Time, The Right Place
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 […]Read More People Read This?