Search Moving Away from Google?

Google used to be my default search engine. If I had a question, Google was the best place to start. That is becoming less and less true. Search has turned into a more specific task, and often the top 10 results on Google aren’t what you’re looking for (they just rank best). When searching for… Read more Search Moving Away from Google?

Digital Spring Cleaning

How often do you take a look at all the online accounts you have? I tend to create a lot of online accounts. Most of them are free anyways. I create accounts just to see what a new website is about. Often only using the account once and losing interest. Do you delete these old… Read more Digital Spring Cleaning

Do You Need Social Media?

There is this idea in marketing of “be everywhere.” The idea that your company needs to be everywhere so that you are in front of as many potential customers as possible. When I work with businesses just starting, one of the first things they want to do it set up Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat,… Read more Do You Need Social Media?

I Don’t Understand Slack

Anyone who works in tech, or any industry by now, has heard of or used Slack. It has become wildly popular as the latest productivity tool. Slack is labeled as a team communication app. It’s the next step of office chat. A high powered version of email. It’s big advantage, is it’s integration with so many… Read more I Don’t Understand Slack

Android vs. iOS

The short story. Android is much better for traveling and in areas I was not familiar with. iOS was much better when used in my daily routine. Over the past couple months I have used two different phones, A Google Pixel and an iPhone SE. In this time I have been in my normal weekly… Read more Android vs. iOS

Single Point of Failure

It’s a pretty common idea in a lot of fields (business, security, software development, etc..), try to avoid a single point of failure. Don’t create any system that can be completely taken down by one problem. This is the reason I don’t use a password manager. I don’t trust all my security to a single… Read more Single Point of Failure

Education Fragmentation

It’s a trend in education that is becoming more and more common. A school district will pick a single technology platform to build from. Are you a Google district? Apple? Microsoft? It’s easy to understand why districts choose a platform. It makes everything easier. It brings consistency across your schools, makes PD easier, makes managing… Read more Education Fragmentation

A New Publication

I’ve wanted to try publishing on Medium for awhile now. I thought about just transferring this blog to Medium, but I’ve been on WordPress since the beginning and didn’t want to give up that up. I could double post everything here and on Medium, but that seemed pointless. The solution was to create something new, Organized… Read more A New Publication

Privacy In The Cloud

Would you write in a notebook if it came with a warning that there is no guarantee that the ink will stay on the page or the pages won’t spontaneously combust? Or that there is no way to know if other people are reading your notes? That you don’t actually own the information you write… Read more Privacy In The Cloud

Content Over Distribution

I’ve worked with a number of business owners, and I’ve seen many of them fall for this trap (myself included). Focusing more on getting the word out than what the word actually is. Focus on creating the content (or product) that people actually want before trying to get everyone in the world to see it.… Read more Content Over Distribution