I have long been a user of open source software. Installing Linux (most recently Elementary OS) on all my computers, and trying to use open source alternatives whenever possible. Despite my personal preference to use open source software, I regularly find myself going back to the iPad as my daily driver. The iPad just works.… Read more The Frictionless Computer
Is it possible to run a business with no monthly expenses? I’m not sure this is actually possible, and I understand how absurd the question is if you have a business that is growing or has employees. But it is a good thought exercise to do every so often with your business. Recently I asked… Read more A Lean Business
The ability to make you successful lies in the process not the idea. Ideas are not unique. Ideas are not businesses. Ideas can’t topple over competitors. The work that goes in behind the idea is what makes you successful. I never understood why someone would keep an idea secret. Why someone believes the idea is… Read more Power In the Process
A folder on my desktop is named Resources. This folder is filled mostly with PDF print outs of websites. Whenever I find an interesting article, useful tutorial, or free resource, I make a PDF and save it. I don’t trust that the information will be on the website when I want to read it again,… Read more Do You Trust Information To Stay Online?
I want an app or website that is able to give me the local emergency information for whatever area I am in. A service like this would be helpful for many different situations. Currently to get this information I use Google. I do a few Google searched with the department I want with the zip… Read more Emergency Information Service
I have been critical of the cloud for some time. I’m still don’t like the idea of putting my data on someone else’s computer. You don’t have the usual control over the data. However, I heard an argument recently, that changed my view a bit in favor of the cloud. You don’t do your own… Read more Security In The Cloud
Amazon is where most of the world seems to shop. It’s where we go to check prices, do research on products, and most importantly buy products. They are known for having everything. The largest inventory out there and lowest prices. The cost of this large inventory and selection is becoming a hindrance to the buying… Read more Amazon Has A Problem
Instead of everyone at your company having their own email, why not just have a shared group email. I.e. instead of having firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, you would just have firstname.lastname@example.org. To me this makes sense for any business that deals with consumers. Why make your customers know multiple emails at your company. If a customer… Read more A Company Without Personal Email
What name do you work under? I’ve heard a lot of conflicting information about this, and I’ve gone back and forth on it. Should you create a brand for each thing you want to talk about or create. Or do you do it all under one name. I lean towards doing it all under one… Read more Your Name, Your Brand, Your Pseudonym
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?