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There’s value in not charging

I’ve had Google Ads on my blog for as long as I can remember. Google doesn’t send a check until your earnings reach a certain level. I think I receive about 1 check from them per year. Lucky for me, Google ad revenue isn’t how I support myself. If so, I’d be living on the…

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What’s going on in downtown Vegas?

You’ve probably seen me tweet or post about the amazing things going on in downtown Las Vegas over the past year or so. But, if you aren’t from the area and haven’t had a chance to experience what’s been going on, it may just sound like I’m over excited about the fact that there’s now…

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The Daily Ted talk

Yesterday on Twitter, my friend Kri posted the following: One of my favorite morning rituals. A new, interesting topic, every day. I’ve watched several of the Ted videos in the past, but I find that I often spend twice as long deciding which video to watch. There are 700+ available online, so how on earth…

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book review: Rework

In the span of a week, two people both recommended I check out the book Rework (Amazon affiliate link). That would normally be enough to get me to pick up the book all by itself, but when I found out it was written by the guys from 37 Signals, the developers of BaseCamp and other…

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Take time to say thanks

When you spend your days working on code, there will sometimes be days where everything you think should work won’t, and things that shouldn’t work do. These days tend to push the frustration levels to the tipping point. For me, today was one of those days. I spent 10+ hours trying to find and fix…

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Blog World Expo: The Party Edition

One of the greatest parts of any conference is the after parties. Have your conference in a town like Las Vegas and it’s not hard to imagine that the amount of parties available to you is mind boggling. We definitely did our share of partying, too! Here’s what our weekend looked like: Wednesday Night We…

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Comedy, the hard way

A week or two back a good friend invited me out for an evening at a comedy club here in town. He had received complementary tickets, and I was glad to have the opportunity to hang out with my friend, so this seemed like the makings of a great evening! We arrived to the casino…

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Not just any tequila will do

How do you say happy birthday in Spanish? I’ll tell you how, Chinaco tequila! I have long been a fan of Chinaco tequila. I even wrote about taking it to our company holiday party back in 2005. But last summer while on a business trip in Santa Barbra I was having lunch at a tequila…

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Clearing out the domain drawer

I’m never sure how exactly this happens. But, for the second time in a couple years I find myself with a crazy amount of domain names in my godaddy.com account. Most of these I purchased with ideas in mind for projects. Some got thrown in as part of a bundle when purchasing a specific name.…

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Using WordPress as a CMS for Affiliate Marketing

On April 25th I spent the day at WordCamp Reno-Tahoe where I gave a presentation on using WordPress as a CMS for affiliate marketing. Other than being the MC for WordCamp:Las Vegas, this was my first time putting together slides and a speech and presenting it in front of an audience. For those who weren’t…

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