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Getting past first impressions

The year was 2008. I was in the process of organizing a conference centered around WordPress and was reaching out to some people who I wanted to speak at the event. I really wanted somebody to talk about eCommerce, so I reached out to the guys at Instinct. At the time, they weren’t just the…

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Working and being sick

I woke up Sunday morning with an extremely sore throat, body ache and a headache. I’ve haven’t really been feeling great all week. Last Monday I was chilly all day in the house. My wife says this should have been the first clue that I should have started taking something like Airborne right then. But…

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Thank you for letting me vent

I’ve taken a renewed interest in blogging lately. I blame Chris Lema and the ‘Press the Button’ guy from Pressnomics. So I’ve spent some time cleaning up my site, which includes going through my old draft posts to see what I had thought about writing. I found about a dozen drafts dating back to early…

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What a graceful transition looks like

Back in January 2011, I got introduced to a website called ifanboy.com. It was an online blog/community all about comic books. They published several articles a day, a handful of weekly podcasts, and they pulled in all the comic books that were set to be released each week. They had an extremely active and loyal…

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What took so long?

Even though I’ve been developing sites with PHP for more than a decade, for some reason I’ve always had it in my mind that JavaScript was something I simply couldn’t handle. So any time a project came in the door that had any sort of JS requirement, rather than trying to sort it out myself,…

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The “Bench in Utah” story

For Christmas I got my wife a weekend getaway to Zion. She was kind enough to invite me along. We made the drive from Vegas yesterday. After you turn off the 15 on to highway 9, you end up going through a string of small towns. As we made our way on highway 9 I…

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42: The answer to the universe

Yesterday I celebrated my 42nd birthday. I have to say, I’m both excited and a little concerned for what the next year may hold. Mainly because the past year has been pretty much insane. Let’s recap: Business What started out as a 3 person partnership went down to 2 at the beginning of 2011. Then,…

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My first week using RescueTime

I spent a lot of time at my desk. I mean, a LOT of time. I’m really trying to cut down on the numbers of hours I spend at the desk and I’m going for the ‘Work smarter, not harder’ approach. So one of the things I thought I should do was track how much…

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Shopping at Ikea from Vegas

Up until two weeks ago, I had never entered an Ikea store for my own shopping purposes. I have been inside an Ikea a couple previous times, but those were always because somebody knew I was traveling to California and asked if I would pick something up for them. I had never even seen the…

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KISS mini-golf

Growing up, I was such a HUGE KISS fan. I saw them in concert in 1980, had all their albums, dressed as Paul Stanley for halloween, had the lunchbox, watched the TV specials… All of it! I loved that band. I can’t say that there’s ever been a time in my life where I wasn’t at…

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