Blog Ad Humor

I turned on the ads for the blog this morning. After choosing a reasonable color scheme and inserting the block into Drupal, I noticed something. Click around and see if you notice it. Due to my partner's initials (not to be repeated here), on many of the pages, advertisements for a particular band are displayed. […]


To All Who Read This

May you have a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and/or a Happy Hannukah. Just another update, the Mantis/dotproject integration is frozen until tomorrow, then work will begin again. As I have found in the detailed logs, there are many people finding this site due to mentions of SugarCRM – a very effective single organization CRM […]


New Development Methodology

Agile Methodologies, Evolutionary Development, Test Driven Development, Waterfall, etc have nothing on my brand new development methodology: Guess & Check. Yes, you've heard me right, Guess & Check Development. It's much simpler than any of the other practices. It doesn't require requirements. It doesn't require testing. It doesn't even require customer involvement… as long as […]


Potential Downtime Coming

Well, the new hosting provider is online (Thanks Joel!) so there is some potential downtime coming within the next week or so. I've got everything set up on that end, I just need to flip the switches, but I'm not going to be watching very carefully once I go on vacation next week. Oh yeah, […]


Development Portfolios

Just like everyone else, I've applied and interviewed for a development job or ten. You know the situation… you kick off your resume, get a time for an interview, walk in with another copy of your resume, and talk about your past projects. If the interviewer subscribes to the Microsoft Model of interviewing, they may […]


Personal Strengths

A few months ago, I was at a Christian Leadership Conference by the Willow Creek Association where a slightly-hyper-Brit by the name of Marcus Buckingham spoke about his book: Now, Discover Your Strengths or simply NDYS. He discussed leadership patterns across different companies, the satisfaction of individuals within organizations, how these affect motivation and effectiveness, […]


Sleep is for the weak

So I guess I finally admit it, I'm weak. After last week's whirlwind adventure and 60+ hours of working, I took the weekend off from posting mostly to rest, recuperate, and experience the joy of various Christmas Parties. No, I have no shame in saying it because that's what they were. Anyway, CEO and I […]