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#!$% Features

Some would say features are the life blood of an application. They’re not.

Features are bloat. Features cause bugs and require maintenance. Features get in the way of value. Delete features, build something that matters.

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Bye Bye USA — Netherlands, here we come

Today, I’d like to announce we’re leaving the USA, for at least a year. After much research and soul searching, we’ve settled on the Netherlands. The Netherlands and the USA have a treaty, called the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty (DAFT). It allows an American to open a business in the Netherlands, provided they have sufficient capital/income from outside the USA, like remote work or contracting.Read More »Bye Bye USA — Netherlands, here we come

The Future Browser

I used to drive at night, a lot. Often, I’d put at IPad up on my dash with a movie playing, it’s reflection off-center my field of vision in front of me. I could listen to the action and shift the focal length of my eyes to see the action at any time. It worked well to keep me awake. For all intents and purposes, my IPad was transparent.Read More »The Future Browser

Outside the Cyrstal [ Chapter 1 ]

The monitoring relays alerted us that the caravan never arrived at the midway outpost. Michale went missing the same day the caravan left so it was almost certain he left on it.

Since I worked in the Operations Center, I was privy to the fact that he wasn’t registered on the journey. I was also standing there when the drone’s video was displayed on the central screen. The wreckage was a complete mess. It looked as though a giant toddler had come along and kicked over half the lead haulers, some were thrown off the road completely. It looked like most of the passenger haulers were intact. However, judging by the bones surrounding the wreckage there were very few, if any survivors. Read More »Outside the Cyrstal [ Chapter 1 ]

How To Keep Running

Business or Life, it’s all a marathon composed of literally running for your life until you meet your final resting place. “One foot in front of the other” is what they say. I was a runner once, and many people are not. What does it mean, to run a marathon?Read More »How To Keep Running

2018 Resolutions – 12 Projects

I write in my blog approximately once a week. I try and pick one to publish once a month. I’ve got some that are personal (Why I Hate Veterans Day) and some that are semi-interesting (Why Features Hide Value). But for 2018, I’m going to work on 12 fun/learning projects that aim to bring value to the world or myself. At the end of the month, the project is shipped or sacked. I’ve got an idea book and here are my upcoming projects … but don’t hold me to them since I reserve the right to change my mind at any time.Read More »2018 Resolutions – 12 Projects