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experience

How many years of experience do you have?

I’m currently working my way through a great book, Speed of Trust. I discovered the book thanks to a comment made by John Hinshaw in a meeting I attended a few months ago, so I picked up a copy. In the book, Stephen M. R. Covey identifies what he calls the four cores of trust. […]

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How to make Running Shoes pay the Mortgage

How to make Running Shoes pay the Mortgage

Back in 2008 I was feverishly trying to turn a few small websites of mine into something more than just a waste of time. I had invested as many as seven years into some of them. I worked through countless iterations. I change features and logos and colors and anything else that I could think […]

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Get A Day Job

Get A Day Job

The gleam and apparent glamor of the internet marketing way of life has created its own host of bewildered onlookers wondering why they can’t make a fortune overnight. The sales letters they read day in and day out clearly explain that it should be possible with “virtually no experience” and on “100% autopilot”. All you […]

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Don't Waste Your Time With Goals In 2011

Don’t Waste Your Time With Goals In 2011

I absolutely LOVE the entrepreneurial culture in America. Sure it exists elsewhere, but I seem to remember being saturated by it when I was even just a boy. For example, I loved hearing stories about my Grandpa who started life with next to nothing in a tiny cabin in the hills outside Salt Lake City. […]

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Good sales copy for a non-market

Good sales copy for a non-market

Oh the lure and luster of good sales copy. It’s like anticipating an inheritance or buying a lottery ticket that just ‘has to win’. I’m sure that someone is about to head straight to the comments and tell me that writing good sales copy is scientific and not at all like the lottery. If you […]

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Build a Wireless Microphone for your Kodak Zi8 (under $60)

Build a Wireless Microphone for your Kodak Zi8 (under $60)

I absolutely love my Kodak Zi8. One of the reasons I chose the Kodak Zi8 was that it accommodates an external microphone. It turns out that the built in microphone is very high quality, but it’s range is only several feet. If you’re recording puts you any further away or want really great sound, you’ll […]

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Two Seductive Illusions

Two Seductive Illusions

One of the books I’m currently reading is a biography on George Washington (His Excellency). In it, the author points out something that I think captured a pure, unfiltered glimpse into humanity. I always pause when I see that glimmer of raw humanity because it almost always applies to more of life than the small […]

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The myth of the perfect programmer (or marketer)

The myth of the perfect programmer (or marketer)

Cool looking actor #1: “It’s the pentagon. Do you think we can just walk right in and take whatever documents we want?” Geeky looking actor #2: “Watch me turn this wrigley’s gum wrapper, a AAA battery and some titanium shavings from my laptop case into an instant bypass of this multi-million dollar security system”. Don’t […]

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Semiconductor Device Physics (or a little more about me)

Semiconductor Device Physics (or a little more about me)

I know this post is a bit off topic, but there are some folks that would like to know a little bit more about my background.  As it turns out I’ve been programming computers since about 1997 (although some of my first programs date back to the late 1980’s). Engineering vs. Programming By the time […]

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3D software box using photoshop and blender

3D software box using photoshop and blender

This is going to be a long post, so settle in.  There have been a few times that I’ve wanted to get a picture of a fictitious software box or ebook.  There are  numerous ways to accomplish this, including Photoshop action files, custom software, online services and paying someone to do it.  Well, early this […]

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