Don’t be an asshole – pay for software


I along with thousands of others have received an email from Evernote, notifying me that the current plan I’m on will be changing. The change will most likely incur a fee based on my usage. Like a lot of software shops lately, Evernote is rethinking how to prioritize and move their product forward in a […]

Family standups


To coincide with a piece I wrote a bit a go, my family has evolved our discussions every morning into actual “stand ups.” Every morning we have these discussions over coffee, and sometimes we revisit mid-way through the day to make sure we are on track or if we need to change plans. Raising two […]

I don’t hustle – I’m motivated


This word in my community, I hate it. It’s become such a culture that for the most part I despise. It encompasses the idea that one should be constantly grinding at anything and everything. To quickly move or push (someone) often in a rough way The Webster dictionary defines hustle in a few simple ways, but […]

Call me a fanboy


I worked at Apple, retail, for a few years in the early 2000’s. One of my first days actually was the iPhone 3G launch, and it was bananas. Good times and the energy of the store was just awesome. Prior to working at Apple and using Mac OS,  I was a pretty hardcore Linux user. The […]

My failed dessert


My problem I needed a centralized repository of all my media, photos and misc data that can be automatically backed up both locally and to the “cloud.” Intended solution I’ve been itching to get back into Linux for years and figured this could be the chance. I doubled down on a Raspberry Pi and some […]

Dude where’s my co-worker


As a strong remote working advocate, I have little to no patience for those who don’t contribute or give remote working a bad reputation. When you are a remote worker, it’s very clear to measure quality and quantity of work. Since this is basically the only metric as you’re not in a physical office. Communication […]

Why I think Zootopia is amazing


At the time of this aside I think the play count on this movie is up to about 12 in my household. My daughter can’t get enough of it and frankly neither can I. I love that this movie uses this super in depth and creative world, the city of Zootopia, as a vehicle to surface […]

I prefer the console


I wouldn’t consider myself a hardcore gamer, especially lately, but I have been around the nerd block for quite some time. I always played on a PC until about the Xbox 360. PC games were so accessible and relatively cheaper than console games, even before Steam got a lot of traction. There was also a lot of […]