Something that has always bugged me about the way that folks talk about agile and other flavors of management methodologies is that the methods are always phrased as something brand new. When in reality they very rarely are. Continue reading “Old School Management Techniques That Still Matter”
I got schooled on consultative sales by WaldochSports.com yesterday. I called about a new John Deere x350 at the insistence of a good friend because he thought the x360 I was buying used was overpriced.
A human answered and quickly transferred me to a sales rep who is the king nerd of John Deere mowers, and he suggested the I get the used x360 because “it is a heck of a deal, and those are real good, we sold a lot of them. The x360 is more like the current x390 selling for over $5k”.
Beat the #1 search result on Google
Schema.org metadata is a standard agreed upon by all major search engines to give content creators the ability to describe their content with more than traditional meta title & meta description we’ve used for years. Continue reading “Schema.org For Busy Professionals”
UPDATED: 8/22/16 Andromium breaks Kickstarter funding records, plus fixing some embarrassing spelling mistakes.
tldr; smartphones are poised to be the main form factor for all general purpose personal computing, and that’s great.
Last Friday was my favorite human’s birthday.
Since she’s a grown ass woman with an outstanding career, had already bought what she wanted, and I am a shameful procrastinator, I was last minute buying a new smartphone at the local T-Mobile store. An experience that makes my skin crawl, hate sales staff, hate glitz, hate the feeling I’m getting screwed no matter what I do. It feels like Wells Fargo pushing a shady mortgage but greasier.
Continue reading “The Future is Mobile Only”
Most of us in Web Dev are familiar with making CMS based websites, but adding languages is a very occasional task. The good news is that multiple languages don’t have to be very hard, but the bad news is that each language added increases the content management task’s complexity, and done poorly translations are a budget killer.
Continue reading “16 Tips for Multi-Language Websites”
How to get into Web Development with NO degree and NO debt.
I woke up this morning listening to MPR reporting on 800 newly unemployed workers from the now former Ford Ranger Plant. In that report a couple lamented the end of a time when someone could get a good job, work hard, and achieve the American dream of a nice home, & enough money to raise kids and retire.
Fortunately it’s still possible to get a good job making websites, it’s just not easy, but neither is working on an assembly line so lets suck it up and talk about a plan.
Continue reading “No degree? No Problem (some hard knocks may apply)”
It is not well documented how to use the format option for sfWidgetFormJQueryDate in the sfFormExtrasPlugin for Symfony 1.4.
However, once I learned about sfWidgetFormJQueryDate’s date_widget option it was pretty easy. Just create a new date widget and use the format option there.
Continue reading “Quick Tip: using format option with sfWidgetFormJqueryDate”
This is a web development blog, and I intend to keep it that way. However, I feel the issue of equal rights for all Americans is so important that I need to take advantage of the handful of hits a day I get to do my part to support marriage equality and individual rights. Continue reading “I support equal rights for all families”
The hardest part of interactive projects is not the coding or ideation, its working efficiently as a collaborative team. There are ways to spend a ton of hours & money on your infrastructure, and then invest hours of maintenance every month, all on tools that don’t directly make you money.
Continue reading “Interactive Infrastructure for under $25 a month”