Thursday, November 20th, 2014

How Do You Estimate What You Don’t Know?

In this video I answer a question about how to estimate something that you don’t know how to do yet.

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Monday, November 17th, 2014

Top Developer Gifts (And Tech Geek Gifts)

With the holidays around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to do another round-up of what I think are some of the best gifts for software developers, programmers and other technology geeks for this year. As you know, it can be very difficult to buy gifts for software developers, because, well, […]

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The Obstacle Is The Way

In this video, I review the book “The Obstacle Is They Way” by Ryan Holiday.

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Clock in trash, lost time concept
Monday, November 10th, 2014

Why You Don’t Have Enough Time (And How to Have More)

I already know your biggest problem. Why? Because, I have that same problem and so do millions of other people across the globe. To quote the internets, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” I don’t know a more true statement in all of history. It seems that no matter how much time we have, it’s […]

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Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Chrome Plugins and Apps I Use Regularly

In this video, I go over the Chrome Plugins and other non-developer apps I use regularly.

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Three copies of data, two local, one offsite or cloud
Monday, November 3rd, 2014

How to Create a Simple Backup Solution That You Can Trust

Backing up your data is really important. We’ve all heard too many stories of hard drives crashing or computers getting lost or stolen without having a backup and their owner’s suffering a horrible loss of irreplaceable data. So, if we all know that backing up data is so important, why don’t we do it? Well, […]

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Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Are You Living In The Past Or Future?

In this video I talk about the important of living in the present moment and give some tips on how you can make sure you aren’t living in the past or future.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014

5 Ways Software Developers Can Become Better at Estimation

In my last post, I detailed four of the biggest reasons why software developers suck at estimation, but I didn’t talk about how to solve any of the problems I presented. While estimation will always be inherently difficult for software developers, all hope is not lost. In this post, I am going to give you […]

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Software development estimation
Monday, October 20th, 2014

4 Biggest Reasons Why Software Developers Suck at Estimation

Estimation is difficult. Most people aren’t good at it–even in mundane situations. For example, when my wife asks me how much longer it will take me to fix some issue I’m working on or to head home, I almost always invariably reply “five minutes.” I almost always honestly believe it will only take five minutes, […]

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Monday, October 13th, 2014

Getting Started With Meteor Tutorial (In the Cloud)

In this Meteor tutorial, I am going to show you how to quickly get started with the JavaScript Framework, Meteor, to develop a Meteor application completely from the cloud. I’ve been pretty excited about Meteor since I first saw a demo of it, but it can be a little daunting to get started, so I […]

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014

How I Plan My Week

Want to know how I plan my week to get as much done as possible? Here it is. I use a tool called Kanbanflow to plan out my week based on Pomodoros. Using this technique I am able to be extremely productive, avoid distractions and know exactly what I’ll be able to get done each […]

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treadmill desk
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The Complete Guide to Treadmill Desk Walking While Working

Just about every day, I spend at least some portion of my day walking on a treadmill desk while doing my work. I started doing this about four years ago–and although I haven’t always been consistent with it–I’ve found it to be a very easy way to burn some extra calories during the day and […]

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