Category Archives: From the Forge

Command line video processing

I’m gonna jump right into the technical stuff and see if anybody pays attention to these kinds of posts. As my buddy Jason once said: “Yeah that command line <bleep> is real <bleeping> interesting”. He was right, but wasn’t real interested in the really nerdy part of linux like I was (and am). While compiled […]

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Not to pick on Millenials, but…

I suppose every generation thinks the next generation has it “easier” (and they’re right, of course). That’s the whole point of parenting…Make your kids not have to struggle with the things you had to struggle with and provide them a better life than the one you had. I spend a bit of time in a […]

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Dealing with difficult clients

I was actually going to be funny and just have one word be the entire content of this post: DON’T Yeah, haha mr. funny guy. How bout’ you quit with the jokes and make with the words? In my experience the only thing more challenging than dealing with difficult clients is figuring out they are […]

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Marketing for the non-marketer?

If there is one thing I’ve never been comfortable with, it’s promoting myself. Ironic, given my history of screaming at people with a microphone in a metal band all those years (Please, not another “I used to play in a band” story…Not this time). As I’ve been candid about in my E-Book, I pride myself in […]

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The DIY ethic

A good friend of mine pointed out something to me about 10 years ago that never occurred to me, even while I was right, smack dab in the middle of it: “Nobody is going to help you.” Let me add some color and context to this. At the risk of bringing this up yet again […]

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Data vs. Information

When I take on any project that will serve data to multiple users, I’ve found that there are two inevitabilities (or eventualities, if you prefer): This app will eventually send email This app will eventually require reporting. Granted, I’m a data nerd.  I love looking in piles of data for gold.  Virtually every time I’ve been […]

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Idea vs Execution

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve tried to work on a few things about myself that aren’t healthy.  I was a notorious grudge-holder when I was younger, and somewhere along the line I lost my ability to be as patient with people as I used to be.  Another thing I’ve tried to hone is my perception […]

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Would you rather be informed or outraged?

Photo by Phil Coffman on Unsplash I rarely venture out into politics with these newsletters, for obvious (and not-so-obvious) reasons.  Obviously, this is not the proper platform for it.  Not-So-Obviously, I just don’t believe that engaging in political discussion online does anything but cause people to simplify their opinion of you to a goofy bumper-sticker slogan.  This idea […]

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