Category Archives: From the Forge

Don’t Be Evil, Indeed

I suppose most of us believe they have the angels on our side, assuming we have some level of moral compass. Most people have some grinding, singular and very personal issue that outrages them and causes them to feel the need to take a stand. That said, there are some really awkward things that can […]

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What a world

If you’re unsure what 3d printing and 3d design is all about, I just wanted to share a quick project I built yesterday. You see, dear reader, I have what is commonly referred to as a Charlie Brown-sized head. It doesn’t help matters when I grow my hair long, since I have a Robert Plant-esque […]

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Why I sell solutions and not hours

7 or so years ago, I stopped selling time. When I first went out on my own, I though I had to come up with an hourly rate, stick to it and NEVER lower it. I would then estimate projects based on how many hours they would take and then come up with a budget […]

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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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