Deliver Early – a startup series (part 5/6)

To deliver early, there are a few key (not secret) ingredients. They may seem like common sense, but I have heard time and time again that people don’t do this… so here goes: Make Delivering a Feature of your MVP If you don’t ship it, then you haven’t finished your MVP. For those who don’tRead More

Listen First – a startup series (part 4/6)

It is critical to listen first before taking any action. Listening is slowly becoming a dying art in today’s world. We are quick to jump to solutions, to attempt to finish sentences, and to solve problems that don’t exist because we don’t listen. The key to listening for a start-up is to know WHO toRead More

Be Polite – a startup series (part 3/6)

Most of us are aware of what polite is, at least in our minds. However, you need to realize that what you consider polite and what other’s consider polite may vary GREATLY. Being a developer, I am a very linear individual, zeros and ones, black and white. Over the years, I have realized that sometimesRead More

Be Punctual – a startup series (part 2/6)


Being punctual is key to many things in life. I have interviewed and been interviewed hundreds of times (ok, it just seems like that but it is probably close to around a hundred). I am going to tell a few of stories of punctuality (or lack thereof). First Example: I get everything ready, conference roomRead More

That was easy… – a startup series (part 1/6)

Become a good writer is all about writing a lot. I was working on connecting medium, creating a social media following, and so much more. Now I am writing because I love to write. That is all. I love to share information and to teach others things I have learned.

A Medium Summary of recent posts…

The Code Monkey

I have been posting more on medium rather than here. For no other reason than traffic purposes. I don’t write because of ad revenue, but because I have information I want to share. Here are some of my more recent posts that you may find interesting if you are just getting here…

VS Code – Open HTML using tasks

I love VS Code. If you didn’t know that, you haven’t taken my class, followed my tweets, or ever met me. I like it as much as a CrossFitter likes to talk about CrossFit or a Vegan likes to tell you how healthy they are. Yes, I like it that much. I was irritated byRead More

Medium Posts are coming…

The Code Monkey

Hey All, I have been writing a little bit more on Medium rather than here, mainly because they are different posts. They are more lifestyle kind of posts, rants, and just me being me. I will continue to keep this to be focused on technology and business. Feel free to subscribe to both! 🙂 ThanksRead More

Coding Best Practices – Really?

I tend to start with a disclaimer for similar topics, but not in this case. I have seen so many developers have such a dogmatic approach to “coding best practices” that the lack of innovation, open-mindedness, and just plain arrogance baffles me. When I was a junior developer, I wrote code to solve the problem.Read More

Inspirational Coding

I attended a hack night at BigNerdRanch, yes, that really is the name. It turned out no one could make it, traffic, weather, etc…. However, the people from BigNerdRanch hung out with me anyway. I expected it to be a bust, but having that time to just hack at code again, even if it wasRead More