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Posts tagged Inspiration

Four Important Lessons…

Something happened yesterday that illustrates four important lessons that I have learned and lived by for a good portion of my life, and I wanted to write about it. First the story, then the lessons… A friend that I follow on twitter is a writer of erotic short stories. Late one night a couple of […]

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Pride and Joy

Please forgive the detour I took on my blog with this post. Those of you who follow me regularly on Twitter may have noticed my absence for the last few days. The picture above explains it quite nicely (Not a great one of me, but the wife and kids look fantastic). The last couple of […]

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On Tradition and Accomplishments…

I have often though that certain traditions can be a destructive force to productivity. The engineer in me cringes whenever I hear the phrase “Well…that’s they way we’ve always done it…”; blindly following the traditional way of doing things, without questioning why, should always raise a red flag. Something happened to me recently that caused […]

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You, the expert!

In my post entitled “On risk, and the fear thereof…” I ask the reader to enter “+Skype +English” into Google to show that there are people out there who sell their expertise translating documents or by teaching a foreign language. This got me thinking, are there other sites or services out there that expedite the […]

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No Pain, No Gain…

On April 7 of this year, I stepped on the scale and my heart sunk; I was 236 lbs. Factoring in my height, if you calculated my BMI, I was 1/100 point off of the start of obesity. I was the stereotypical couch potato geek, who’s only form of exercise was typing. Why, you may […]

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On risk, and the fear thereof….

I am going to address something I read in an online forum this morning. It was written by someone who read through my blog and posted a comment on it. I write this not as a slam on him/her, but because until quite recently, I thought the same thing. The comment that the poster made […]

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The secret of my success…

Even though I currently work for a fairly large corporation, I have always tried to maintain an entrepreneurial attitude. For me, it’s not “our customers”, they are “MY customers”. I have been with the company for several years now, though layoffs, outsourcing, reorganizations and buyouts; this is probably the main reason they keep me around […]

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On patterns…

As a programmer, I am a big proponent of Patterns. In Computer Science, Design Patterns are basically reusable solutions to common problems that crop up when you are in a project’s design phase. Patterns represent the wisdom and collective knowledge of programmers that stand the test of time. They save time and effort, in that […]

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Move To…Move Away…

I remember reading something somewhere that all of human behavior derives from two basic tendencies: “seek pleasure” and “avoid pain” or on a more basic level, move towards something, move away from something. Yesterday, I posted a link to Catherine Lawson’s excellent collection of resources for entrepreneurs. She saw it and came to my blog […]

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…and Ye Shall Receive…

So, this weekend we had a family emergency, and I had to get my wife up to New York City to tend to her ailing mother. (I had to pay through the nose for a last-minute airline ticket…arrrgh!). In the meantime, I am spending the week between work (and a very important project) and being […]

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