Monthly Archives: July 2013

What level of communication do we really need?

I recently spent a few years working on and selling equipment that allows people to have HD video conferences with the ability to share documents. Then I found myself as part of an elite team of software designers working on … Continue reading

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Power Mangement

As Canadians we have an abundance of cheap power, so we rarely need to concern ourselves with power management. Last week however there was a severe thunderstorm that passed north of Ottawa that did a real number on cottage country. … Continue reading

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Perspective

It happens every year, but for some reason I seem to forget how good it feels to back away from the keyboard every now and then. Last week a read a bunch of books, paddled around the lake and generally … Continue reading

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A new age…

Hey readers…. I have given up on hosting my own wp-server and have moved to the cloud. This server is now running on virtual-machine at blue-host. This means no more crashes when I’m away on holidays. I have migrated most … Continue reading

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What is a Generalist?

It’s Friday and the last day of re-runs. By now I will have a whole new batch of things to talk about, I will have read several new books both technical and recreational, will have consumed many beers and learned … Continue reading

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Here are 10 ways to guarantee that your best people will quit:

Day 4 of re-runs… This is a re-post of an article that I read on LinkedIn. LinkedIn said it was originally published in the April 2013 issue of Humetrics. I have been told all of these things before but I … Continue reading

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DIY Interpretation system

Day 3 of re-runs … When you are a small start-up you sometimes have to color outside the lines in order to get those foundation accounts. I don’t know if watching all those episodes of McGyver influenced the way I … Continue reading

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Body Language

Day two of re-runs … The language of the body often tells a completely different story than our spoken words. The study of body language is technically known as kinesics and has been put to use by sales people for … Continue reading

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Do tech companies have DNA?

Welcome to re-run week 😉 I was talking to a friend recently about a company that had restructured and left one of the founders in limbo as a result. My friend said that he was surprised that the company in … Continue reading

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I’m Back :), just in time for holidays…

So that was a crazy couple of weeks. Deadlines, 12 hours work days and coding marathons. In the end we got it done and hopefully the world will be a better place. It couldn’t happen at a better time for … Continue reading

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