Year: 2019


On Saving Screenshots

After many years of working on products, I’ve picked up some peculiar traits. One of them is that I save all the screenshots I take. Some of them I eventually get rid of (or immediately depending on the nature of what was in the screenshot). But for the most part I keep them all. I …

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3 Professional Lessons From a Nicaraguan Drug Dealer

While traveling in El Salvador, I found myself in the surfing city of El Tunco. Not being excellent in Spanish made it a little difficult to get around at times, but enough people spoke English that I managed to do just fine. When I did overhear English, I’d typically strike up a conversation. While walking …

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What’s In a Title?

It might be easy to think that, “it’s ok, we’re a small company. I can totally give this person a COO, CMO, CDO, or whatever title you are considering them for.”  Unless you are completely certain of the this individual’s skill set and that they will be able to deliver, and at least initially grow …

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Refactoring Prioritization Through Instrumentation

Recently, I had the opportunity to rework a 15,000 line code base in Go. The intention was never to be a total rewrite, merely an update to a neglected app that just hummed along for years with few updates just doing what it was supposed to do. This exercise begged the question, how should I …

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Why I Need BJJ Help

I didn’t set out to write a full site for lots of people to use. I actually set out to find a way to organize the public content that is being created for Brazilian Jiujitsu by the great minds that are creating it. I found myself getting stuck in positions a lot and wondering exactly …

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