Hour

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.” — Richard Whately

ABT

Every story can be reduced to a simple ABT template. ________, and, _________, but, ________ therefore ______ “I can tell you the story of a little girl living on a farm in Kansas AND her life is boring, BUT one day a tornado sweeps her away to the land of Oz, THEREFORE she must undertake...

Sunday Saelos Update

Since it’s my weekend project and since today is Sunday I feel it’s an appropriate time to publish a quick update on Saelos. I’ve done the unthinkable. In the world of software development and releases some might say I’ve done the unimaginable. I announced a release date. That’s right, in case you missed my previous...

Thinking

Everything you think is a response to what someone else has thought and said. And when people commend someone for “thinking for herself” they usually mean “ceasing to sound like people I dislike and starting to sound more like people I approve of.” – How to Think, Alan Jacobs

Forums

Let it be known, here and now, there are few things I like less in the world of software than forums. The message boards from the 90’s turned into the forums of the ’00’s and the fallback failure of the ’10’s. Search engines have made forums remain relevant simply for SEO benefits and purposes and...

Market Smarter Not Harder

I think a lot about what’s coming next in the world. I focus a good bit of that time on the area where I spend most of my waking time – Mautic and marketing automation. When I set out to create Mautic I wanted to create a marketing automation platform that had never been seen...

Creativity

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.  – Steve Jobs

Paper Tigers

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. – Amelia Earhart

Introducing Saelos: A Personal Project

Some of you may have noticed that it’s been a little while since I posted a longer piece on my blog. That’s not because I haven’t wanted to but because of some other things I’ve been pouring every spare second into. Literally every spare second. We won’t get into a discussion on the topic of...