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How it felt when we shut down our startup [or, at least, mothballed it]

January 9, 2017.Startup.#BiziPorts

I just sent off the first round of letters notifying people that we’re mothballing BiziPorts – our enterprise level CMS system. Now, while we haven’t agreed to fully shut it down, we haven’t done much work on it for quite some time. The last change commit in GitHub was dated fall of 2014. We haven’t […]

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TheAthletic.com. Great Chicago Sports website. An example that your first website won’t be perfect.

October 12, 2016.Digital Marketing.#startuplife

As I was talking about on my personal site, I was looking forward to checking out TheAthletic.com to see how it how it stacks up to other Chicago sports sites. But, it’s me, so while reading and skimming, I started getting into the guts of the website to see if there were things they could […]

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[List] Google Advertising and Analytics Programs (so far)

August 8, 2016.AdWords.#101

For a company that loves to talk about upsells and cross sells and direct response and ROI, Google has a tendency to make finding their additional services similar to a treasure hunt. via GIPHY In the name of One-Eyed Willie and all things spectacular, here they are, so far as I know them, written below: […]

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Is Asana's Task Dependencies feature available for free? Perhaps? Pretty Please?

August 4, 2016.Asana.#productivity

Katie sent me the link a couple days ago that cloud / browser-based PM Software Asana – a personal favorite of mine – is finally including task dependencies. I even scheduled out social media updates via Hootsuite to spread my joy. I did a happy dance. I picked up my dog, Lily, and twirled her […]

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Kinesis Advantage MPC USB / QD keyboard – after two-month’s use of a 2nd hand, 8-year-old machine.

September 9, 2015.Tools.#productivity

At the beginning of the year I called one of my best men, Gag, and started discussing my keyboard woes. I had just broken my 3rd Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard & Mouse in about 9 months. I pointed out that before this run of bad luck that previously I went through 4 Microsoft Natural Ergonomic […]

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So that’s why successful people make lists. F***aduck.

December 15, 2014.Asana.#BiziPorts

I’ve never been much for lists. They’re claustrophobic, restrictive. They feel like shackles, chafing every bit of the day. They leave me shaking and shivering, disheveled. I hadn’t been to the gym in a week, again. I’m better. Now I’m on again off again. But while on the elliptical tonight  my thoughts eventually drifted from […]

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How to Order Proactiv While Avoiding the Auto-Ship "Scam"

January 22, 2013.Digital Marketing.#direct response

For those looking: Compare Prices at Amazon.com (official affiliate link) Proactiv comes under casual scrutiny regarding their auto-ship / continuity program. What is an auto-ship program? It’s like a magazine subscription but for different products. They’re typically used in DVD collections, supplments & enhances are beauty products. Proactiv is one of the biggest autoship programs […]

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99 Weeks and the Recovery from the Corporate Needle

November 11, 2009.Digital Marketing.#livemercial

A long back-end of 2009 came to a peaceful end. I’ll miss the production crew, but unless something magical happens the synergy in that office we’ll never go back to the way it was. At least not today and probably not tomorrow. “I’ve seen the needle and the damage done,” – Neil Young. I’ve been […]

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