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Category Archives: Business
There’s an old saying that if you want to judge the character of the person you’re on a date with, you should pay attention to how they treat the waitstaff. Is she polite even when she doesn’t have to be? … Continue reading
I get a lot of emails asking if I know of any Ruby job opportunities, or if I know any available Ruby developers. Since I don’t really have time to play matchmaker, I thought I’d try an experiment. So! This … Continue reading
This the text of an email I sent to the CEO of Outright, a financial tracking service I’ve been using for a few months, on learning they’d been acquired by GoDaddy. Not strictly coding related; but I thought since it … Continue reading
This is not strictly software-development-related, but a number of developers have asked me about my experience finding and working with a remote assistant. I’ve had my assistant for a few months now and I thought I’d jot down some notes … Continue reading
A lot of people asked me to report on my experience with 99Designs, so now that the contest is over I thought I’d jot down some notes. For those who don’t know, 99Designs is a “design crowdsourcing” service. You post … Continue reading