Maintainability is the name of the game

Thought technology can be a lucrative investment it depreciates quickly. If the only person or two that knows how to maintain a peace of that technology jump ship or get ‘hit by a bus’ then that depreciation happens all the faster and your investment quickly becomes worthless. Beyond that if…

My advice for those of looking for a 'job'

Maybe you graduated college 6 months ago or your last contract ended 6 months ago. What have you been doing since then? You will get asked this question and if you answer "Looking for jobs" then you will sound desperate and sad. About a year and a half ago I…

The 2nd most important thing I know about sales

The 2nd most important thing I know about sales: I am no master salesmen. When I first started out in this game I couldn't close a deal to save my life. But years of being on the front line of startups often times with my own money on the line…

Random thoughts on Artificial Intelligence at 1am

From time to time I suffer from intense bouts of insomnia. Tonight it seems I cannot get my Fish Tank project off my mind. Fish Tank is a genetic learning algorythem library written in NodeJS that started as a hackathon project. I started out by teaching it how to play…

A rough alpha version of my book is finally here!

Moments ago I typed the final keystrokes of version 0.0.14 of my book! Damn it feels good. I have been writing various drafts for years but got serious about it at the end of summer and it has been a grueling couple of months. The process so far…

Project February

A growing number of my friends have bounced around the idea of getting the hell out of Wisconsin for the cold winter months. Its about time we do it or shut up. So I am taking the first steps by creating a Google group so we can all get on…