There is a lot of hype about the real estate market in Victoria. The key is to not get burned when you sell your house in Victoria BC.
Ants seem to be tireless workers. They toil to feed massive colonies and carve out massive tunnel networks. They are a model of productivity. Or are they?
This Wednesday, I am starting at UVic on an eight month-plus stint as a web developer. Let's talk about the last four years.
I got a call from Vancouver. The caller wanted to buy my business. My globetrotting commercial empire? Sure: let’s talk.
What's my million dollar idea? I'm going to leverage greed to make money.
In the movie, The Great Escape, the POWs build three tunnels and they code named them “Tom,” “Dick,” and “Harry” as escape routes.
For the first years of coding, I built most things from scratch. Login systems, e-commerce systems, RSS generators, content management systems-- you name it. After a while, I developed a handy little spellbook of code for use and reuse in Perl, PHP and ASP. Still, that was my spellbook. By the early 2000s, most developers were learning that they didn’t have to re-invent the wheel. They used, reused or found code that worked.
I use Drupal a lot. This blog is built with Drupal. I have done the majority of my CMS web development in Drupal. I wanted this storefront to be built in Drupal. Instead, it’s built in WordPress.
What if you merge an angry fight-the-power mindset with an airy fairy concept? Even if the message is flaky, look at the end results. If the end results match your goals, go for it.
On my company page, I posted a series of processes, policies and practices. When I was writing them, they felt somewhat harsh. Here's a decoding the hows and the whys.