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How the Other Half Works: an Adventure in the Low Status of Software Engineers

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When do bash init scripts run?

After years of trying to remember when all of my bash init scripts run, asking officemates what order they’re in, or looking it up in books, I finally found a chart the lays it all out for me. Bravo to Solipsys … Continue reading

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Xbox Live Indie Marketplace – The Sales Funnel from Heck!

Almost 3 years ago (to the day) some friends and I released Hoardzz to the Xbox Indie Marketplace.  We managed to botch our release by messing up our demo, which really ended up hurting our sales.  Even though Hoardzz rates in the top … Continue reading

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The Builder Entrepreneur

When I hear stories about entrepreneurs as kids, they always seems to involve kids going door-to-door selling stuff.  They have some kind of arbitrage play where they buy low, sell high and make a little bit of money (or sometimes … Continue reading

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I Hate Open Floorplans, It Makes Roger Come Out…

Last year I visited Adobe’s office in the Bay Area.  It was a wicked awesome office with a ton of really cool things, basketball court on the roof, wind turbines, and designer space. However, when they went on to tout … Continue reading

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A Journeyman or a Master?

I had the opportunity to do my internship at LiquaDry, a fast growing food ingredient company that makes barley grass powder that go into products like Green Magma.  It was a pretty random place to work, but gave me great insights … Continue reading

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How long would this project take?

This is one of the questions I get most often and one of the hardest to answer.  The best way to answer this question is to answer in FTEs (Full-time Employees).  It is fairly easy to do because you just find … Continue reading

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The World is Flat^H^H^H^H Outsourced?

On old Unix systems, backspace would show up as ^H.  I couldn’t immediately find a way to strikethrough my title so I used ^H. I find a lot of people who want to outsource their development oversees or to another … Continue reading

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Should I Start a Tech Company?

I get asked this from time to time and most of the time I try to discourage non-coders from starting a tech company.  I find it totally okay if at least one of the founders have some coding background, but … Continue reading

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Hello World!

I am currently a BYU MBA student studying entrepreneurship.  In my prior life I wrote software and so the combination of the two sets me up to get asked a lot of questions about tech, engineers, and management.  I figured … Continue reading

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