Last year, 11 months ago, Gizmodo posted an article claiming Grooveshark Will Soon Be Destroyed. Man, I am glad they got that one wrong. I love Grooveshark. I admit, I never used Grooveshark in the old days. In fact I only stumbled upon it in the last year. (After it was supposed to be dead).…Read More Why I am glad Gizmodo got it wrong about Grooveshark
So tonight I attended a brilliant talk on leadership by Dave Olson. When I wasn’t aggressively taking notes I found myself nodding in agreement. Here is a summary of the 10 traits of an amazing leader. 1. It’s where the buck stops We are all leaders. Some seem to naturally attract people’s respect and ears,…Read More 10 traits of an amazing leader, you can have
I’ve been setting up a LEMP server, Nginx Mysql PHP, on Ubuntu and lost my root mysql password. Here’s what I did to reset the password in Terminal. After logging into my server via SSH on Terminal I ran the following lines in Terminal. # /etc/init.d/mysql stop # mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables & $ mysql -u root…Read More How to reset the root mysql password if you forget it
Burnout is the worst. There is nothing quite like it. You go from performing at 100% to less than 50% and there is nothing you can do to boost your output. Not even caffeine helps. I remember the first time I experienced burnout. We had just attended a trade show in Toronto. The months prior…Read More Burnout kills. 7 simple ways to overcome burnout learned from personal experience!
Here are three of the things I would have done differently when originally founding my startup had I started with the knowledge and experience that I have today. Testing grounds. Originally when we developed our products we never really tested them. Instead, we built our products to work the way we imagined they would and then…Read More 3 simple ways we could have built our startup faster and cheaper!
I watched this fantastic video by the guys behind Flight of the Conchords, a hilarious duo folk band by Bret and Jemaine. I’m sure most of you are familiar with their TV show Flight of the Conchords, a self-defeatist comical satire, if you aren’t be sure to watch some of the episodes. These guys got involved…Read More Crowd sourcing customers 101
I’ve had a crazy week. Steve, Angela and I have been asking ourselves very important questions like, “What are the needs of our customers?” And we have struggled to come up with definitive answers. Last friday we sat around our boardroom with beers and taco chips hashing out the different layers of our customers needs.…Read More When luck meets learning is the outcome different?
About 3 weeks ago I wrote an article about remote teams. It’s a new experiment for us and so far it is working out well. But being only a short while into it, it’s really too soon to call it successful. However, there is a secret here that I believe will make it successful. Focus.…Read More The power of focus
As of yesterday, our company, Simple Engine [media], has embarked on a new journey, remote teams. We still have our main office, the HQ, with our core team working from there. We are just excited to add some new members to our team, who will be working remotely. Remote teams brings with it some big…Read More Remote teams
I wanted to improve my Git workflow, so I went about using GitHub’s Service Hooks to set up a web hook to my development server. The idea being that I would have GitHub ping my server every time I or anyone else pushes to the master GitHub repository. The idea was pretty simple. I would…Read More Solved: Running git pull from a php script causing an error?