In honor of Seth Godin

On the website sethgodin.com, it says:

Seth Godin is an Author, Entrepreneur and Most of All, A teacher

By whoever wrote the About blurb on sethgodin.com

When I see that blurb, I think to myself (aside from pondering the confusing but possibly correct application of title case), “Can’t argue with that.” To say that Seth is merely an author is like saying a Vitamix is merely a blender: a vast understatement. And to my ear, his written voice is pretty much the same as his spoken voice, so I’m not sure if he actually writes, but rather just speaks into the paper.

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Why and how I started developing my own WordPress theme

The opinions stated here are my own, not those of my company.

tl;dr – I recently (Dec 2018) started a new WordPress theme, Moderately Austere (GitHub link), as a fork of the Twenty Seventeen (WordPress link) theme. Forking an existing theme, instead of starting from scratch, was the best way for me to get started in theme development and customization.

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One of my favorite things about working at Adobe was the small library

Note: This was migrated from my old Medium blog. I have decided to migrate from Medium to WordPress, and I’ll write about the reasons why soon, stay tuned.

I worked at Adobe from 2002 to 2005. What I worked on is a topic for another time. But, one of my favorite things about working there was the library.

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My 2017 Twitter Year in Review: Small Data Edition

Note: This was migrated from my old Medium blog. I have decided to migrate from Medium to WordPress, and I’ll write about the reasons why soon, stay tuned.

Big Data has been a Thing™ for over a decade now. Google published the GFS paper in 2003 and the MapReduce paper in 2004. Hadoop started a few years later. Interestingly, the Google Trends trend for “Big Data” didn’t start to take off until 2011, though:

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On Courtesy

Note: This was migrated from my old Medium blog. I have decided to migrate from Medium to WordPress, and I’ll write about the reasons why soon, stay tuned.

I fly a lot — nearly every weekend — for personal/family reasons. It’s expensive, tiring, and disruptive in many ways.

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How to write good blog posts: my personal guidelines

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Hello and welcome to my post on how to write good blog posts. I first wrote this in July 2015, but I last updated it in Feb 2019. Writing well, blog posts and otherwise, is an important topic for me, so I’m going to update this post for years to come, as I keep getting better at writing and blogging.

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OK Medium, you win. For now.

Note: This was migrated from my old Medium blog. I have decided to migrate from Medium to WordPress, and I’ll write about the reasons why soon, stay tuned.

Call me old school, but I believe that a personal website is an essential part of your identity on the Web, a necessary counterpoint to the curated social media game (Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, etc). For coders, a canonical example is Jeff Atwood’s codinghorror.com.

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