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Platforms vs. Products: Google Does Some Soul Searching

A rant from a Googler comparing Amazon’s focus on a platform vs Google’s focus on products. Fundamental.

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Changing Roles at WP Engine

For some time, I’ve felt there was a change coming and today, I’m ready to announce that my role within WP Engine is changing. Starting today, I have transitioned into an advisory and consulting role with the company. Effective immediately, I will be taking the portion of the business that […]

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How is WordPress Subversion Organized

There’s some confusion about how WordPress organizes it’s Subversion (SVN) repository. Most SVN repositories are organized into three main directories, as is best practice — trunk, tags, branches. The repository can be found at http://core.svn.wordpress.org/ and a primer on how to use SVN for WordPress development can be found on […]

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Rules for Entrepreneurs: Release Early and Often

Last week, I wrote two articles outlining some philosophical ideas around entrepreneurship. This series of articles is all about giving away lessons I’ve learned throughout my five years as an entrepreneur in four different ventures. When you’re in the product business, you have to continually improve on your product. As […]

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Rules for Entrepreneurs: Compete and Collaborate

Photo by Roger Barker on Flickr. Google and Apple are not only competitors… they are collaborators. Indeed, Apple and Google both offer top level smartphones – The iPhone from Apple and the assortment of Android devices by Google (Google not only has its own phones but is the main proprietor […]

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Rules for Entrepreneurs: Do One Thing Well

Photo by bartb_pt on Flickr I have been an entrepreneur for just shy of 5 years full-time. Before that, I was engaged in entrepreneurial “things” for the previous 6 years. 4 companies. I am not a perfect entrepreneur and some would argue I’m not even a successful entrepreneur since I […]

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Digital Music is Dead, Long Live Digital Music: The Case for Spotify

Back in the 1990s, there was Napster. I mean, the original Napster not the shadow of a brand that is part of the Best Buy electronics offering. Napster effectively eliminated optical media by making people realize that the digital format was the only long-term, effective, space-saving way of having music […]

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Let Free Agency Begin

The 8th Circuit Court issued their ruling on the legality of the NFL lockout. They said the lockout was legal the injunction barring the lockout was not legal, but this money paragraph tells me that though players under contract can be locked out, those not under contract cannot as there […]

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Make the Web, Cloud Do Your Work So You Don’t Have To

Photo by Balleyne While perusing around the web yesterday (after sifting through my email post-vacation), I came across this Ars Technica article discussing the new Firefox upgrade timeline. It actually follows a similar upgrade timeline that WordPress adopted after WordPress 2.0 was released. The new policy outlines a 3-4 month window […]

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