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Chad Loder
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Tech company founder, computer security expert, startup advisor
Tech company founder, computer security expert, startup advisor

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I am reading this amazing book called "do less", and going through each part of my life one-by-one to simplify and organize my life. I have TOO MUCH STUFF!!! I can't believe all of the things I have accumulated. First thing to go was my TVs, then I realized I didn't need a Netflix account any more. Then I sold my DVD collection - except for my Tenia "Learn to Salsa" DVDs which I will always keep 

Now I am starting to sell off and donate a lot of my other unnecessary things. Clothes I haven't worn in years that I have been dragging with me from home to home. Electronics and audio gear that I've had sitting around for months and never hooked up since I moved to my new apartment. Even stupid things like extra kitchen utensils, plastic food storage containers (where did all the lids go???).

And my GOD, the paperwork! I have such a huge mountain of paperwork everywhere. This book has some really good lessons on how to reduce the incoming paperwork, put most bills on auto-pay, unsubscribe from the supermarket circulars, and have the rest of my correspondence convert to email/online (like the insurance mail that always says "This is not a bill. This is a summary of benefits paid").

You'll be seeing some posts from me saying "Giving away the following items" or "Please see this Craigslist post, I am selling XYZ". I can already picture my sister calling me concerned for my mental health. Asjylynm, don't worry, everything is OK. Just getting rid of things I don't need or don't use. :-)

This book is great, and it's such a short and simple read. It really talks about the mental burden that clutter and disorganization puts on us, and we have just learned to cope with it and we don't take the time to realize how much of a toll it takes on us! Check out the book :)
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New Auto Scaling lifecycle hooks allow you to exercise additional control of the instance launch & termination process. You can also now remove instances from groups or put them into a Standby state. http://ow.ly/zLlyn
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both parent and child have a need for being heard.... 
It would go better if: 
1. repeat back what the kid says so that message sent is message is received. 
2. connect to the need behind the cupcake....it is not as easy as you think: choice, taste, hunger.  --- it is a kids job to get their need met any way they can... even if it is at the expense of other needs (respect for parent--- as if a kid at this age knows the definition of respect, most 20yrs struggle with this concept)
3. connect to the need of the parent: Being heard, trust, awareness, truth  --- a bit of a stretch for a kid of this age to grasp... 
4. make a clear and present request and have them repeat it back (what you would like, not what you don't want)
www.billstierle.com 
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Hat tip to +Dharmesh Shah for posting this. MA governor +Deval Patrick is considering introducing legislation banning non-compete agreements. It's a great move.

I have always thought non-compete agreements are bad for business and bad for workers. If you're running a great company and hiring well, you shouldn't have to worry about non-compete agreements!
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Day 303 of The 365 Day Experiment. Start Up Junkies Support Each Other's Habits. 

A friend stepped away from a company he helps to found, and in doing communicates with the company one of the best articulations of what it's like to build a company from infancy I've ever read.  We are a crazy breed, we start up junkies.  But you'll probably never meet a group of more passionate and risk taking people in your life. 

http://peopleinnovator.blogspot.com/

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/peopleinnovator
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