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Technologist, Father of 2, Enjoys nerdy hobbies
Technologist, Father of 2, Enjoys nerdy hobbies

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Conversion rates desktop web vs. mobile
There's an interesting discussion going on regarding the fact that for online retailers the conversion rate for desktop web sites is 55-65%, and for the same retailers the mobile conversion rate is 35-45%. Some people think that is a result of the screen di...
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Java 1.7 features of note : try-with-resources and suppressed exceptions
In Java 1.7, a new feature called "try-with-resources" was
introduced.  This is a specialized "try"/"catch" block
that recognizes that you have a "closable" resource that must be
closed.  Using this feature will ensure the resource is closed at the end
of t...
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Money vs. Wealth: a comparison
Much thanks to Deepak Chopra MD.  He wrote an article that recently appeared on LinkedIn titled "How to Live the Difference Between Money and Wealth" .  This article succinctly describes the gap between having money and leading a happy existence.  As a fan ...
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Context and Access Trumps Incentivizing Innovations
According to a recent Harvard Business Review blog posting, adding rich incentives for innovation yields at best mediocre and unusable ideas .  It's my guess that people who can and do innovate will do so because it is in their nature, not because they need...
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Window tiling utility; power user productivity
This is very cool, and worth your time.  The screenshot is XP, but the utility works with Windows 7. http://www.winsplit-revolution.com/
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Bitcoin is going mainstream
This morning I read on Forbes that Overstock.com is going to start accepting bitcoin payments , probably through Coinbase or Bitpay .  These two companies are really poised to rake in all the spare nickles floating around the market.  This is really good fo...
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Of whales and sardines: sales in professional services
Spend long enough in a professional services project environment, and you'll notice a tendency over time to chase "whales".  Large projects with expansive scope that look great because of their big price tag. These projects also tend to be very complex, wit...
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Why do websites still have local log-in systems?
I was shocked today when perusing the PC Pro website, that they still require you to create an account on their system to post a comment. To be fair, I'm not contesting the usefulness of having an authentication mechanism. It keeps us a little safer from an...
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Arbitrage opportunity for bitcoin payments
I see a huge opportunity coming up. Retailers everywhere are (always) looking for a cheap way to attract more purchases without huge valuation fluctuations. Bitcoin owners want to determine a practical and legal use for their currency. Bitcoin values are tr...
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