What are you shooting for?

I’ve been pre-occupied with preparing for the backpacking season. I just bought a Delorme PN-40 GPS unit, and I’ve enjoyed playing around with it and learning how it works. A quality GPS device gets good reception and accurately tells you where you are located. When you look at your career, how do you determine if you are on track? Continue reading

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Task Management: Prioritizing To-Do Items

Over the years I’ve used several different systems for managing tasks. Some of them were PHP based. More recently I’ve had the pleasure in working with a system called Basecamp. Continue reading

PHP: Cheap. Easy. Fast. Flexible.

Every web programmer has different opinions in what they think is the best web programming language for certain tasks. Speed, ease of use, flexibility, learning curve, popularity and feature list are a few criteria you can use in “judging” a programming language.

Take a look at the positives and negatives that I see with the PHP language. Continue reading

Website Specification How to Guide: Project Requirements

Creating a website specification is the most important task of a project. Get this wrong and the whole project can tank, including making an unhappy customer and an unprofitable project. Get the website specification right and you can meet the project deadline and bring in profit. The importance of this is often under estimated. Implementing these techniques to create the website requirements and the project timeline will make your life easier and your clients happy. Continue reading