The world needs a better way to exchange real live business referrals and leads.
That’s what is at the core of our latest project, LeadAce.
Many of you reading this have, for years, thought that Adsense was the end-all be-all of referral systems, and that may be true for certain types of businesses. However there is another world out there that many tech professionals, like myself, may not realize exists.
There is a world where professionals (like doctors, lawyers, insurance salespersons, consultants, and more) pay good money every day to be referred to parties interested in their services. Many… Continue reading
So I’ve been a published author now for over a year and it feels pretty good.
Ok. Wait. Let me unpack part of that sentence a bit:
“I’ve been a published author…”
The truth of this statement depends on your perspective. To stuffy old publishing industry types, being a published author means that you have “paid your dues” in one form or another and have successfully convinced, cajoled, or outright threatened an established publisher to fund your life long enough to churn out a physical book.
I didn’t do that.
Instead I took advantage of the tools available to… Continue reading
Talk about iteration! This morning I announced my redesigned dashboard for the popular Hacker News website (news.ycombinator.com), humbly dubbed “Hacker News 2.0“. The site was promptly swamped with ALOT of traffic, which then caused the server to be blacklisted (or at least temporarily blocked) by the original HackerNews site – the source for all of HN2‘s content. Of course the comments poured in pointing out that the site “doesn’t work”.
Well here we are several hours, and a few lines of code later, and the site is back up and running faster than ever. now instead of… Continue reading
I don’t believe this. After getting absolutely destroyed in the press, in court of public opinion, and almost dragged into the real courts themselves, Sony has the (ahem) audacity to not encrypt the logon to the PlayStation Store website.
Don’t believe me, here’s the HTML of the Iframe that loads when you click, “Login”.
<iframe width=”350″ height=”410″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” id=”signin-iframe” name=”signin-iframe” style=”height: 510px; margin-top: 0px; width: 954px; ” src=”https://store.playstation.com/external/index.vm?returnURL=http://us.playstation.com/uwps/PSNTicketRetrievalGenericServlet”></iframe>
Note the lack of an HTTPS prefix.
Want more proof?
What does this mean to you? It means that whenever you visit Sony’s PlayStation Store website and you login,… Continue reading
So I have this idea. Maybe its’ a good one and maybe it’s a bad one, but it’s mine so I’m sticking with it.
My idea is that tech companies today have the wrong idea about things. We’ve seen, since the 90′s the rise of one-trick-pony companies that form around one single product and then spend years of their lives trying to make that product a success.
Most of these guys fail.
My idea is that those that fail, and even those that succeed, both have the wrong idea. Quite frankly the only difference I see between… Continue reading