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Self-Employment: The Dark Side Of A Romantic Idea

Within my own life, there this is a constant tug-of-war as a small business owner between the work and interpersonal relationships. Recently, I came across two great blog posts that expand on this struggle. The second blog gathers some comments from readers and really gets interesting – the story about Frank was incredible. I wanted to share some of my own struggles with running a business for 10 years and maintaining relationships.

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6 Google Reader Feature Ideas

It’s not news that folks are bringing back the “Death of RSS” meme, in fact, this has been talked about many times in the past. However, much of the new talk is likely rooted at the demise of Bloglines. I have used the service in the past and stopped for the more useful and powerful Google Reader. One […]

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It’s HARD To Say I’m Self Employed!

The question everyone always asks almost immediately when you first meet them is “What do you do?” or “Where do you work?”. After this, I often try to deflect the conversation to something else – or try to make a silly comment to the effect of “I’m Unemployed”. Sometimes, when I’m pressed, I will admit that I’m Self Employed or that I own my business. I have pondered this more than once though; why is it so hard to say I’m self-employed?

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Is There A Way To Stop “Internet Broken Telephone”?

Broken Telephone. You’ve heard of that before right? When one person tells a story and the next person re-tells that same story, parts of it change. By the time many people have told the story – the most recent version you hear bears little or no resemblance to the original. You can certainly blame this on creative storytelling – but it’s clear that there is something very human about getting things wrong.

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A Feature Idea For Google Reader – Keep The Stream Centered

I have come to understand some of the best ways to make use of the sometimes massive stream of data by using the keyboard only. This is great because I can see in reverse chronology what I haven’t seen before and by moving through the list with the “M” and “N” keys I can mark the articles as I go through. The trouble with this is that I always have to keep propping up the stream. Google Reader needs to offer the feature of keeping the stream centered.

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What The Next Version Windows Needs To FIX To Remain Relevant: Migration

What Microsoft effectively did was force millions of loyal product faithful to use their “Easy Migration” tool. Sure, easy, but a guarantee that most users understand how Microsoft really sucks. Don’t think this a major fail by Microsoft? The fact is, you may not even know what you’re missing if you haven’t seen what’s possible otherwise. The answer is in the process of migration on both platforms. Let’s take a look.