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Becoming Scrum Master with Jeff Sutherland

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Last week I attended the Certified Scrum Master class with Jeff Sutherland, one of the inventors of Scrum, and founder of Scrum Inc. Scrum is an agile methodology, used by about 10% of companies today, which produces astounding results compared to the old waterfall method. Jeff covered material from several Harvard Business Review articles that show how Scrum is a ... Read More »

Why I Switched back to EVO from SENuke?

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SENuke and EVO are both powerful SEO tools. It wasn’t the price savings, but the time savings that made me switch back to EVO from SENuke.  I actually like SENuke better conceptually, but it takes more time to use. Read my full blog here: http://massnichewebsitebuilders.com/blogs/evo-vs-senuke-two-powerful-seo-tools-why-i-cancelled-senuke-today/ Share on Facebook Read More »

When Your Google Calendar Software Let’s You Down…

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My next BizTalk contract won’t be in Richmond, Virginia, thanks to Google Calendar! I use Google Calendar everyday, and until now, it has always alerted me to my events and meetings.  Today, I missed a phone interview because I actually change the google event from blue to red to make it “more important”.  My private calendar is red, and my ... Read More »

Avro’s Flight Simulator (X-Plane)

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Is it my new home video game?  Not quite, this is the flight simulator for the CF105 Avero Arrow project (described in my last blog). It runs X-Plane, which allows engineers to fully simulate any aircraft, with a lot of programming and configuration. I’m sure they will accept you as a volunteer if you want to contribute some C language ... Read More »

A Bad WebSite Landlord

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Some of them internet marketing courses talk about websites as though they are real estate; and compare having many small sites to having many rental properties. This is a good analogy, but like rental properties, web sites can get “run down”.  A few years ago, I created quite a few sites for SEO and marketing purposes, and I left them ... Read More »

New Job in Calgary

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I flew to Calgary this week for a new job, helping a government agency to convert from the IDMS on the mainframe to a Microsoft environment.  For now, I’m staying about two blocks from the office (left modern building shown in photo), but probably after a 5-8 weeks, I’ll be working from home in Texas, with occasional travel back to ... Read More »

My Plan to Convert PHP-Fusion sites to WordPress.

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I’m working on a plan on my other site for converting PHP-Fusion sites to WordPress.  PHP-Fusion is a “content management system” (CMS), in which the website can be built almost entirely using a web-browser, and users/authors can update the site with minimal technical skills.  The full plan and reasons for converting from PHP-Fusion are listed in two blogs on that ... Read More »

Google Reveals Stats in “Amicus Curiae” Brief

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Google recently filed an “amicus curiae” brief in a New York federal court case where EMI (record label) is suing MP3tunes.  An amicus curiae is someone, not a party to a case, who volunteers to offer information to assist a court in deciding a matter before it. The information provided may be a legal opinion in the form of an ... Read More »

Converting Phatnotes to Evernote

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Over the weekend, I convert over 800 notes from Phatnotes to Evernote.  I originally used Phatnotes (from a company called Phatware) to sync notes from my PC to my old windows-mobile phone.  When I switched to Blackberry, I gave up and did without the notes on my phone.  But now that I have an Android phone, I decided to give ... Read More »