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A hard part about open source software

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jun. 7, 2020

Dear Reader, For Mother’s Day, I made my mom and mom-in-law a digital picture frame. I gave it an email address and family can send emails to a system that will show them on the frame. I assumed that once it was deployed, all my siblings and their kids would be excited to send picture to [...]Read …


Vendor, Customer, or Partner in Success?

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jun. 4, 2020

Dear Reader, I recently recorded an episode of “The Geek 2 English Podcast” that was a panel discussion on preparing your ecommerce store for Black Friday. My friend TJ Gamble said something that struck a note with me. He talked about having a “Hosting Partner”. Partner was his work but it hit home …


Be a Mentor

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jun. 3, 2020

Dear Reader, A lot of developers I know think that they could be so much more if they could just find a mentor to show them the way. This may or may not be true, that’s not the point of this thought. It’s find spending time looking for a mentor, I even give people advice [...]Read More...The post …


I don’t think I can afford that

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jun. 2, 2020

Dear Reader, Recently I was listening to “Ready, Fire, Aim“, a fantastic marketing and business book. In it, the author, Michael Masterson, wrote about a lesson in negotiating that he learned from a business partner he once had that he calls BB. Masterson writes: “…I have discovered a much simpler, …


Why I love Scuba Diving

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Mar. 20, 2020

Dear Reader, I love Scuba Diving. I love it so much I volunteer to help others learn how to dive at least once a month. One of the reasons I love scuba diving is the respect that divers find for each other. When sitting on a boat gearing up to dive, there is a lot [...]Read More...The post Why I lo…


In celebration of B-Sides

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Feb. 6, 2020

Dear Reader, One of the most beautiful rock sons of my lifetime, “Beth” by Kiss, was originally released as the “B-Side” to “Detroit, Rick City”. I know I’m in the minority here but I will go to my grave believing that with “Beth”, Kiss hit it’s pinnacle. Yet, the relegated it to a B-side. The […]T…