Welcome to 2023! With every new year, I reflect on the past year — what I liked and disliked and then ponder how I would like to change things for the upcoming year. Often, I find removing “noise” from my life is part of what changes. This lets me focus more on what matters and […]
Early in the summer, my son and I started experimenting with a Raspberry Pi. Among other projects, I coded up JoeBotBot as my alter ego Twitter bot and, every day, automagically spout out morning motivations and grant a “Certificate of Awesomeness”. Ariana Grande won on Wednesday. Congratulations, Ariana. Please add this award to your LinkedIn […]
Lately, I have been tinkering with Raspberry Pis with my 12-year old son as a way to get him more into coding and building tech. Raspberry Pis are neat little computers produced by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK-based non-profit that wants to inspire more kids and hobbyists to tinker with computers. It is all […]
It was the late 90s. I was an MBA student @ UNC. I wanted to work at Red Hat — a small quirky startup with no history or no interest in hiring people like me. So, I made a video stating my case and hustled my way in. Read the story. Watch the video. Laugh at me. And hustle hustle!
Cloud companies like Bronto are like banks but often haven’t realized it. Its not about the dollars. Its about the personal information. This post contains some tips with how we and you should protect it.
Willie Sutton was a famous bank robber from the first half of the twentieth century. One time a reporter asked him, “why do you rob banks?” His now famous response was, “because that’s where the money is.” The new money these days is personally identifiable information — email addresses and related bits — and Email Service Providers like Bronto are the new banks.
Some interesting points on why Intuit should / could acquire Constant Contact.
Things often have a way of coming full circle. Back in May 2002, Bronto purchased its first server to host its email marketing application. The server, originally named bronto, was built by Blake Watters, a freshman at UNC Chapel Hill, for about $1000. It was a big purchase back in the day. What a long […]
Recently I’ve been thinking about how online marketing applies to video, in particular to how television shows and movies are delivered over the Internet. Of course, when delving into this area, you have to look at how video is being distributed illegally — the dark world of file sharing. This world is often a harbinger […]
I have been using RSS feeds for a couple years now and really find them handy for skimming through lots of news articles very quickly. Until now, I always added them as “Live Bookmarks” in Firefox. It worked well and was a convenient way to juggle about 10 different feeds. Today my feed world changed […]