Let’s Backup a Minute!

Let’s Backup a Minute!

We recently enjoyed Bill Nye’s (‘The Science Guy’) new series on Netflix where Bill Nye Saves The World! In each episode he delves into a scientific subject and brings it alive with insightful explanations, demonstrations and discussions with an...

“Reverse Thinking”

“Reverse Thinking”

Reference If you haven’t, now take a look at the detailed proofs for the Monty Hall problem offered in the Wikipedia article. The ‘standard assumptions’ on host behavior apply as in the original article. The Monty Hall problem, based on a TV show,...

The Power of Design

The Power of Design

What is design? We mostly know a well designed object when we see it, like the recently released Apple Watch. It resonates, it feels useful, it elicits pleasure. And when we come across a bad design, it grates, it doesn’t work and can be down right annoying....

Why Do I Need a Contract?

Why Do I Need a Contract?

Perhaps a better question might be ‘Why do we both need a contract?’ When we make a proposal we include a project scope, pricing and payment terms. Before we start work we exchange contracts, collect any down payments and sign off on the project scope. The...

How Much Does a Website Cost?

How Much Does a Website Cost?

We are often asked how much does a website cost. It’s a good question because without proper funding a website project can be short changed and the results less than desireable. We like the analogy of building a house. It’s cost will depend on a wide...

It’s All Marketing

It’s All Marketing

Coming from an engineering background, I’m not at all that enthusiastic about the tedium of marketing.┬áSince I’m not too sure where marketing, advertising and sales intersect, I find myself wanting to call the whole field ‘marketing’. I...

Plugin Licensing

Plugin Licensing

(updated May 1, 2015) For those of you familiar with WordPress, you will know that it is supremely extensible with plugins and themes.  Many of these are open source and free, many are available for a fee as Premium Plugins or Premium Themes. Most of the time the...