Profound or hot air?

These guys made a system which lets you build websites. That’s not new. And they don’t sell it in the traditional “CMS” way. I’m not sure what I think of this, but it’s one of those points when perhaps the new generation of tools is on to something. Maybe WordPress (which is what this blog is … [Read more...]

Staying afloat is a matter of balance

@billjaneway has a great saying, which I’ll paragraphs as: a business just needs cash and control to stay alive. Cash to keep its operations going, and control to change what it need to and generate more cash. This is part of a series I’m doing to answer questions people ask me. This question was asked … [Read more...]

How to screw up a pitch

I am hopeless at pitching if I don’t prepare. If I do, I have to do it properly. Go through it. Practice until I can’t get it wrong. But if I don’t, I just throw out a thousand facts, jumping from one fact to another to make sure you know that I know things. But … [Read more...]

Publish it now

Publish now. If no one reads, oh. If someone reads and doesn’t care, oh..… If someone reads and hates it, arrrrr… It someone reads and loves it, hmmmm… Publish now.

My Reading List

My Reading List

This is part of my trails and lists series, after Vannevar Bush. In that vein, please send me items to add or follow me @danfrost. I’ll update these as I come across new things. My favourite sources. Obviously there’s twitter and Facebook but they’re a bit push-at-me rather than pull-by-me. Tech, Products http://www.technologyreview.com/ http://spectrum.ieee.org/ http://arstechnica.com/ https://news.ycombinator.com/newest. I read … [Read more...]

Alternative / niche social networks and social network platforms

This is part of my trails and lists series, after Vannevar Bush. In that vein, please send me items to add or follow me @danfrost. I’ll update these as I come across new things.   Some social network platforms, tools. Some alternative social networks. This list is very beta… please send me items to add via @danfrost https://diasporafoundation.org/ http://opensocial.org/ https://www.xing.com/ https://www.yammer.com/ … [Read more...]

Business / startup mentoring [List]

This is part of my trails and lists series, after Vannevar Bush. In that vein, please send me items to add or follow me @danfrost. I’ll update these as I come across new things. Mentoring is exceptionally useful for startups and companies. A mentor can help you make the right decisions, make them faster and avoid pitfalls. The … [Read more...]

Writing good APIs [List]

This is part of my trails and lists series, after Vannevar Bush. In that vein, please send me items to add or follow me @danfrost. I’ll update these as I come across new things.   API Versioning: 3 Ways to Architect Your API to Handle Versioned Requests http://blog.smartlogicsolutions.com/2012/12/12/api-versioning-3-ways-to-architect-your-api-to-handle-versioned-requests/ HTTP API Complexity http://www.mnot.net/blog/2012/06/25/http_api_complexity_model Web API Versioning Smackdown http://www.mnot.net/blog/2011/10/25/web_api_versioning_smackdown How … [Read more...]