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Learn Internet Marketing Or Die Trying

Aug 2, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Search-Engine-MarketingJust a short status update, and an “excuse” for not having posted for quite a while now:

I dived into learning what I consider my weakest area, Internet Marketing, and it’s a project that absorbs almost all of my spare time.


Intelligent Solutions Matter

Jul 3, 2009   //   by Hackadelic   //   Featured, WordPress  //  No Comments

ProgressIf you ask a solution provider, any solution provider, if their solutions were “intelligent”, you can bet you won’t get a single “no” answer. Consequently, every solution out there is intelligent, right? But is it?


Post-Columbian Project Management By Dummies

Dec 14, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  No Comments

The Ventriloquist and the DummySome time ago, I wrote about John, the fictive trekking leader, who came to fame and glory out of ignorance, and drew parallels to project management today. As it turns out, I didn’t have to invent a fictive story to illustrate the situation – there is an astounding historical example that backs it up 100%.

On this terrific Wikipedia page about common misconceptions, I found this: Read more >>

Evolution And Project Management

Dec 10, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  No Comments

356/365: An Evolution of Rivalry

In “The Costs Of Not Doing Something Else“, I made the aside conclusion that John’s trek only needed to meet some minimum criteria in order to be considered a success. That is an inherent property of what can be called an uncompetitive system.1

Coming back from treks to projects, I state:

  1. An uncompetitive system is a system lacking comparison to other systems of a kind. []

The Costs Of Not Doing Something Else

Dec 8, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Hidden MoneyI finished my last article on the project management topic with the thought:

It is common to measure the cost of what we do. But how do we measure the cost of what we don’t do, or don’t do differently?

In essence, it’s a question of how to measure the relative advantage or disadvantage of doing things one way or another.

To exemplify, I’d like to metaphorically use the notion of a trekking leader. (In many ways, a trekking leader is a good metaphor for a project manager, I believe.)


About Real And Fake Projects

Dec 7, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog, Featured  //  No Comments

aFacadeDuring my career, I’ve occasionally encountered a certain type of project – a facade project.

I’m talking about the kind of “project” defined purely for administration purposes, and otherwise lacking the immanent properties of a real project, such as, and most importantly, a defined goal, and a limited time.



Nov 26, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  No Comments

KISS? My a*s!In my prior articles, I wrote about my views on simplicity, my objections to putting diffuse concepts into seemingly straight rules, and the risk of unintentionally sending the wrong messages therewith. Since then, I seem to keep stumbling upon stuff that somehow adds to my position.

KISS, in its purest an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” (note the comma!), is another example of a brilliant principle diluted in the process of mass circulation. Read more >>

Be Careful What You Optimize For

Nov 17, 2008   //   by Hackadelic   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Jeepers!In two recent posts, I wrote about the notions of clever and dumb code, and the possible implications of their usage in their every-day language. There’s a particular point of interest related to these posts:

A common – and very understandable – motivation for requiring code to be “dumb” is the reasoning that if the code was dumb, then less skilled – and less paid – programmers could take on software development.

This is anther example how doing (or thinking) the “obvious” is a clear sign of shortsightedness.

Aside from evidence that mediocrity costs more, there is one more interesting long-term effect:

I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...
and I'm all out of bubblegum.
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