Go to www.collabsion.com to get the most up to date information on what I do and how I might be able to help your company out.

I will spare you the agony of my singing but this line from Kenny Roger’s “The Gambler” is the main theme of this article…


“You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em. Know when to fold ‘em. Know when to walk away, and know when to run.” Continue reading “Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em” »

What follows is not 100% original work of my own. It is a culmination of advice from many people around the world and some recent experience I have had. Special thanks to Kevin Kermes and Greig Wells on LinkedIn for some of the inspiration to assemble this post. If you are serious about looking for a new job, need some resume help, or want to learn more about LinkedIn, look them up.


An interview can be scary for some people. There are many things you can do to prepare that should make it go smooth and in the process make you a more viable candidate for the job. Continue reading “Preparing for an interview” »


Evernote is a fantastic tool for the mobile user. It works via a web browser, Mac client, Windows client, iPad, iPhone, and many other PDA devices. The information you store on one is synced up to the cloud and back out to your other devices. They offer a free service with limited storage or a low cost ($45 per year) for a larger amount of data per month.

Continue reading “Evernote: Mobile computing made easy” »

This is a fantastic way to be able to blog on the fly. WordPress for the iPad and iPhone is very basic but if all you need to do is get the posts out there, it is a good option. I am posting this from my iPad.

I have limited formatting capability. Bold, italics, quotes, underlines, etc. If the goal is to live blog an event, this is perfect. If you want to make fancy edits, you will need the full web interface to make it work.

You can edit posts, pages, and comments. Do not expect to fully manage your site.

I had a good site built. Had some good posts out there. Figured out my SEO… then along came a bug. Blew up my site and my hosting provider would not allow me access to fix said bug without coughing up a large sum of money to move to the next level or get them to do it.

They offered a great alternative… export the SQL and then import it back in after reinstalling to get rid of previously mentioned bug. Wow, great idea… too bad the import failed. Now I have to rebuild the site.

Stand by… new site underway.