I have had many business ideas. Some never saw the light of day, other have. I've always been an 'ideas man', constantly starting new projects. By far my most successful business venture has been Katanamite Interactive. Though it's been my main source of income, I don't believe it's reached anywhere near it's full potential. Katanamite can be so much more. We can attract more high profile clients, do much more meaningful projects, contribute more to the open source community, provide more jobs and make more money.
Early tomorrow morning I'll be flying to San Francisco to attend Drupalcon. I'm sure I'll post more about Drupalcon soon, but this posts not about that. It's about packing light.
I wanna see how little I can get away with packing and still be productive. I still have web development work to do in between conference sessions and in the evening when I'm not partying. I'll only be away one week.
So this is my list of stuff:
- Travel size tooth brush and paste
- A few pairs of underwear and socks
We are half way into January and I feel to reflect on the New Years Resolutions I made for myself only a few short weeks ago. I know that to keep those resolutions I have to start off strong and build some good momentum. The next few posts will expand upon each of the resolutions in a little more detail.
It's that time of year again and I love it. I've always enjoyed writing my New Years resolutions. The first step in making something happen is to write it down and say it out loud.
1. Learn to say 'No'
I took on way too much work in 2008 and 2009. While I did everything in my power to try to keep up, it would have been better for myself, my family and my clients if I scaled it back a notch. I'll to try and limit my self to preferably one, possibly three maximum projects at any given time from now on.
A common thing for Drupal bloggers to do is to list the modules they are using on the their site. I love reading such lists. It's a simple thing to do, yet it's a huge contribution to the Drupal community. Drupal currently has thousands of modules available, some good and some not so much. It's tough for someone new to Drupal to decide which modules to use.
I once heard someone say that you should never let people know what modules you are using because it would help hackers find vulnerabilities. Whatever.
At the moment, I don't have a lot of time to write posts, or design and develop my blog. I'm much too busy with client work at the moment. I am in the process of slowing down on the accepting of new client projects as I learn to say no. That's always been tough for me to do, say "no".
I first setup this blog in August 29th and here I am writing my second post at 2:30am November 14. That's right I still haven't got into the regular blogging habit yet.
I couldn't sleep again, so I thought I do a little work on my blog. That's when I found I had 7408 spam comments! First order of business was to tweak my comments settings and delete them all.
Second, I installed Mollom. Mollom is a great spam detection service. I've used it on a number of sites already and am quite pleased with it. This should solve my spam problem for a while.