Review: The Ugly Truth About Small Business

Just finished The Ugly Truth About Small Business by Ruth King. I was deeply disappointed by this book. To sum up the entire book: Running a small business is hard so become a motivational speaker...

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The Benefits of Profiling

I run the Fake Name Generator, a fairly popular website that generates fake names and addresses. The website offers free bulk orders of up to 40,000 names. For years I’ve been struggling to make this feature run quickly. The best I’ve been able to get it down to is about 40,000 records in 37 minutes. ~1,000 records per minute isn’t that great. So yesterday I decided I’d...

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Painting Pictures

Painting Pictures

A few months ago, I bought my lovely wife some paints and a few blank canvases to go with the easel I made her for Christmas. Well, things have been busy, and my wife hasn’t gotten a chance to use the paints yet. Well we finally got everything set up, and got her going on her first painting since we’ve been married. While she painted, I read to her from a book off of our bookshelf....

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Review: Negotiating Your Salary

I just finished Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1000 a Minute by Jack Chapman. Although a lot of the information was outdated (the book has a “What to say in Y2K!” promo on the front…), it was an amazing read. I loved it! Chock full of easy and useful tips, sample dialog, and easy to understand explanations, I’m positive this book will help me make more money in the...

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