Three Options in Your Proposals

When  proposing a fixed-price project to a client, I nearly always present three options for doing the project: lowest price / lowest value medium price / medium value highest price / highest value If the client has a very small budget, then I’…

James - First Words

Early - Starting August 2011 (13 months) At age 1 yr, 1 month, in the USA for just over 1 month) Dog / doggy (8/18/2011) Tickle Hi (11/24/2011) "Bucka bucka" - the name of his…

Quora: Can an adult be legally adopted?

My answer, originally posted to Quora My Answer I don't know about other countries, but yes, an adult can be legally adopted in many states in the USA, including California. The criteria for allowing adult adoption varies state to state.…

The Content Manager Product Pattern

Content Management is huge in enterprise software, and thus the Content Manager Pattern is one of the most important high-level Product Patterns.  Content management is the primary function of most software described as a platform, server, or online service.  It’…

Product Patterns: What is Content?

In my posts about Product Patterns, I’ve mentioned the word “content” a lot.  I’ve even mentioned a few high-level product patterns called the “Content Manager” and “Content Authoring Tool.” This is an important product pattern because basically every…

Product Patterns Everywhere

Over the past 10 years, I’ve probably done hands-on analysis the functionality and usability of over 300 software products and online services (not including mobile apps). Why so many? Because playing with software is not just my job, but…