There's no point in teaching, speaking and writing about cutting-edge
technologies and complex management issues if it doesn't come from
a base of experience. The adage "those who can, do. Those who
can't, teach" doesn't even come close to applying. Instead, I offer
consulting services in two main areas: management consulting and
thoughtful technical solutions.
I believe quite strongly that success isn't about "hacking something
together over a weekend" or "shipping the prototype", but thinking,
planning, anticipating, and deploying. It's exactly where I
have proven an invaluable asset, whether to run a full-day
strategic planning workshop, or to help as a more formal
business advisor to the firm. All of the management solutions
are explored in detail at Growing
Search Engine and Web Site Optimization
Given that I already spend hundreds of hours exploring different methods of
optimizing Web sites for my own purposes, trying to ensure that when people
search on key phrases and key words that they find my sites rather than
those of my competitors, it's only inevitable that clients have started
asking me to help them with this voodoo work too. In fact, I'm keeping
somewhat of an online notebook at Free Web
Money. If you want help with your findability, please don't
hesitate to contact me.
An inveterate programmer and designer since the earliest days of the
Internet era, I enjoy creating innovative and elegant
solutions for complex technical problems.
Recent technical projects include Web site development,
back-end database programming for existing sites, custom tools and
solutions for Internet and Unix systems, and more. I'm also
currently developing two new Web-based systems, one offering a
fast, custom URL redirection service, and the other scraping
a government computer system for custom data
that's then mailed to subscribers.
I also recently began releasing Unix-level programs within the
Mac OS X community, beginning with Limpet, an RSS-related utility that works with NetNewsWire.
Whatever problem you're facing with your business, be it management
related or specific technical challenges, I can identify,
find, and, if necessary, invent the necessary solution. A solution
that will be thoughtful, elegant, and robust. An intuitive solution.