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Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing
Cumberland seemed to be an easy place to live in-- like a video game level where the developers didn’t plunk in too many NPCs. Most of the shops are open and the merchants are friendly. I didn’t go into all of the rooms, but I didn’t encounter anything untoward.
Ah Cumberland…You started out as a land grab by a savage British immigrant bent on mining the bowels of the Earth, and somehow you became super cool.
Can big changes come in small packages?
For the first years of coding, I built most things from scratch. Login systems, e-commerce systems, RSS generators, content management systems-- you name it. After a while, I developed a handy little spellbook of code for use and reuse in Perl, PHP and ASP. Still, that was my spellbook. By the early 2000s, most developers were learning that they didn’t have to re-invent the wheel. They used, reused or found code that worked.
Lots of businesses stress about tapping into the new customer audiences. Simultaneously, they stress about social media. There is sometimes full-on superstition in response to the question of marketing and engagement through social media. People need a stress free approach to social media marketing and management.
Blogging is about good prose and links to helpful information. Images are important to the presentation of your content. Here are some tips for how to make images, layout and looks improve the delivery of your message.
There are some way points in my future. Some are just gonna happen eventually. Some could happen if I did the right course adjustments. Some things are not in the cards-- even if people ask me to get into those roles, I will not do it. By my age, I know which is what and why. It’s not that I’ve closed off options, I’ve just recognized the river on my life.