Google Map Serfdom

According to my good friend and slavedriver TOGGL my largest slab of time last week was spent on upgrading Google Maps API version 2 to API version 3. This didn't come as a surprise as our dear friends from Mountain View had declared API 2 dead after November 19th. They did, in their strange way say that they would put an envelope around API version 2 so that most stuff would continue to work under version 3. We had our doubts but we shared Google's assurance and presented them with the choice [...]

In praise of … Toggl

"I work longer hours than you" ... is what so many of us think and occasionally brag. Running a business so often means we have no defined hours and work can so easily creep into evenings and weekends. Not to mention weekend evening and even nights! We can sometimes add those hours up but are they all really work? I was shocked a few weeks ago to look at my own productivity. It was dire. All the long extra hours was but poor compensation for that problem at my and my family's expense.