Oct 222011
Living a case study - the other side of the table

Many of you know I recently accepted the role of Chief Information Officer for American Laser Skincare. In coming into this new situation, my current thinking may be more of a bird’s nest than our server room (which is nowhere near as tangled as the picture on the right). Meanwhile, you may have read that we are not victims of circumstance, or at least we don’t have to be. Getting my thinking straight has to be my first and highest concern. I have decided that getting clear in my thinking necessarily means fewer [read more…]

Aug 242011
Catching up...

This post is an informational update since I know I have been silent for a little over a week now. I have had a lot going on, after all the losing my voice, coughing and turning in as soon as I get home from work, I feel like I just got over a ten-day flu. Anyway, I am about to head on vacation for the next ten days through Labor Day (USA), so I debated putting out one solid post, or just giving everybody an update and coming back in [read more…]

Aug 092011
I swear I'm gonna turn off Google Analytics...

This post takes a lighthearted and self-deprecating look at analytics and metrics. I will use myself as the first example (not the woman in the picture), because I recently caught myself in a surprising analytics story. I will also get more serious toward the end. As many of you know, I took on a recent project to move my blog to self-hosted WordPress. One thing I learned in this move was how I had slowly become addicted to analytics: How do Page Views (on wordpress.com) change when I posted various kinds [read more…]