Does Mob Mentality Exist?

August 10th, 2014 Comments off

How many times do we see riots and crowds and think ‘mob mentality’ when the truth is exactly the opposite.  Police and crowd management can go a long way to keep crowds safe.

 “…people in crowds behave not with mindlessness or madness, but by co-operating with those around them. They do not lose their heads but instead act with full rational intent. “



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New managers find this hard to come to terms with

August 2nd, 2014 Comments off


“One of the first things you learn as a manager is that your own performance doesn’t matter anymore.  You might have gotten promoted by being a hot shot, but once you are in a position of responsibility you have to get others to perform in order to succeed.”


All the things you were good at now have little or no value, you need a completely different set of skills.  Additionally if you are really good at your current job and wondering why that promotion is not coming to you, it is the same answer. Managers and Employees are different skill sets.





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Review of a book review of a book I have not read

July 30th, 2014 Comments off

It’s not often I review a book I haven’t read or even review a review. This review has so many quotes I agree with and are therefore great that I need to link to it.


“Software development is composed of two primary activities: learning and communication.”


It is not sitting at screens and typing. That is what other people do. I had a smart manager that once told me to be scared of programmers who type all day.

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Snap Counter

August 19th, 2013 Comments off

Just released version 1 of Snap Counter

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Kids Can’t Use Computers

August 10th, 2013 Comments off

This is well said. Kids Can’t Use Computers . Many people think they can use computers but ask them a simple question like this will show you we have a lot to teach.

Without reference to Wikipedia, can you tell me what the difference is between The Internet, The World Wide Web, a web-browser and a search engine?

I’ve started and so far only the Minecraft crowd have gotten close.

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Fairfield County Football League (FCFL)

August 9th, 2013 Comments off

The Fairfield County Football League (FCFL) has given the OK to use PlayCounter on the sidelines this season,

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Mandatory Play Rule – Pop Warner

August 9th, 2013 Comments off

Counting the Minimum Mandatory Play Rule (MPR) for Pop Warner teams is hard work with a pen and paper. Even trying to carry a laptop is hard.  MPR is something that would be great on a tablet/iPad.  PlayCounter by SCRBRD is a great option to keep track of plays with accuracy and even a little bit of fun. OK it’s not fun but you do get to be on the sidelines and use an iPad, not many people get to do that.

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Play Counting on Android

August 6th, 2013 Comments off

The new Nexus 7 looks like a nice device.  Play Counter support will be coming shortly, if you are interested in early access or beta testing please drop us a line using the support email address.

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Microsoft is getting desperate

August 6th, 2013 Comments off

Microsoft, people have been down this path and Windows Phone App Studio is not the right road.

You need to fix IE. Developers are not using it and are not developing for it. Put a WebKit/Blink browser on your touch devices and get as many web apps to work as you can.  Stop selling Office and start selling what customers want.

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Scanner and Evernote

August 4th, 2013 Comments off

If you are looking for a good scanner to work with Windows 8 and Evernote then look no further.  They all work.  That’s right you need nothing special just press the scan button on your scanner and hey-presto it is in Evernote.

Step 1. Run the Windows Scan and Fax tool so the default action for your scanner it to save all scans to a folder.  now configure Evernote to monitor the folder and move (not copy) anything it finds.

Step 2. There is no step two.



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