9 Promises to my Son

I promise to teach you that it’s ok to fail and to love you when you do. I promise to support you in everything you do. To support your hobbies, your career aspirations and your life choices. I promise to teach you to respect and love all people regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual preference. I promise to be fair to you, praising you when you succeed and discipling you when you’re bad....

March 17, 2017 · 1 min · Adam McKerlie

Working at G Adventures

A while back I wrote about hiring for culture, not skill and I talked about how G Adventures has a culture fit interview which is the final go, no-go as to whether or not an employee is hired. Because of this post, one of the most popular search terms for this blog is “working at g adventures” and I thought I’d take the time to write about what it’s like working at G Adventures....

December 17, 2012 · 4 min · Adam McKerlie

5 Reasons Why Microsoft Should Give Windows 7 Away

Windows 7 is the newest Operating System (OS) from Microsoft. It is currently in the beta stage of production, but will soon be in the release candidate stage. While the new OS isn’t expected until late 2009, early 2010 Microsoft is going to need to do a number of things in order to make this OS a success. Microsoft screwed up the launch of Vista so bad that even still, most computer users have a negative perception of Vista even if they have never used it....

February 3, 2009 · 3 min · Adam McKerlie

Why Every Blog Should Have a Blog Plan

In the development world, we create plans for pretty much every thing we write, but when it comes to the blogging world I’ve found that a number of people don’t think of creating a plan for their blog. As bloggers, we can increase our blogs success by developing plans for our blogs. Here are a few tips for creating your own blog plan. Have a Goal The most important part of the plan is having reasonable and attainable goals....

August 4, 2008 · 3 min · Adam McKerlie

A Healthy Developer is a Happy Developer

“A Healthy Developer is a Happy Developer” This statement may seem a little cliche, but its 100% true. When I became a developer 5 years ago the first that that I saw decline was my health. I started relying on energy drinks to get me through the nights of coding, fast food because I didn’t have time to eat healthier and less exercise because I spent so much of my time programming....

July 18, 2008 · 4 min · Adam McKerlie

10 Things To Do With Your Old Computer

One of the constants in this world is the fact that technology will change, and it will change quickly. The average lifespan of a computer these days is between 2 to 5 years. Since technology is changing so quickly this equates to a lot of garbage from your old computers. Here are a few ideas of what you can do with your old computers instead of sending them to the garbage dump....

July 16, 2008 · 5 min · Adam McKerlie