What the World Needs is a Markdown IDE for Programmer Documentation

As an active JetBrains’ PhpStorm user one of my feature requests was for First Class WYSIWYG Markdown/Markdown Extra Support. Unfortunately they told me (and others) to use a 3rd party plugin which given it’s lack of quality and features turned out to be a non-starter for me. So I continue to use Markdown Pro which …

Beware AppleCare!

I ordered a MacBook Pro last April, the first Apple laptop I’ve ever owned.¬† I remember when because I ordered it on my birthday. I ordered it after happily using Windows for decades. I did so because I was weary, weary of listening to friends I otherwise respect admonish my use of Windows whenever I’d …

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made: Does it really matter?

Yesterday Vivek Wadhwa who has recently become one of my favorite authors on startup-related topics wrote a somewhat inflammatory post on TechCrunch entitled "Can Entrepreneurs Be Made?" In it he asserts that entrepeneurs are made, not born, and it’s¬†somewhat inflammatory because he calls out Jason Calcanis, Fred Wilson, and other Silicon Valley VCs as being …

Is .COM Still Required for Mainstream Success?

It’s been almost fifteen years now since the web first hit it’s tipping point and transitioned from an academic’s playground and a mere curiosity for the average person to the decidedly mainstream global change agent that now drives trillions of dollars in global value creation annually. During that time we’ve gone from asking "What’s this …