I have decided to simplify my blog greatly. I have moved blog.joelx.com directly onto joelx.com and moved the old seo / web design site to http://seo.joelx.com/. Still working to get the proper 301 redirects in place with Aman. I also changed to a super simple theme that is pretty minimalist and also activated AMP for mobile pages.
Why do we stick with the technology of two hundred years ago in education? Back then, our cutting edge technologies were the printing press manufacturing expensive textbooks and other human beings repeating themselves over and over again to small groups of students.
Why do we still have millions of teachers and billions upon billions of dollars in textbooks and other physical infrastructure?… read more “Education system”
I have been climbing for six years now and yesterday had my first incident where I was on belay and my climber had a groundfall after clipping one bolt. Fortunately, we were indoors at Cliffs of Id and had thick padding so he was uninjured other than a rope burn. It was embarrassing and I felt really bad though… that should never happen when I am belaying.… read more “Ground Fall”
I am very fortunate in that I have had the same best friend for my entire life – my brother Jordan. From the time we were very little we played and fought and worked together. We are only 18 months apart in age and Jordan was always only a grade under me so we were very close.… read more “My Best Friend”
I work most weekends on Coalition and I love it. It’s time when I get all day uninterrupted to focus in and make improvements to the business.
This last weekend I spent 14 hours on Saturday trying to learn about websockets and get them set up on Scoretask. Unfortunately, this was a failure, but it did lead me to upgrade to the latest version (5.3) of Laravel. … read more “Working Weekends And Loving It”
I love this quote – “I shall pass this way but once; any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
I forget this sometimes. I get impatience, frustrated, or angry and then don’t treat those around me well. … read more “I Shall Pass This Way But Once”
It’s amazing how quickly time goes by. The last time I updated our “Company History” document was two years ago… feels like I just updated it yesterday. We have created 390 GB and hundreds of thousands of tracking, process, and other docs on our Google Drive. Some of these have aged and need updating. I spent all day yesterday updating our primary processes we use for running the company and I still have a lot left to do.… read more “Process Aging & Updating Processes”
I have been working for quite some time on Coalition’s own site redesign. Our current site is actually pretty solid, so to make a major improvement worth pushing live we need to really push the envelope. I am currently thinking about how we can improve the design look & feel, implement incredibly fast page load speeds, and increase our conversion rate.… read more “Coalition Site Redesign”