Favorite Albums of 2013

It's that time again. Another year is coming to a close and I am making a list and checking it twice. I've done things a little differently this year though. I've picked my 10 favorite albums, but I'm not overloading everyone with some hefty tome. Nope. Instead, I'm keeping it short and sweet with one track from each. There's a wide variety of stuff here. There is even a recently released live track from one of my favorite 1990s alternative bands. You don't get that every day. This year rocked pretty good for me. Hope it was good for you too.

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Thoughts on Web Projects - Part One

The discovery phase of a project is important. It's necessary to explore ideas, identify core functionality and clearly document requirements. It's also a time when you discover things that can absolutely not be accomplished given the tools and time available. This directly shapes the minimum viable product and provides a clear roadmap for how to proceed when it's time to start developing.

Skipping, or cutting short this phase of a project, should never be seen as a way to trim cost. In fact, taking such an approach will most likely have the opposite effect. I've seen it happen and its not fun for anyone involved. No project will ever be perfect, but you can do yourself a big favor by not scrapping this critical step.