SEO My Name: Success!

As you can see the Google search for my name is now returning my blog as the top entry. I’m still not sure what it took to make this happen. Google is a curious creature. seo-my-name-success

SEO My Name

Here’s a question: Is a well named sub directory better for SEO than a domain name? Case in point: I searched my name on Google and came up with this: The pipl site which ends in /Aaron/Bronow is ranked higher than my blog which starts with aaron.bronow. So I did some research: The pipl site […]

Think more, work less

I want to spend more time in front of a white board than a keyboard. My goal in career path is to be a software architect. The problem with architecture is you must have a proven record of success (or at least incredible failures) to get people to listen to you. Just like buildings, software […]

Design Patterns: Learn to Love Them

As a programmer you’re going to have to solve similar problems over and over on different projects. Design patterns are techniques and solutions which allow you to solve common problems in elegant and reusable ways. Memorizing a few of the most common design patterns will make you a better problem solver. When an issue comes […]


Amarok rocks. I store all my music on a 70GB laptop hard drive in a USB enclosure which I carry in my bag between work and home. Most of my tunes are MP3 but there are a few OGG and WMA albums. I am anal about my file structure and naming scheme. Genre\Artist – Album\Artist […]

Spend smarter

Don’t just spend money. Do spend money and get rewards. There’s a common desire among geeks to see large numbers next to our names. I remember the hours spent shoving quarters into Roadblasters trying to get my initials onto the top score page. A few years later my brother and I worked hard to one-up […]

Upgrading a T-Mobile SDA

Download the latest and greatest firmware. has the latest iMate SP5m firmware ( WWE ROM is a “world” version. You’ll want the “Northern European” version because it’s slightly newer and easier to convert from UK to US locale. The iMate SP5 is the one without WiFi (same as the Cingular 2125). There is a […]

Use Media Player Classic

Don’t use Windows Media Player Do use God’s gift to media players: Media Player Classic. I can’t say enough good things about MPC. It’s small (less than 2MB), doesn’t use a huge number of resources, plays nearly any media format known to man, and it’s free. The developers have included support for many plugins by […]

Use shortcut keys

Don’t do everything with the mouse. Do use shortcut keys when appropriate. The whole point of shortcut keys is to do things more quickly. My experience has been that many shortcut keys are the opposite of shortcuts. Take for example Windows Media Player. I’ve been using Media Player Classic for years now and I love […]