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they gave me an award last night

Last night, I was surprised to receive the Tampa Bay Business Journal‘s Up and Comer Hall of Fame award for the Under 40 category (which I’d rather refer to as the “30-39 category”). It’s been rewarding to get to know Tampa this past year or so, even though we’ve been here 9 years. A year ...

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11 Reasons I Love Living and Working in Tampa

Robyn and I moved to Tampa from Seattle in 2005 to help out my family, who’d moved here in 2003. Our plan was always to move home after a few years, and until the last few years that’s what we were gearing up for. Now, we’re loving Tampa, and all in as a part of this ...

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8 Things I Learned Working from Home

I started working from home full time in 2008. I was 26, and ModMyi.com (then only a year old) had started making enough for me to quit my “normal person job.” While my wife Robyn worked at the local pie shop (really) to help cover the bills, we were living in a 1000 square foot apartment in ...

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Fuse – You’re one social person. Get one social app.

Fuse brings together all your favorite social networks in one beautiful experience. Ryan Negri (founder of NegriElectronics.com) and I created the app – and you can get Fuse in the App Store as of today. The concept came from a simple issue – every morning I wake up, I open Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linked In to ...

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Acquiring Brooks Motorsport Composites

In January ModMy, LLC (the company Cody Overcash and myself own) acquired Brooks Motorsport Composites. It’s a fun, small company which creates custom aero solutions for auto sports. Previous focus had been on custom carbon fiber race wings for BMWs, although we’re now expanding to Porsche, Acura, Chrysler, and more – if we don’t have ...

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Promoting Apps with “Smart App Banners” on your Site

If you’ve got an app for your website or company, odds are you’d like to let your users know about it when they visit your site. Previously, we’d been using an annoying (yes, I know it was annoying) modal js snippet which popped up a window essentially saying “hey! we’ve got an app”. Before you ...

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AT&T Blocking our Site?

(Note: this issue is already resolved, I’m posting about it only as an interesting happening.) tl;dr – Many users with AT&T as their home ISP users couldn’t access ModMyi.com for 6 days, turned out they were blocking CloudFlare IPs, and CloudFlare moved serving us to another IP, fixing the issue. ModMyi.com gets over a million ...

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10 iPad Apps Web Designers Should Have

When I first bought my iPad (the original), I thought – here is the perfect device to manage my business while mobile. No more need for lugging a (beautiful) laptop around on quick 1-3 day trips. It took a few years for the apps to catch up, but with the release of Panic’s Diet Coda ...

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Mac OS X Apps I Can’t Live Without

When I first bought my iPad (the original), I thought – here is the perfect device to manage my business while mobile. No more need for lugging a (beautiful) laptop around on quick 1-3 day trips. It took a few years for the apps to catch up, but with the release of Panic’s Diet Coda ...

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