Google Spreadsheets: COUNT with Multiple Values in Cells

It’s been more than two years since I wrote a post on using Google Spreadsheets to use COUNT and FILTER in tandem to count values with multiple conditions. Circling back, it does very well at allowing you to count when you need to validate multiple conditions. However, it falls apart the minute that your data […]

“We do enforce this policy.”

I run a very small, very casual video games channel on YouTube called The Blundercast – I just record, edit, and post silly little moments that happen while I play games. It’s very much a labour of love, but I do happen to monetize a few videos just for a bit of coffee money here […]

Stop using social channels to push, start pulling.

It feels incredibly weird that I still have to say this near the end of 2012, but stop using your social channels to solely push content. Yes, you have a captive audience. Yes, they want to hear what you say. Yes, they will retweet and like and re-pin every trivial thing you push out there. […]

FreshBooks + Stripe = Freelancer’s Best Friend

As an occasional freelancer, one of the more painful aspects in my day-to-day operations is the invoicing and payment collection. Now, I’ve used FreshBooks for a good long time for the freelancing side of the business, and it has always served me well – keeping track of billable hours and expenses – but I’ve always […]

Being Lost

Hi, my name is Jon, and I’m a bit lost in life. *pauses for greetings* I’ve spent the last month flip flopping between ideas, contemplating re-joining the working force, and generally being unhappy. I started September with the idea that I could take a serious attempt at becoming a good developer and building a web […]

On My Actual New Venture

Yesterday, I wrote a post, On New Ventures and Making the Right Decisions. I received an unexpected amount of feedback because, well, it sounded like I was starting a new venture and was announcing it to the world. Well, I am, but I didn’t mean to use that post for that. Darn. To the many […]

On New Ventures and Making the Right Decisions

For the past week, I’ve been struggling to verbalize (on paper, mostly) how I feel about making the plunge back into starting my own venture. It’s a life filled with highs and lows that always makes you question everything about what you’re doing, so it can be a bit difficult to write about. Well, as […]

Why Can’t I Focus?

I take pride in being realistic in my abilities, my goals, and my confidence. I live my life with this knowledge: I am probably not smarter than you, I am probably not stronger or faster than you, but I make sure that I do my best to work harder than you. However, working harder than […]

WTF, Amazon. What The (Price) Fix?

Hi Amazon, I love to read, and so it should come as no surprise that I am a huge fan of your Kindle. It’s wonderful: it’s portable, I can load it with thousands of books, and the battery life is amazing. It’s the device that every reader should seriously consider. However, here’s what I am […]

Canadian Streaming TV Apps: Report Cards!

Television watchers in Canada usually get the short end of the stick when it comes to watching shows, on-demand, online. If we aren’t being restricted because we don’t live on American soil, then we’re being restricted for not having a specific type of account. To give you an idea of what we’re dealing with, I […]