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Just got an online training offer from SitePoint – the awesome Australian IT powerhouse: “The course costs just $9.95 and includes eight lessons containing a mix of videos, mini articles, and exercises, as well as two live Q&A sessions where you can ask questions of John directly. You’ll also gain access to a private forum where you can talk HTML5 all day.” What convinced me to put aside the time for this and do this was this video…

Ash Maurya has a great post out this week, Achieving Flow in a Lean Startup, that I would take a break and read right now if I were you. Now keep in mind I that I “drank the Koolaide” of lean startups at the beginning of this week as I started digging into this topic for an upcoming StartupToDo.com Guide and the interview I did yesterday with Eric Ries, one of the primary forces in…

About 2 hours ago Martin Kleppmann announced that Red Gate Software is acquiring his startup, Go Test It, for an undisclosed amount. Go Test It is an automated cross browser functional testing service. Here’s the details of the acquisition and Martin’s good-to-read reflection on it. It’s always good to see someone in the startup/microISV world succeed; it’s even better when you can learn 12 Lessons from how they succeeded. (Skip down to Lesson #7 for…

If you judged by the reaction of some microISVs, absolutely. But Twitter is neither the Spawn of the Devil or a magic wand once waved producing millions of dollars. It’s a new communication medium, and like blogging did it will take some time before the naysayers stop grumbling and the spam artists move on. That said, we live in a society being hugely changed by each major new innovation on the net. Anyone care to…

It took a while to get to done, but I’ve now sold my first microISV product – MasterList Professional – to Shohn Trojacek of SixTree for an undisclosed sum. Its new home is http://masterlistpro.com. The two reasons I sold MLP were a) I’ve done a lousy job of updating it and wanted to pass MLP on to someone who could and would make a clean start of it and b) I’m cleaning house to free…

Jeff Schoolcraft was kind enough to post this morning at The Business of Software Forum that my publisher Apress is doing today a one day ebook sale on my first book, Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality. You can get it here for $10 instead of $20. Interestingly enough, Jeff using a Twitterbot to track one day ebook sales. Cool! I’m sending Jeff a copy of my brand new ebook, The Twitter Survival Guide, for free…

Stanislav Shalunov – one of the people I track in Tweetdeck when I’m in online network mode – tweeted an alert a moment ago to this post, “Startups – The Essential To Do List”. Now I’m hoping like hell that its author, Dr. J. Basil Peters, was just in a fiendishly funny mood today and did this post as a send up. Dr. Peters runs an Canadian angel investment fund, has been named Entrepreneur of…

MicroISVs live, breath and swim in a supersaturated solution of information, so I’m always on the lookout for new/better ways of coping, especially tips from people I respect. Hope springs eternal that someone, somewhere, other than Tim Ferriss, has mastered the art of staying on the crest of the Info Wave day after day, month after month. Google Blogoscoped is one of those blogs I rss to keep up to date for hat #5 (writing…