Category Archives: Business Ethics

User vs Customer

Many services (especially web-based ones) offer both free and premium services and products. While there is a clear line between a free tool and a premium one (you’d remember paying for something), users tend to conveniently forget that fact when it comes to support. Let’s break down the differences… User A user, as you would […]

Websites Holding Your Info Hostage

I want to clarify upfront that all the points found throughout this article are not necessarily aimed at any company specifically. Although, I mention a few examples in part, it’s important to understand that they merely sparked the idea for this article and most of the information found throughout are simply my generalized observations from […]

NDA vs NCA

NDAs (Non-disclosure Agreements) and NCAs (Non-compete Agreements) are contracts often used together when someone new is brought into an “in-the-works” or sensitive project to protect the project’s ingredients and the owner or creator. Though, very commonplace, especially in web-based projects, it’s important to understand that these two contracts are entirely different. So, the next time […]

Free vs Free in Software

Lately, I’ve been researching different content and software licenses and the philosophies behind them. I was a bit surprised by my findings. First, I’ll explain the two different “frees”. Free Free Software — as in $0.00, costs nothing to download. This is the most common use. I’ll refer to as $free from here on out. […]

The Customer is Always Right? Wrong.

In fact, the customer or end-user is often wrong. I imagine when the phrase was coined its intended purpose was almost purely marketing, as in to make the customer feel like they’re right even when they’re wrong. Not to be literally taken, although this I’m sure backfired in some cases. In the very least, this […]

Is My Online Information Private?

No. At least, not completely. From text messages, phone calls and voicemail, email and IM chats, to search history, shopping habits, etc., your privacy is for the most part, an illusion. The only thing that is private is what’s inside of your head. Once you share something in any capacity, especially through technology, it is […]

The Problem With Beautiful WordPress Themes

Every once in a while, I get this itch to design an over-the-top, beautiful WordPress theme. I want to add a ton of wonderful graphics and subtle effects of gradients and texture and utilize special fonts and CSS3 and then I remember, that’s a horrible idea! Because people, sure, might like it, but it isn’t […]

How to Make Money Blogging

My first piece of advice is an ironic and possibly radical one. The best way to make money online blogging, is actually to make that goal secondary. The methodology here, is that you should first, actually enjoy writing about a certain topic, whether you’re making money or not. If your blog isn’t a labor of […]

W3C Obsession and the Return of target=”_blank”

It was a very dark time in web design history, it was the time of XHTML Strict code and the obsession with W3C validation, which had made us slaves to the almighty goal of standards-compliance. My name is Bryan Hadaway, and I was a W3C junkie. I had to see that green. If I didn’t […]

My Coding Code of Ethics

Quick and Dirty I loathe licensing. All the code I write and share on my blog (unless otherwise noted) is public domain (wiki). In short, that means there is no license whatsoever, no limitations, and you do not need to ask permission. My writings, ideas, theories, opinions, observations, creations, projects, experiments, etc., however, are of […]