Posts have been a bit slow coming throughout this summer…and they are most likely going to continue to be a short distance apart for at least the next few weeks. I just have too many things going on, and with most of them I’m a bit too stuck in the hum-drum details of each to write much interesting stuff (at least stuff I think you might find interesting that is).

With so many different things going on at once, you might wonder what keeps me motivated to keep each moving along at least a little bit each day…the short answer is that I just love building stuff people use.

If someone shares an idea with me, or I have one of my own, if I can be convinced that people might actually want to use it…I have a hard time NOT putting in some work on the idea.

A lot of times it means I spend gobs-o-time building out stuff that never really takes off for one reason or another…but I do like to think I have gotten better at picking projects over the years…and regardless of the outcome of the project, I’m always learning something interesting.

Which leads me to the second thing that’s a real motivating factor for me…I’ve never really cared about being the best at something or being number one…I only care about being better than I already am right now. Better than what I’ve done in the past. And that’s something that I can strive for…something that always drives me…

So what about you? What motivates you to keep doing what your doing even in the dog-days of summer?

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This is the personal blog of Kevin Marshall (a.k.a Falicon) where he often digs into side projects he's working on for and other random thoughts he's got on his mind.

Kevin has a day job as CTO of Veritonic and is spending nights & weekends hacking on Share Game Tape. You can also check out some of his open source code on GitHub or connect with him on Twitter @falicon or via email at kevin at

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