Tag: media mechanic

Should you use WordPress or build a custom website?

So you are in the market for a new website.

The question is, should you build it from scratch or use something like WordPress to create it? Let’s outline a fairly generic scenario:

  1. You need a new website
  2. You are on a budget, so cost is an issue
  3. Functionality beyond just an “online brochure” is needed
  4. You want control of your website
  5. An eye catching design that looks professional is very important to you
  6. You don’t want to wait 6 months to launch it

Sound familiar? You are not alone.

iPhone or Android? Which is good for you?

iPhone or Android?

A common question I get asked (occupational hazard): “You’re a smart-phone guy… which do you think is better? iPhone or Android phones? Which should I get?”.

Here is my honest answer: “it depends”.

This is really a two part question I will discuss over the next two articles. The first part is which phone is right for you to USE. The second part is directed at clients: which platform should you BUILD for.

Bossman back from Japan vacation


Well that was fun. My wife and I just got back from our 10 day vacation to Japan as part of my Aikido federation‘s training trip (outside of Media Mechanic, I am an Aikido martial arts instructor). This was our first long term vacation in nearly 10 years. This was our way of celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary.

We spent four days at Ki Society World Headquarters while I participated in Aikido training with the world’s top Ki Aikido Master. Afterwards we traveled for six days of site seeing around Japan. It was fantastic and refreshing. We were able to visit Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo in addition to the prefect that our Aikido Federation’s World Headquarter’s is located in. Japan is a truly beautiful country with wonderfully polite people. We highly recommend visiting when you can.