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"6 hours in the Rocky Mountains today. Damn, I love this job."

That was one of Lance's tweets from yesterday.

If it doesn't give you chicken skin, then I guess you and I are different.  I think I'm gonna go go riding :)

The Adventure Begins

23 Apr 2010
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Is it better to create your own product? Or someone else's?

For 10 years at our little software shop, we've always answered that question as the latter. We're good at delivering results, and our modest customer base has appreciated our work enough to keep us busy full time creating the software they need.

We've developed software under contract, for

  • a Fortune 500 shipping company
  • one of the largest defense contractors in the world
  • a small startup
  • a Fortune 500 retailer
  • others...

But never for our own retail customers, and never on our own software product.

That all changes, this year - today even. Today, the very same programmer that writes this blog begins work full time on a series of software products that we will sell retail. This seems like an almost bizarre move, given the nature of the software market and our total lack of experience as a retail provider.

What Products will we Create and Sell?

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This might seem too simple, but it is a proven technique.

Thanks to Chris Rauschuber via Chris Colby, for the link

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tulips at bosque park 

This is the first few days after the leaves appeared from the buds, hence the luminescent green.

One of two parks adjacent to the building I live in.

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This was floating around the internet to make fun of people who claim to be against big government. Thought I'd post a copy here. Read more »

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10 million views kind of speaks for itself

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for dog lovers

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Sample Route

Yesterday I read the news about how cool it was for google maps to have added cycling routes to it's system.

hmmm, I'm a a big believer in computers, and I have this thing for cycling, so this could be a good combination. Read more »

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 A crowded United Airlines flight was canceled. A single agent was re-booking a long line of inconvenienced travelers. Suddenly, an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket on the counter and said, "I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS."

The agent replied, "I'm sorry, sir. I'll be happy to try to help you, but I've got to help these folks first; and then I'm sure we'll be able to work something out." Read more »