Archive for the 'ideas' Category

An informal survey of Rails web application pricing

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Greetings, This is a very informal, off-the-cuff survey of some web applications in the Rails ecosystem that have varying payment plans, how they present them, and some of the differences among them.  The idea is not to compare the services, but to start to get a handle on how to price services on the web. […]

JBidwatcher and CyberFOX status update

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Greetings, A concerned user recently asked me how I was doing in the aftermath of the issue with eBay sales of JBidwatcher, specifically: You seemed pretty depressed about it in your post to the website. I was. There was a really bad week there, while I was dealing with all of it, back and forth, […]

Startup advice, for joining and starting.

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Greetings, I joined another startup…  Not quite as small as Scoble’s new venture, and not part of the bubblicious blogging/vlogging/podcasting, etc. world, but still relatively small.  However, I have about 8 months of mortgage payments in savings, and several small side-services that make me enough to cover utilities and food if we’re really careful.  I […]

Pre-GnomeDex build-up

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Greetings, So I’m very, very much looking forward to Gnomedex, coming up at the end of this month. I went last year, and it was really cool. I went to the Seattle MindCamp, which was intense, a lot of fun, and tiring. I met good people at both, although the MindCamp folks were more…relaxed, I […]