Archive for the 'Personal' Category

I’m on Duel Boot Radio

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

I’m now at second number 7 of my 15 seconds of Internet fame. Last night I was interviewed for a very fine podcast called “Duel Boot Radio”. Derrick and Scott are great guys and let me prattle on for more than 40 minutes about the ideas behind MemoryMiner and the joys of launching a brand […]

MemoryMiner at Two Months

Friday, March 10th, 2006

MemoryMiner shipped 1.0 exactly two months ago today, so I figure now’s as good a time as any to take stock. Releasing a new product, especially one with such a “grand vision” as we have here is always a bit nerve wracking: kind of like sending your child off to school for the first time. […]

Localization Redux

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Of course, I had to resist the urge to use “Part Deux” in this post’s title. Things are progressing nicely on the localization front. Thanks to Marco, we now have Italian. Grazie mille! The most amusing part about doing localization is becoming more aware of cultural differences. For example, no one seems to have a […]

Paris, Tennessee

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

There is a famous American query that goes “how are you going to keep them down on the farm once they’ve seen Paris?” I was thinking about that yesterday because I often make references to Paris, Tennesee when talking about being specific about the location of a photograph. Yesterday, we had several friends over for […]

Backwards Names and Other Tidbits

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

I’ve been hard at work creating a bunch of localized versions of MemoryMiner. Doing European versions is pretty straightforward, no code changes, just a quick double check of the date formats here and there. Doing Asian languages is a different story. The biggest issue is the order in which “first” and “last” names appear. Simply […]

The World Really Is Flat

Friday, February 10th, 2006

I have to admit to being a big fan of Thomas Friedman, both his New York Times columns, and his books, particularly The World Is Flat. In the last couple of days, while I’ve been been cranking away at localization issues, it became all the more apparent how much things have changed in the way […]

Keeping in touch

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

One of my greatest pleasures is being in touch with both current and potential users of MemoryMiner. People still keep coming forward with new and interesting ways of using the software. And while it’s great to dream up new things to do, it’s more important to take care of the current group of users, some […]

Universal, Baby!

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

I spent a few days this past week down at Apple headquarters in Cupertino making MemoryMiner a Universal Binary. Version 1.02 is now availlable as a free upgrade to our users, and I can say I’m really impressed by its performance on the new Intel Macs. I simply must have a new MacBook (my apologies […]

Post Macworld Followup

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

It’s been a busy week since Macworld, and what’s clear to me is that the real work has just begun. I’ve been in touch with lots of customers, lots of potential partners, and some really kind folks at Apple. On Saturday morning, I rose at 4 AM in order to go to a meeting of […]

We Won Best of Show: Now, Back to Work

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

By now, many of our readers know that MemoryMiner was awarded Best of Show (along with 13 other products) at Macworld San Francisco. Receiving this award was a tremendous surprise for which we were all grateful. On the show floor, the Macworld magazine editors came by with the sign, followed by cameramen. A small crowd […]