It’s the night before Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, and I just wanted to post a few words of appreciation. The first round of beta testers (50 or so out of the nearly 400 who have signed up) have been working with MemoryMiner since Monday morning. I owe a debt of gratitude to all that have been sending in bug reports and suggestions. The thought and detail that has gone into people’s reports has been simply amazing. It makes me feel all the more driven to make MemoryMiner the best that it possibly can be.

When I was at the Apple World Wide Developer Conference this past Summer, I heard a great talk by a fellow from Pixar, one Michael “Wave” Johnson. He walked us through the iterative design process they use to produce their animated features. In particular, he emphasized the need to get feedback early and often, no matter how brutal. His last slide enjoined us to “Make someting beautiful.” With the feedback received so far, and a lot more blood, sweat and tears, I’m confidant that is exactly what we’re going to do.

It goes without saying that there’s no way I could possibly do it without the testers who have stepped forward and given so much time and effort, even in the short period of time that they’ve had to work on it.

Thank you all.

Lastly, to my wife Viola and son Ernest, I thank you for your patience and understanding. Together, you are the light of my life.

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