Entries from February 2008 ↓
February 29th, 2008 — Software Development
Many a moon ago (nearly two years), I had a funny and somewhat sad email exchange with a co-worker named Matt. We had a lot of exchanges along these lines, and in a fashion atypical of this blog I wanted to share this one.
The situation: I made a mistake on a set of Release Notes and he let me know he’d corrected it.
Me: Aaaargh. Sorry about that. Getting sloppy in my old age.
Matt: Don’t sweat it. I’ll send corrections when I come across them. If this was the only thing wrong with any release notes I get, I’d be a happy man.
Me: Thanks…but wait, you forgot the protocol:
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February 21st, 2008 — Software Development
I received this email the other day:
I’m looking for a software developer to build a simulator program.
Payment would be made from revenues after the product is available and producing revenues. The estimated market for this product is 100 million users with a target price of $50 per unit. After all your development costs have been covered from revenues, we would then share the proprietary rights to the product and net revenues on a 50/50 basis.
Are you interested in continuing?
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February 18th, 2008 — Cool News, Links & Reviews
Bob Walsh has released his eBook MicroISV Sites that Sell! – Creating and Marketing your Unique Selling Proposition. I read an early review copy and it’s filled with information that will save you gobs of time.
Definitely worth $19 if you are thinking of launching your own software product.
February 7th, 2008 — Cool News, Links & Reviews
A Career Path in Pictures – Very clever. Several of these pictures hit close to home.
Tiger Woods: “The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today. And that’s how I look at my life. I will be better as a golfer, I will be better as a person, I will be better as a father, I will be a better husband, I will be better as a friend. That’s the beauty of tomorrow. There is no such thing as a setback. The lessons I learn today I will apply tomorrow, and I will be better.”
And finally, a reply from a colleague when asked how he felt about the upcoming launch of a large application that his team has spent the last year building: “The only thing worse than having users is not having users.“