Month: October 2005

  • Brand or Business

    Michael D. Pollock advises us to Forget Creating a Brand. Build a Great Business.. Sounds like good advice to me.

  • Xcode Productivity Tip

    Brent Simmons of NetNewsWire fame has posted his favorite Xcode tip on his site. My favorite of his tips is the use of #pragma mark to section off code in the method drop down menu.

  • Friday Funny

    I saw this while checking the local Boston weather. Thought it was worth a laugh — or maybe a cry. (100% is the chance of precipitation)

  • Announcing: Bullfrog

    In case you missed it, I’ve been blogging about the development of my new game: Bullfrog over on Make Mac Games. I’m hoping to enter the game into the Original Mac Games (OMG) contest over at The contest deadline is November 28 of 2005, so I have my work cut out for me. Regardless…

  • HelpSpot 1.0

    Ian Landsman has launched the 1.0 version of his software HelpSpot. It’s been a tremendous experience following along as Ian started from scratch and built up his dream. Congratulations Ian!

  • Motorola RAZR

    It’s finally time to retire my trusty old Sony Ericsson T616 mobile phone. It served me well, even though it tended to frustrate me with the overly tiny buttons and the need to constantly lock and unlock the keypad. I was a long time AT&T Wireless customer and was recently absorbed by the Cingular Wireless…

  • Purple Cow

    I finally picked up a copy of Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin. Better late than never, right? The first thing that made me very happy was the size and length of the book. It clocks in at 145 pages and the dimensions are similar to a short paperback novel,…

  • Email Autoresponder

    The power of a quick email reply can not be underestimated. I recently began contacting vendors for quotes and proposals on some work I need done. I began by visiting their websites, which I had bookmarked over time. I emailed four companies for their proposals. I received one auto-reply instantly, with a follow up email…

  • Announcing: LicenseKeeperTM

    Over the past year, my collection of shareware or demo-ware that I’ve downloaded and purchased off the internet has grown significantly. All these products have something in common. They send me a license key to unlock the full version of the software after payment. This license information comes to me via email and I copy…

  • Introduction

    Ah, the first post. Well, first of all, welcome to my readers coming from my Mac Game Programming blog: Make Mac Games. Thanks for checking out this site and giving it a chance. So what’s this all about? For years, I’ve been consulting to the corporate world. I started out working for a Chicago engineering…