Free website with CMS & shopping cart

I'm trying something new. I haven't done a lot of retail web development but I thought I'd give it a try. I'm offering a free website to the first responder whose concept I like. I'm willing to include a CMS, shopping cart, blog, forums, and custom code. Potential CMS:: Drupal, Joomla, Django, SilverStripe, ModX or other … Continue reading Free website with CMS & shopping cart


Why not hire a remote QA Lead?

I saw this job posting for a  QA Lead at Nivio. I thought they sounded like a cool company, and I used to mess with diskless remote boot Linux systems like LTSP back in the day so I totally get the idea.  Mix in broadband wifi and cloud computing and it gets really cool. So … Continue reading Why not hire a remote QA Lead?

Settled in to Cuenca

We're settled into our new house in Cuenca in the historic central area of town. There's lots of room for my office downstairs, a guest bedroom, and a play room for the kids. We don't have much furniture yet, but we're slowly accumulating stuff after purging almost everything before leaving the USA. I haven't had … Continue reading Settled in to Cuenca

Budgeteer iphone & android app

I'm developing a mobile app for budget management and expense tracking called Budgeteer.  It allows you to keep track of your total expenses, group them by category, and shows you if you're getting close to or have already gone over budget. It will be available for iPhone and Android and I'll describe each step of … Continue reading Budgeteer iphone & android app

Estamos viviendo en Cuenca Ecuador

We made it!  After 3 flights totaling 12 hours and an 8 hour drive from Quito to Cuenca, we're here in Ecuador. Tres mil gracias a mis ninos.  Thanks to my kids for being such troopers and great travelers.  An epic journey that not many 2 & 3 year olds could make without going crazy … Continue reading Estamos viviendo en Cuenca Ecuador

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading 2011 in review