Tag: Entrepreneur

Minutes Checker Virgin Mobile App (v5)

I just posted the latest update to my Minutes Checker Virgin Mobile Android app.

This version includes support for multiple accounts so you can check your minutes and also your family members’ minutes.  This version also includes some speed optimizations to make checking your minutes faster.  Enjoy!

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Blog Overhaul

Over the last week I’ve been working on cleaning up my online content.  I run several websites, several blogs, several Facebook pages, several Twitter accounts, etc.  I decided to convert my blog (this blog) into a main site about me and all of my projects.  It wasn’t much of a leap.  This has been my blog for a very long time so I have posts about all facets of my life going back years.  I created pages to talk about the free software I have written and the entrepreneurial efforts I’ve been a part of.  I’m not sure that anyone cares other than me but for now I’m happy because I finally have a site to tie it all together.

Notes Worthy Android App

Lately, in my free time I’ve been working on learning how to build Android apps.   This is mainly for my entertainment and so I can learn the Android SDK better.  I want to be able to build real apps that I can monetize either through ads or purchase.  To get there, I decided I should build some simple apps first.  My first app is called Notes Worthy.  It is a simple notepad-like app that lets you save a list of text notes.   There are hundreds of these types of notepad apps in the Google Play Store but my version is very stable, pretty small, does just what I want and no more.  It is very fast to add a note and not filled with useless features that complicate it.  Feel free to try it.  You can download it from my personal site or on the Google Play Store.

Small savings add up

I recently made some changes that should some money over the current year:

  • Downgraded my VPS hosting plan at VPSLand.com to the starter package since I wasn’t using the extra memory or disk space (saved $6/mo)
  • Dropped Callcentric softphone as our business voicemail even though their service was good.  Instead switched to googlevoice since this line is almost never used (saved $2/mo)
  • Swithed from Time Warner Cable to AT&T Uverse.  (saved $40/mo over this yr)
  • Switched from paper to electronic statements for amex and wells fargo merchant accounts (saved $12.50/mo)

It is  a continuous effort but so far I’m pretty happy with the savings.

Investment Banking Tombstone Software

Investment banking tombstone software?

Are you looking for an application that lets you generate great looking investment banking tombstones?  Tombstone Creator is software that lets you create investment banking tombstones in png image format (like gif or jpg) so you can size them up or down for use in power point slide presentations.  The software helps you generate consistent images for debt and equity or merger and acquisition deals and is very easy to use.  Check it out at TombstoneCreator.com!

Squeak / Smalltalk / Smalltalk Server Pages

I’m almost done building another application with Squeak / Smalltalk / Smalltalk Server Pages.  The application is nearly done and will be available in another couple weeks and up on the new site (domain already purchased).  I wish I had a preview up to show people.

That will make 3 applications or sites running Smalltalk Server Pages in Squeak:

  • W6Talent.com – a site that allows creative agencies to book talent from multiple reputable talent agencies
  • GoodStart.com – a site about the Smalltalk programming language
  • The new site / application .. coming soon