Bulk Flower Seeds

I just finished a minor little project with my friend Kyley, who works in the bulk flower seed industry. I learned all kinds of fascinating stuff about the wildflower seed business. There is quite an interesting set of interaction between growers, wholesalers, and retailers. Often the lines get blurred, as growers buy their own seed […]

New Features on BarFly

I’ve been working a little harder on BarFly lately. I realized I was not logging search queries generated by our users. How stupid of me to neglect an asset that helps me learn a ton about what kind of information people are seeking. I started logging this stuff and found ways I could make our […]

I Wear Baby Clothing

Okay, I really don’t. Trust me, I’ve seen those baby people. The people who dress like babies. In all seriousness my friend Jason recently had a baby and his fiance is a product reviewer for baby clothing. They recently started a website reviewing all sorts of toddler type clothing, and Megan seems well adept at […]

Happy Hour PDX!

You wouldn’t think it would take this long, but I finally got around to adding Portland happy hour info to BarFly. There are still a good 200 bars that need updating, but maybe I’ll be able to get around to it. With all the good happy hour sites out there, I knew I’d better get […]

Opera 3.0 Mini

Opera released version 3.0 of their mini mobile browser today. I’m a-gonna have to download it. I’ve always been an advocate of developing sites that were mobile friendly (provided they are sites that a mobile user would find useful.) They are of course dropping the “web 2.0” buzzwords, but have some added nifty features such […]

Diamond Shaped Gable Vents

We have been getting bad about adding new products to TheBuilderStore.com…bad in the way that we don’t add enough. Luckily, Frank has been better about sending me photos, most recently he sent me a photo of a diamond shaped gable vent. So now I have added diamond vents to our website. I assume we will […]

Why ReInvent the Wheel

Sometimes, I think I waste too much time trying writing custom scripts to perform functions similar to existing open source ones. Part of my problem in that regards is that I’m a control freak: there is always some special set of features that aren’t included in available packages, and I always convince myself that it […]

Web Video vs. Cable

WebProNews published an article today entitled “The Future of Web Video“. YouTube might be the media darling (and I’m the old man who yearns from the halcyon days of the internet, when having a dot com name meant you could afford Network Solutions’ high fees and crappy email template registration thingy. The article barely glosses […]