Welcome to my new blog! I have always wanted a blog of my own, so I could share my opinions and views with the world on topics that range from Customer Service to Computer Programming and even R/C Racing. Basically anything that relates to my business whether it is on the technical and computer programming side or on the business side.
My experience on the business side ranges from running a small boutique software company for many years, to starting an E-Commerce company from the ground up and growing it from nothing to a 70+ person company with more than 35 million dollars a year in sales. So from time to time I will be commenting on business issues that I feel might be interesting to talk about, especially if I get burned by another company. I will likely recount those experiences on these pages also.
My experience on the programming side ranges from C/C++ and assembly programming and low level device driver programming to E-Commerce and web site programming in PHP, C# and ASP.NET MVC. I expect I will be writing a lot about C# and ASP.NET MVC programming, as well as database programming on these pages. My current platform of choice is C#, ASP.NET MVC and the MySQL database using the PetaPoco micro-ORM layer. Although we have a lot of PHP code on our site, and we still maintain it and add to it, I personally can’t stand programming in PHP at all and one of our goals is to get rid of PHP completely from our systems over the coming years and replace it all with C# and ASP.NET MVC code.
I am also an avid techie and I love new gadgets so you will probably see me posting about new gadgets I might come across that you might find interesting as well. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I am an avid Apple product fan and have has Apple products since back in the Apple II days. I even use primarily Macintosh computers for all my work, although at this point I am still stuck running Windows on my Macs to get real work done. I wish someone would come out with a hardware graphics accelerator for Parallels on the Mac, so I can run windows apps under Mac OS at native speeds! If I could, I would only use Mac OS as my primary OS, but the emulators are just too slow for real work for me at the moment. Anyway, the point is, don’t be shocked if you see me writing stuff about Apple products on these pages also. I have a lot of them, and I love them, so I will probably write something about them from time to time
Well, let’s get down to business and start blogging, and I hope you enjoy this site!