Monday, November 22, 2010

Catching Up To What's Important

Recently, I was working as an overworked and underpaid developer in the downtown Orlando area. I realized that I much rather have the time to work on my own things, as well as spend more time with my family. It bothered me that I had to work 50-60 hour weeks.

Since I've freed up my schedule somewhat, I've got more time to focus on EcommerceForEveryone.com , my own start-up. I've been able to add some cool enhancements, fix a few bugs, and generally add more value to the service.

So using some of my free time wisely, I've updated to the latest version of Mac Os X, Zend Studio, Mamp Pro, and some other goodies. Cleared my mac book pro, and reformatted it into a rock solid development environment, very nice if I say so myself. I've got all of the premium tools at my disposal now.

I haven't blogged for a little while, so I though it'd be a good thing to catch up for those that actually read/follow this blog. I'm much more active on my twitter account, and I was posting a little more regularly on my PuReWebDev blog until I got lazy and stopped posting (bad habit).

Just as a follow up to my previous posting, nothing has happened to mysql as yet, I feared they'd be extinguished once Oracle bought Sun (which owned mysql at the time).

Not a whole lot of items of import to share at the moment, but I'll stop by and post some more once I've got more upgrades completed to E4E, maybe even post a few screen shots of the work.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Upgrading My Skills

It's been a little while since I've posted anything new here. I've been busy working on a few different little projects, a self branded website for myself, Genesis Font. I've also been trying to make a post every now and then on my internet handle, PuReWebDev.

I've been working for an online marketing company as well, doing some SEO work and development. The development part is the part I really enjoy, even though I produce rather impressive results with the marketing. I still get to do my own affiliate retail marketing as well.

This year in general has been interesting to say the least. Lots of changes to speak of, but in regards to technology, I've been spending a lot of time focusing on jQuery, as well as standards compliant coding, xhtml and css. I'm happy to do things the right way, and it's a great feeling knowing that you've coded something properly, and makes you wonder how you've managed to do things any other way.

I've spotted some new market opportunities that I'm going to exploit later this year. Fantastic idea, no one is doing, and kind of makes you wonder why that is. I actually have to set up a server to get it all going,