Category Archive for: Technology

Platforming strategy

This is great – and exactly where we’re going and have been from the beginning.  Note that early on we made the decision to roll our applicaiton out first, but we positioned our architecture as a (level three) platform so we can fairly easily migrate over.  It won’t be without its pitfalls, but we’re not…

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Net neutrality considerations

The DOJ just announced it opposes net-neutrality. As I see it, the two sides of the fence on net-neutrality are: 1. those who believe the Internet is now commerce driven and built (infrastructure wise) on the bottom line and 2. those who believe that the equality of access inherent in today’s Internet is more important than commerce.…

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iTunes and the mobile strategy

Apple just announced that you can now download tracks to the new iPod touch over wifi.  I love it – for so many reasons.  First, I love the idea of getting music over the air, untethered. To me that is pretty awesome.  I love it that it ties into the desktop environment – which is still…

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Judging and juggling software vendors

While software development is not yet fully a commodity, it’s sadly headed in that directoin.  However, for a software driven company, a friend of mine once said – you just don’t want to outsource your heart. Of course, you can’t always do heart surgery, and also it’s very expensive; sometimes you have to have someone else…

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I can't wait for the next two releases

There are many many moments when building rVibe is challenging (at best).  The notion of a roller coaster is way off base – unless roller coasters go up to the moon and back. But everyday I am thankful that I have the opportunity to work this project and make it what it is. And I…

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release strategy?

The notion of planned releases for Internet software seems to be fading fast. Well, at least from a user perception standpoint. When was the last time anyone really noticed that YouTube updated their site? It’s to the point that sites that announce an update seem to be antiquated. And for fat clients that seems to…

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Beta 1 is finally here!

Finally, at long last, Beta 1 is here.  It’s not without its issues and missing funtions of course, but the core software is solid and it’s the real deal. Real content, really able to purchase tracks, really real. Lots more to improve upon, and release 1&2 are already full ahead on development.  Below is an…

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More data issues – performance related

Ugh – we’re hitting big performance problems due to how our data is structured. There is a fine line between having rich data sets that have many different joins and having something that performs within a reasonable amount of time. We had erred on the rich set side a little much. We’re working to streamline…

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A little status

So – we’re down to the wire on the Beta release.  Meaning – we’re finishing up the production environment build, testing the various connections and getting ready to load the server up.  We’re also finishing up the brochure ware website which will get loaded into our web server in the next week.  And finally, the…

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The little details matter

We have all used software that is ugly, difficult to use and does not perform as expected.  I won’t name names, but you know what I mean.  Sometimes we’ll overlook the issues because the function they provide adds value to us, sometimes the value is not enough. In my view, even if you provide significant…

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