A vision of students today.


Every so often something floats by in the river of news that disjoints you. One moment, you see the world this way – the next, you don’t. Michael Wesch, a professor at Kansas State University is someone who keeps whacking my head in a totally thought-provoking way. First there was The Machine is Us/ing Us. […]

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Jobs to Developers: please come back!

Posted 5 minutes ago at Apple hotnews by Steve Jobs: Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new […]

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Colors matter

Starr Horne pointed me towards a very good post about what colors communicate over at Kidson Talks. Why does it matter to you? Because your web site’s colors communicates with your customers – whether you are aware of what you’re saying or not. If you don’t have a good sense of what colors work together, […]

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MicroISVs and climate change


Today is Blog Action Day, and given that, this post is about the environment. Many other people today will be blogging about things you can do for the environment as an individual and those are good things; but being who I am, I want to concentrate on some of the opportunities I see in the […]

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links for 2007-10-15

SuperHappyDevHouse wiki – Welcome to the DevHouse! The wiki pas… Anyone been to one of these? (tags: 47hats, meetups) Cool Software / Cool Software Get your app listed here if you want Intel and other VC’s to hear about it. (tags: 47hats, VCs) secretGeek Definitely not a dull blog! (tags: 47hats, microISV) Creating a Successful […]

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Reviewing RoboSoft: The Long Arm of Submission


By Joshua Volz Volz Software [Ed. Note: From time to time I’m inviting various microISVs to come talk about the development of their products here at 47hats.com. Want to contribute a MicroISV Profile? Email me.] Marketing. It’s the other half of having a software company. It’s the hard part for most of us who start […]

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FogBugz puts an end to faith-based developing


Yesterday I got the word on Fog Creek’s new FogBugz 6.0 from the man himself, Joel Spolsky, from a microISV point of view. I wanted to see for myself whether the new 6.0 had gained anything that would make it easier to use as my one person tech support app; what I got was a […]

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links for 2007-10-08

KeyXL Keyboard Shortcuts When the going gets tough, the tough turn to keyboard shortcuts, at least they do if they’re programmers. Nice site with lots of good shortcuts. (tags: shortcuts keyboard) Web Worker 101: Estimating Basics « Web Worker Daily A good primer on estimating software tasks – be they for The Man or for […]

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Doing micro things in a microISV

Tim Haughton over at The Agile Micro ISV Blog nailed it today: “Teams move boulders. The micro ISV fills his pockets with pebbles and runs back and forth.” Too often microISVs fall into the trap of approaching work (programming, marketing, planning) as if they were still safely nestled in their old corporate jobs – big […]

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MicroISV Profile: Jonas Martinsson


By Jonas Martinsson FeedJournal – The Newspaper You Always Wanted http://www.feedjournal.com [Ed. Note: From time to time I’m inviting various microISVs to come talk about the development of their products here at 47hats.com. Want to contribute a MicroISV Profile? Email me.] My micro-ISV project is FeedJournal. At its core, it generates a PDF newspaper from […]

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