Well, it’s a Friday evening and I’m busy on my 2nd favorite hobby – building web apps! As if I don’t already have enough going on, I have a few pet projects that allow me to keep my hands and mind busy. While my coding chops are nothing to write home about, I do enjoy the chance these give me to keep my fingers on the pulse of software. Props go to oDesk for proving that the world truly is flat, and you can find some great developers outside of Puget Sound 🙂
I wouldn’t call myself so much an avid coffee drinker as an enthusiast of the Starbucks experience. For me, I appreciate consistency in my life wherever possible; good, personable service is also very important. Living in Seattle, it became a way of life to have really 2 primary domiciles: my office and my Starbucks. This site is in homage to that, mostly a blog with some work being done to create a bragging game for keeping tally with your friends as to who really is the fanatic. There’s also a Facebook app that sends the blog postings as news feeds, and a Facebook group.
This project is a classic example of me having a 10 spare minutes that result in a commitment to the tune of thousands of dollars and man hours, yet has probably been the most rewarding in terms of what I have learned. The launch date keeps getting moved back, but when completed I hope that it becomes one of the top culinary communities on the web, or at least in my household.
Pretty simple idea: make it easy to share pictures you take with your mobile phone. This site was up and functional in about a month, but the site design was horrible and the feedback was that there was a great opportunity to differentiate it from Twitter, Pownce, Twango and Radar. So I’ve brought on a couple of friends as business and technical partners to help and will re-launch in a couple of weeks.
Well, what can I say about JoeMusic that hasn’t already been said? I love music, and so this blog was originally intended to be an outlet for that. Since then however, I crashed my server and had a backup that was so old it wasn’t worth rebuilding. So in January I decided to re-launch it as an online music magazine and have been looking for 3-4 contributing authors to help keep it fresh with blogs, music reviews and news. At least I got a cool hat out of it!
So that’s about it. I’m always dropping new things on the ‘net and giving them a whirl, so I’ll try to keep this and my My Projects link up to date. Next up: creating a community newspaper and a sick little Mad Libs app. If you have the chance, take a look at what I’ve got going on and let me know what you think ok?