Custom Application Development:

November, 2008


November 30, 2008  8:46 PM

Weekends and the Independent Developer

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There's an old saying that goes something like "There is no rest for the weary!" to which I have been known to rephrase to "There is no rest for the independent developer!".  The intro to my blog states "This blog deals with the questions and challenges of providing users with quality “custom”...

November 29, 2008  3:22 PM

Buried in Paper

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I seem to go through this on a regular basis -- feeling as though I am buried in paper.  Even though I am an independent software development consultant by trade, in trying to keep up with various requirements for accounting, tech articles which apply to my professional needs or personal items...


November 29, 2008  12:50 PM

Not Fun? Why Do IT?

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While doing some cleanup yesterday I ran across my "spare" bumper sticker which I purchased at a Ben & Jerry's a few summers ago.  At the time I purchased 2 of the stickers because I loved the message so much - 1 for the car I was driving then, and 1 for my next car.  The time has come - next...


November 26, 2008  10:42 PM

Password Management

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We've all seen them -- the little yellow sticky notes pinned up on the workstation board, or attached to a cabinet, or whatever other clearly convenient and visible place that is available -- the ones with username / password combinations scratched on them for all to see!  Is it any wonder that...


November 26, 2008  10:04 PM

Another IT Moment for the Developer

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Some years ago I worked very hard to extricate myself from the "hardware" issues which I found myself having to deal with instead of developing -- which (at least most of the time) I love doing!  Dealing with "hardware" however I do NOT love doing.  Then comes the panic call -- customer down,...


November 25, 2008  3:54 PM

Reflections from an IT Guy

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Somewhere around this time of year I always find myself reflecting upon where I am in forwarding my goals for the year, what I have accomplished professionally, and what I have accomplished personally.  I find myself also looking at the relationships built over the past year, and how I have or...


November 24, 2008  5:08 PM

Holiday Madness

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As we in the U.S. approach our annual Thanksgiving Day celebrations I am reminded once again of the importance of setting priorities for work-life balance.  This came to my attention as I found myself "filling-up" on "things"  (business related) that I could do during the time that my clients...


November 24, 2008  3:32 PM

Data Storage, Government and Computer Systems

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A lengthy article that caught my attention earlier today wrote about concerns that the U.S. Government's new Electronic Records Archives program may not be ready for the big time.  OK, so that really isn't unusual - but - other statements made in the article truly indicate a magnitude of...


November 21, 2008  12:50 PM

SEO and the Independent Developer

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In the last couple of months I have found myself, like so many others, listening to the gloom and doom forecasts of economic slowdown (and worse) wondering how it will affect me.  Last month I blogged (really got on a soapbox) about developer pricing in my post "

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November 20, 2008  2:44 PM

Cynical Thoughts of an Independent Software Developer

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My hope is that all my readers will forgive me for my recent lack of blog writing, as I have been very busy on behalf of all independent developers while flying my personal jet (...shown here) to congress to lobby for a bailout bill for...


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