3 Successes. 3 Failures.
Open Huntsville CO|LEARN
Web Hosting & Design
Mobile Packet Sender
Classic Career Question
- write stories if nobody read them?
- compose songs if nobody heard them?
- paint canvases if nobody saw them?
- code apps if nobody used them?
- Web Hosting and Design
- I am bad at sales
Packet Sender Origin Story
- Needed to send a packet
- All the current tools were bad
- Bought the domain on Sep 25, 2011
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
-Leonardo da Vinci
Iterating towards success
- 2011: Android-only
- 2011: Website used WordPress
- 2012: Win/Mac versions
- 2013: Linux version
- Late 2013: UI and performance overhaul
- Late 2013: Website overhaul static
- Late 2013: Amazon-hosted installers
- 2015: Abandoned mobile versions.
- 2015: Open Source
HTML5 Game Engines
Book published by CRC Press
- Proposed: Nov 21, 2012
- Published: April 28, 2014
Book has not sold well. However...
- Too ambitious
- Too much programming
- Too expensive: Still $40+
- HTML5 Gaming moves too fast
Bucket List: Get a book published. ✓
Pay Down Calc
Nice app, but it cannot be found on Google.
Podcast Origin Story
- Developer-oriented podcasts usually boring
- Huntsville needs a good podcast!
- Began work April 1, 2015
- Writing, Website, CDN, RSS, iTunes, recording, editing...
- Published Oct 5, 2015
- Episode 1 published
- Feedback so far is postive
- Episode 2 currently in editting