Team Blog

The Myth of Buying over Building Apps

Christopher Eaton Tuesday 12, September, 2017

When I was a teenager, I got my first job at a small computer store. It was typical work, selling products, processing returns, handling service tickets, everything you'd expect from a consumer-facing job.

The computer store had a policy of checking any returned product's serial number to ensure i...

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Big Vendor, Little Help

Christopher Eaton Saturday 29, April, 2017

Why is it when I think of how huge R&D vendors operate, only a gripping fear of nickel & diming, bureaucracy, mazes, and wild unfounded charges come to mind?

I spoke today with a IS team manager who was wondering if we'd ever charge them for something like a phone call or discussion... Absolutely...

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Christopher Eaton Tuesday 24, January, 2017

I once likened running a startup to walking along the edge of a sword while carrying a bag of bricks. The last few months have been a whirlwind of hiring, team meetings, coding, moving furniture, missed deadlines, and white-boarding sessions.

I often drift into a torrential sea of the tasks and co...

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Why I prefer Google AppEngine (Cloud)

Christopher Eaton Wednesday 06, April, 2016

I've been building web sites since the 90's, and it's always taken quite a few steps. Set up a server, install web host software, configure, publish, deal with configuration issues for an hour or so, then finally, have a web site up and running. Of course it is always followed by systems maintenance, security patches, networking issues, data backups, and on and on.

That was the process, and it took time.

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