Post Xmas Update
Posted January 12th 2012 03:45 am
I thought an off-key Star Trek reference would be a nice catchup. I knew at the beginning of the year that 2012 would be a year of change, just like 2008. So far, every night after I've gotten home from work, I've been working around the clock as well. With a Wii at home and Internet, I've been very active on Netflix when Keat doesn't have it.
As of now, my project list consists of: MySD, Receipt Rescue (a lot of planning has been done in the past few weeks), ScrumIt (total reconstruction), Zoomiform (replanning as well), and a few others I can't recall right now.
I rewatched Eureka seasons 2 and 3 on Netflix in 10 days.
Keat's parents came to visit last Friday, and we did a massive cleaning spree on the house. To be honest, it looks a lot better.
Tom and I have had a lot of conversations over the past few days over the infrastructure of Shadow Dev policies, and we are still working on making some major improvements.
On a related note, we've hired on a new designer, Brandon Knight, and are in negotiations of hiring a new sales person. More details to come.
The really bad/odd/maybe good thing is that I've been going to bed around 3am every night for the past week. Main reason: coding at night, as expected when we got the Internet at the house.
Also, is it just me, or does it seem like as soon as your Inbox gets empty, it fills back up quicker than it took to empty it? I mean, my inbox had accumulated about 20 emails I had to take care of over the course of 3 months. I finally archived/deleted/responded to the emails throughout the course of a day, and I received 40+ more important emails at the end of the day. So, it seems like my inbox will always have at least 20 emails at any time, no matter what I do.
I've also been working a lot on a new client's site, sakisushi.net - we've done some major improvements and it's coming along quite nicely. Also, we just got the contract for a non-profit student organization in Charlotte helping Tourette's Syndrome. Honestly, this seems like a win-win situation for us and them. More information can be found on the Shadow Dev blog at shadowdev.com/blog/article/new-client-walk-for-robbie-tourettes-inspiring-charlotte-students .
Keat and I have also been playing Wii a lot, both on the entertainment side and on the physical fitness side. Having a Wii fitness in the house is really helping out keeping us on a fitness schedule.
We've also made some improvements to the main shadowdev.com site and made a major jump on SEO and Social Media scores. +1 for us!
Also, we are working on a new Media Package to offer to customers. I won't release much information right now, but I will say this: website, QR codes, social media accounts/pages, SEO, toll free number, social media management, and more for a great price! We should have more details by the end of the month. In addition, we should also have a new marketing idea that we should be able to launch by the end of the month as well. Take a look at the local restaurants and high-traffic areas in Haywood County to know more.
Keat's doing well at school. She has 4 japanese classes (1 language, 1 film, 1 anime/manga (I don't know how she got that), and 1 more), 1 math, and 1 ENT course. To be honest: my hopes go out to her during this semester. Having 2 part time jobs and taking 18 hours at school.....I know I went crazy in the spring of 2008 when I had 2 part time jobs, 15 hours at school, plus preparing for a national business competition and local business competition. My transcript shows it.
Almost forgot! On December 31st, I wrote 5 more pages to Neko Sentou! Volume 14 is almost complete!
Well, I have an early day tomorrow. I'm going to call it a night now.