Blogging on sowedu

The Founder Institute assignment this week included, among other things, blogging on our startup's industry. This is something I imagine most of us were doing in one way or another already. However, I find blogging as a corporate entity has a slightly different feel. Since I first started blogging in…

Ye Ole Linux Box

I'm playing with the old linux box tonight. It's a 7-year-old MacBook that couldn't run OSX anymore. It seems to handle Ubuntu well enough. Upgrading to 13.04 right now. We'll see if it ever boots up again after the install....…

Thoughts on NewsBlur

After the Google Reader demise announcement came out, I switched to NewsBlur, and I am glad I did for two reasons. First, it gives me greater insight into how each feed is working. I see which ones are dead every time I open the page, which lets me find where…

Demo is UP!

Woo hoo! The sowedu demo site is up. Go here: http://demo.sowedu.com/ It needs an amazing amount of work. However, now the fun can begin of tweaking and adding features. The base capability is ready.…

MVP Progress

Making some good progress on sowedu's MVP this weekend thanks to a couple long nights coding. Should have something presentable by tomorrow afternoon. In the process, I'm learning a lot about Ruby and Rails. My code is a nightmare at this point, but it's amazing how easy it is to…

Finding my Company's Value

Sean Ellis has an interesting post about finding the problems worth solving in your startup. This is something I struggled with with past week when evaluating my progress with one of my mentors. We found that I was not identifying the true value I could bring my users and what…

Long Day Becomes Long Night

I'm heading in from the garage soon to catch up on some other work and wanted to make a quick post before signing off of the non-Booz laptop. The next development update newsletter goes out today (in 4 hours to be exact). If you want some insight into what happens…