I started working on a new backend for Better Voicemail, but it ended up turning into something a little bigger (although still part of the new BV backend). I’m calling it BuildANumber. It makes it easy for anyone to create their own phone system. More info at http://www.buildanumber.com
My FitDesk came in! It was very simple to put together and took about 10 minutes. It feels very well made and solid. My favorite thing about it is that its perfectly silent! There are a broad range of resistance levels and seat height levels. Both are very easy to adjust. It is extremely light and very simple to fold up.
I really wish Github had some free way to have private repositories. I’d even settle for a way to have unlimited private repositories for a reasonable paid price. I have a paid Github account for my company which has repositories related to that in it. But, that doesn’t work well for random stuff that you would like to be private since you are limited to a specific amount of repositories.
I signed up for a Bitbucket account today just so I could host a private repository. I’ll probably host ALL my random private repos there from now on. Thats a big missed opportunity for Github, because I’m sure there are a lot of people like me that are doing the same thing.
Github should remove the repository cap on their paid plans and instead have a simple storage cap like Bitbucket does. You should be able to have as many repos as you want that can fit in your space allotment.
was listed in AGBeat’s 60 Brands to watch in 2012! This is extremely motivating and we will work very hard to do great things.
I hope to forge partnerships with other tech companies in the real estate market in the coming months as we continue to innovate in an area that hasn’t seen innovation in a decade. We have a lot in the pipeline and a lot of work to do yet.
Here’s to the new year and to bringing professional voicemail to the 21st century.
One of my projects, Better Voicemail, got some more great press today. We’ll be moving out of beta soon and I’m looking forward to it! We have a lot in the pipeline but I think we already have a solid product that will benefit a lot of Realtors out there.
Better Voicemail could kill phone tree prompts, make voicemail Siri-licious
This is a great post on driverless cars. I thought the author should have mentioned two things:
A) Most people would have a lot more time in general because they aren’t having to drive.
B) The price of cars will most definitively increase to offset the volume of cars sold decreasing.
I had some free time tonight so I decided to play a little Battlefield 3. I go to BattleLog and it tells me I have to update the game first to play. So I start the update and notice that its a 3.9 GB download! Wow.
I can’t imagine why the update needs to be that large. I think I’m having to download the whole game again just to update it. Thank goodness I’m not on a metered internet connection.
Dice says the reason that the download is because “it contains most of the content for Back to Karkand”.
I guess the download isn’t so bad after all.
Earlier today I got an email from Amazon letting me know that one of my instances was experiencing “degraded performance” due to a hardware failure. They recommended that I stop and restart the instance so that it would be automatically migrated to new hardware.
So, I logged into AWS to check to see if the instance got removed from my Elastic Load Balancer like it should have. Turns out it WAS automatically removed. I simply force stopped the instance and brought it back online and the problem was solved.
Hardware Failure was fixable with one click and resulted in ZERO downtown. Gotta love it.
I’m currently attempting to max out my free Dropbox account by buying some AdWords that use my referral link. I’ll update this if I get any results.
Well I spent about $35 and got up to 11.5GB of space. I think I probably would have had better results without spending as much money, but I think some other people were trying to do the same thing at the time so we essentially got in a bidding war and drove the CPC up. I’ll probably try again to get to 16GB in a couple of months.
Note to self: Do not trust Django to set up your database indexes correctly! It really has no concept of what should be indexed and what shouldn’t. The only thing it gets right is the table id (obviously) and any model fields you set as unique.
I’ve read things about this before, but sort of put defining my indexes on the back burner. You would think it would pick up CharFields with “choices” defined and things like that, but it doesn’t.