I Know Some Guys

  • Feb 26, 2013

I've been a bit quiet lately, but that's mostly because I've been pretty busy lately. After my old company began closing down, I started going whole-hog in my consulting company, I Know Some Guys. Naturally, I can't go TOO much into it, but the general gist is "so far, so good." We have a couple clients so far and they've been keeping me busy indeed. A lot of that has involved classic Notes client and web development, but I guess that serves me right for snickering at people working on large "modernization" projects. Nonetheless, if you're looking for someone to build an app for you, consult, or so forth, drop me a line.

One nice side effect of having so many tasks flying around early is that it's really giving the project-tracking database I built a trial by fire. I built it to be pretty similar to the one I made at my old place, but boiled down to just the necessary components. Putting it under heavy use has done a fantastic job figuring out which parts I don't really use, which parts I sorely need to add, and which UI decisions I made turned out to be... questionable. Moreover, we're using Freshbooks for our time tracking and billing, and I'm really itching to integrate with their API. I hear tell that Domino has some REST- and OAuth-consuming capabilities and this will finally give me a chance to put them to use in a real situation.

Now, with any luck, I'll have some time shortly to knock out a few posts I've been developing notes on. In the mean time, if you somehow haven't already, go read Tim Tripcony's post about SSJS and the ensuing comment discussion. I promise it's worth your time.