Monthly Archives: October 2007


A few months ago a friend of mine IMed me with this crazy idea. As of Oct. 30th he has decided to share with the world, or at least those that get an invite. Check out Nicholas Carr’s thoughts. I’m particularly fond of the comparison to assault rifles. Personally I still┬áthink this is an incredible idea, just as I did after that first IM. I think this is going to be huge. I’m very impressed by it, so thanks Dan, Preston, and Marc. Great work and I’m really looking forward to see what is next. Now I just need to brainstorm and figure out some really cool applications, that aren’t too creepy. Check it out for yourself at

My Business Website: Not ready for Prime-time

I guess I’ll make some notes here on the on going development of my business website. It’s available at There isn’t really much up right now but I’m hoping I’ve used enough of the keywords I’d like to target that I can get a decent ranking on Google in a shorter period of time.

Basically for the past few weeks I’ve been looking into shopping cart software. I’ve tried osCommerce and Zen Cart on a test system. So far Zen Cart is way better, but not exactly what I want. Long term I’d like to write something nice in Rails, but right now it is too much additional effort. The name of the game is speed and that means using what is already built even though I don’t care for the design a great deal.

Basically what I’m really looking for is something like WordPress but with a shopping cart built in, and a forum. So if WordPress, Zen Cart, and phpbb mated but were rewritten in Rails I think I’d have the perfect solution. If anyone knows of where I can get this software please let me know.