Startups

Great And Real Customer Service

Customer service has been on my mind recently. Funny, because I do not currently have any customers. I've been reading (listening to an audiobook, but it sounds

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Startups

Location, Location, Location

I've been meeting other Vancouver entrepreneurs at various networking events and discussing ideas with them. A common theme I'm seeing is that most of them are

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Data Mining Without Hadoop

This is a follow-up to my recent blog-post on Working With Large Data Sets. That post had some interest, so I thought it would be a good idea to go through the

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Startups

Bootstrappers Unite!

A situation in which an entrepreneur starts a company with little capital. An individual is said to be bootstrapping when he or she attempts to found and

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Software Engineering

Working With Large Data Sets

For the past three and a half years I have been working for a start-up in downtown Vancouver. We have been developing a high performance SMTP proxy that can

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Apple

iPhone 3G’s iOS 4.1 Upgrade Cannot Come Soon Enough

When I signed up to Apple's iPhone Developer programme I had full intention of developing some really cool apps. It has not happened yet, but I have been able

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Marketing

Gmail Priority Inbox – The Email Marketer’s Nightmare

Gmail Priority Inbox is a great idea. Prior to this the Inbox was split into 2 levels - Inbox and Spam. This Priority Inbox creates a third middle level, which

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Startups

Diaspora – Coming back out of the cloud will be painful

$200,641 has been pledged for the development of Diaspora, the decentralized web implementation, which intends to replace Facebook with a version that is

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Apple

Is Your Next Phone a Nokia?

This week I attended Mobile Geeks Vancouver where we were given a presentation by Samir Agarwal, Head of Maemo Operations at Nokia in Mountain View, California.

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old

An Android Developer, I Am

Well, I guess I have to be now, because I have just won a Samsung Galaxy Spica Android phone from Rogers. They kindly donated it to the Vancouver Android

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Apple

Is iChat the future of iPhone 4.0?

After seeing the iPhone 4G on Engadget and the front facing camera that will be included, I started to think about what Apple intends as the future of the

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Apple

Mac OSX’s Preview Annotations

This is what I've been looking for all my life. Well, all my take-a-screenshot-to-help-explain-which-button-to-click-on life, anyway. It doesn't happen very

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Marketing

Sclogging – A Different Slant On Blogging

This week I had an idea for a different form of blogging. This stemmed from the fact that we've been seeing a great response with opt-in email and

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Apple

Welcome To Rogers – The Story Of The Phantom Caller

I recently purchased my first iPhone. Here in Canada, like every other country, there's only one provider of the iPhone, which is Rogers. I've really not

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Apple

iPhone 3G – Battery Dies Twice As Fast

I'm finding the battery 3G iPhone is dying very fast. Hopefully the 2.1 iPhone firmware update being released on Friday will do as they say it will and make the

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Apple

Simplify Media For The iPhone – Too Simple?

Like most people nowadays my computer's music collection has grown out of all proportion. I have more music on there than I could ever hope to listen to.

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