I found a reference to a gaming console called OUYA the other day and wanted to know more about it. My first thought was, do we really need another console?

After a little more research I found this video game console to be interesting. The OUYA is an Android powered video game console. Its a Kickstater crowd-funded product. It will retail for $99 usd and be available on June 4, 2013.

All of the games will be free to try which reminds me of the smartphone app model although every game isn’t free. The console can be preordered at the OUYA website in addition to BestBuy, Target and other retailers.

See a short hardware and software overview video about the OUYA (approx. 4 minute run time)

Let me start by saying that REWORK is one of the best books I’ve read. A lot of this may have to do with the timing since in recent years I walked away from the corporate life into full time entrepreneurship which puts me in a state of mind that’s open to each experience (Cubicle, Business owner).

What I recognized immediately after I started reading the book was the consistent references to topics that I had instinctive thoughts and ideas about while inside of the cubicle but could rarely find anyone else that agreed or shared those thoughts.

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process

This post was inspired by a post by Tom Molyneux at successfulworkplace. As a consultant, I’ve found that starts ups and small businesses, tend to feel that processes are not needed and are something that only large companies use.

Further, they feel that processes are something that slows large companies down. Being small provides the advantage of being nimble and you cant do that if you have to follow process is the believe a lot of times.

I believe that process implementation done properly, actually is a huge benefit to a small business or startup. When your business is small is precisely the time to implement processes.

It keeps your business fluid and synchronized. When dealing with outsourcing and remote staff, the obstacles are minimized by consistent process.

Try to document one thing, you can create a Word document, that you have to do multiple times per day in your business. Then sign it, date it and share that document with your staff.

railsThe beginning – March 23, 2013

This is a series of short stories about my experience working toward learning Ruby on Rails before the end of 2013.
Note: This journey actually started in February 2013 but I didn’t start blogging about it until March 23, 2013.

Background

I am a self-taught programmer. I started in the 80’s with a commodore 64. Continue reading

WelcomeAlthough, this isn’t my first blog, this is the first time I feel that I have something to say.

I’ve been doing what I know now was testing and finding something to say for a few years.

My objective here is simple. I want to share information about experiences and lessons learned in life and business.

In order to learn and to hopefully help, teach or save someone else some time.

So welcome and please share your own experiences and commentary.