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Percebe Facebook Ad

After just over a year in development, Percebe is finally being introduced to thousands of people, via a Facebook ad campaign that just started...about two minutes ago! ...plus however many minutes from the time I wrote this to...yeah. We were planning to launch the campaign about a month ago, b...

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Our booth at Orlando

Recently I got back from our first two conferences for introducing Percebe to the public. The Florida Music Teachers Association had their conference in Orlando, and the Georgia Music Teachers Association in Macon, Georgia. Both of them were actually quite small in the world of conferences, with...

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Rocket Launch

We're finally here: the launch! Which, if I remember correctly, also means that we go public with our company and product name. So here it is...wait, maybe I should try to create more suspense by...neah. Our product is called Percebe, which rhymes with "her Chevy". It is a Portuguese word (Dr. G...

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Bowling gutter ball

With needing to get our first release out fast, it seemed like a good use of our money to outsource the web development, so that all of the user account management and subscription payments would be taken care of in parallel with my building the app. I still think it was a good idea, but as "my"...

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Orlando Conference Center

I don't know how long it had been since I had spent an entire day working for the start-up without writing a line of code. But it happened last Monday, while preparing the various necessities for two conferences in which we will be exhibiting in two and three weeks: Florida Music Teacher's Associa...

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George Foreman R2D2 Have you ever worked on one thing day and night for several weeks straight? Maybe 60 or 70 hours per week at work? Do you get more work done? I think for a time. But what happened after about a month? You don't have to tell me because the studies from way back in the '30s, '40s, and '50s showed us...

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It's been six months working full-time as "CTO" and sole programmer for the start-up. Soon, by the way, I'll be able to finally unveil (to my billions of readers) what we're all about, and all the features of the program! While I'll always want to be able to accomplish more than I can faster than...

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Pensacola Beach

Same Office

Twas a packed three weeks on the road. I worked a full week at my in-laws' house in the middle of the Appalachian mountains -- and it's amazing where you can have a decent Internet connection these days -- then traveled down to Pensacola, Florida where I was able to work with my part...

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