Parasailing was Awesome!

To kick the year off right, me, my wife, and a friend, we all went parasailing for the first time. We had an absolutely amazing time and I would strongly recommend it to anyone interest. We sailed at 800 feet up in the air and just an absolutely great time. Met some new people, enjoyed the ocean air, and had a blast. We used a Groupon deal and went through Marina Del Rey Parasailing. Here’s the video of us taking off from the boat 🙂

Awesome Bug Tracking and Project Management

Over the past five years, I’ve used a number of different bug tracking and project management systems for various projects. Bugzilla, Mantis, Trac, Redmine, and now JIRA. Bugzilla was complex to initially setup and felt a bit clunky while using it, so we didn’t use it for very long. We tried Mantis and it just didn’t have the chops to get it done [for our needs.] Trac is a great application. It’s great for bug tracking, but not that great for project management. It leaves a lot to be desired from a project management point of view. Redmine is also …

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Google+ Feature Suggestions

Google+ is awesome. But it’s not perfect. This is Google’s first real take at creating their own social network to compete with Facebook and Twitter. Let’s be honest, MySpace isn’t much competition these days. Over the past week, I’ve been seeing things that Google should do to be a better platform. Shorter profile permalinks, ie is just too long, maybe acquire or use instead Endorsements; think..LinkedIn and Namesake meets true social networking. LinkedIn is never going to be a full time social network. It’s great for business, recruiting, job seekers, etc, but for simple social network, it’s …

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Google Plus…It’s So Shiny!

Google+ is actually pretty awesome. I got my invite just a few days ago and so far, it’s great. What’s so great about it? It’s clean. Even cleaner than Facebook. Let’s rewind back to 2004. Facebook was “” and the site required you to be at a college that it had registered on the site. The school I was attending, Azusa Pacific University, finally got added to the site. I was ecstatic. I joined immediately and was probably one of the first 500,000 people on the site (there are now over 750M users on Facebook.) MySpace was also in the …

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