Welcome to my new blog! I have always wanted a blog of my own, so I could share my opinions and views with the world on topics that range from Customer Service to Computer Programming and even R/C Racing. Basically anything that relates to my business whether it is on the technical and computer programming side or on the business side.

My experience on the business side ranges from running a small boutique software company for many years, to starting an E-Commerce company from the ground up and growing it from nothing to a 70+ person company with more than 35 million dollars a year in sales. So from time to time I will be commenting on business issues that I feel might be interesting to talk about, especially if I get burned by another company. I will likely recount those experiences on these pages also.

My experience on the programming side ranges from C/C++ and assembly programming and low level device driver programming to E-Commerce and web site programming in PHP, C# and ASP.NET MVC. I expect I will be writing a lot about C# and ASP.NET MVC programming, as well as database programming on these pages. My current platform of choice is C#, ASP.NET MVC and the MySQL database using the PetaPoco micro-ORM layer. Although we have a lot of PHP code on our site, and we still maintain it and add to it, I personally can’t stand programming in PHP at all and one of our goals is to get rid of PHP completely from our systems over the coming years and replace it all with C# and ASP.NET MVC code.

I am also an avid techie and I love new gadgets so you will probably see me posting about new gadgets I might come across that you might find interesting as well. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I am an avid Apple product fan and have has Apple products since back in the Apple II days. I even use primarily Macintosh computers for all my work, although at this point I am still stuck running Windows on my Macs to get real work done. I wish someone would come out with a hardware graphics accelerator for Parallels on the Mac, so I can run windows apps under Mac OS at native speeds! If I could, I would only use Mac OS as my primary OS, but the emulators are just too slow for real work for me at the moment. Anyway, the point is, don’t be shocked if you see me writing stuff about Apple products on these pages also. I have a lot of them, and I love them, so I will probably write something about them from time to time :)

Well, let’s get down to business and start blogging, and I hope you enjoy this site!

8 Responses to “Welcome to my blog!”

  1. Mike Downey says:

    I think this is fantastic. I may be one of the few people out there who is deeply interested in all of these topics. Blog on!

  2. Cool. I have been batching them up for a long time so now I just need to write them up :)

  3. Randy says:

    I know I will be tuning in to read your blog. I’m always interested in people with as much drive as myself.

  4. Chris says:

    Stumbled in here from the main site and will come back because your interests are pretty spot on with mine. You need an rss feed or subscribe option though so we can get a notification when you put up a new post without having to come back and mash the F5 button :)

  5. Good point on the RSS feed! I will dig around as i am sure there is support for this.

  6. Ghanesh MV says:

    I have dreams like everyone does. But, I never thought I could ever find so many who dream and act like me.:)

    We’re in sync by thoughts!!!

    Tuning up…

  7. mark bennett says:

    sir your online store is auesome i have bought alot of stuff from your store and wow your customer service is excellent your products are amazeing and what more can i say is nice to have service and great products .

    thanks
    mark l bennett
    oakley kansas

  8. Cary Feldman says:

    During Black Friday I purchased a Vatterra Kalahari RTR and another small item to go over $100 and get the $5 discount .I was also expecting “Free Shipping” since the order was over $25 and certainly not a “kit” by any accepted definition in thr RC trade. Much to ny shock and chagrin, I did not receive “Free Shipping” and when i inquired; why? someone named “Adam” tried in vain to convince me that a RTR is really a “kit.” Any adolescent “newbie” knows the difference between a unassembled kit and a RTR ready to function right out of the box! I do not acccept Adam’s explanation as I believe this a clearly a case of at least “misleading afvertiseing’ if not outright “deception in an effort to get your customers to spend more money to qualify for the “Free Shipping”. I also have emailed Adam’s supervisor, but have yet to get a reply. I will give you this opportunity to correct this issue before taking my complaint to the nrxt level (Google]. Your company enjoys a good reputation in the industry, so I hope tou will make the neccessary corrections and adjustments.

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