iPad Thoughts Thus Far

As I type up this post I’m on a Metrolink train that’s headed to Los Angeles from Orange County. I’m typing with my iPad propped up on my lap. Aside from the rocking of the train it’s incredibly easy to type on it in landscape mode. Even in portrait mode it’s not so bad, just a little slower.

Before getting to work on this post I was able to quickly and easily check on the latest tech news on Mashable, TUAW, and Digg. I also quickly scanned through e-mail to see what may await me in the office this morning. My internet connection is being provided via my Verizon mi-fi device that’s in my laptop bag.

So far I’m incredibly impressed with this device and I do think its going to be a game changer. From being able to very nicely present video to being able to doing complex documents on the fly – all without having to wait for it to boot up. I also don’t have to wait for it to shut down as I get closer to wherever I’m going which gives me another couple of minutes to finish things up.

I’m loving my iPad to be sure and I can’t wait to write more on it as well as the apps for it. Looks like we’re just about at Union Station….HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!

Posted from my Apple iPad

Bringing Tech To Market…The Joy, The Pain, The Feel of Success

As an I.T. Manager I knew the pains of bringing new systems up and getting staff to use them. The endless contract legalize that the vendors love to suffocate you with. The compatibility checks and testing to make sure it would all work. The late nights and weekends working on the servers to install and configure everything. The education of the users, and the subsequent phone calls and e-mails we’d get with questions we had already answered with comprehensive & easy to understand training and manuals.

That was all just warm up for bringing a new tech product to market.

Over the last 4 months I’ve been working on everything from contracts, to acceptance documents to testing software in ways I had never done before. Terms that flew over my head, and ideas that would go beyond anything I understood, changed my whole world. There were times where it didn’t seem like there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and it would never be complete.

And then…everything all came together and there was success.

The development and testing was done and I had a product that was ready to be sold.

Over the next month to month and a half I will do my final piece and push my little baby bird of a web application out of the nest, to soar in the great Internet sky.

I’ve learned new things and now have a totally different perspective on contracts, and negotiations. Most of all I now have the joy of having helped bring something to fruition that will make a profit and even better help our members serve their new and existing clients better.