January 27, 2009
January, 1989 Twenty years ago, I began what could be considered “my career”. I didn’t think of it as occupational choice at the time … it was supposed to be a simple, six month contract position. An interesting second job that would help me pay the rent, save for an upcoming wedding in the fall, … Read the rest of this item
May 8, 2008
It was tough keeping this under wraps for so long, but the project I have been working on for the past six months was finally released last week. The longer we worked on it, the more impatient we became about letting everyone in on the story. A handful of people probably managed to pick up … Read the rest of this item
March 13, 2008
When my good friend Issa isn’t herding our collective web development cats at Veer, he somehow manages to find time for things like relaunching his personal site and starting up a non-profit arts venture called Creative Nest. While I congratulate him on both of these personal projects, it’s the idea behind the latter which has … Read the rest of this item
April 19, 2007
Cool. Veer’s Build Your Own World feature has been nominated for a Webby Award in the rather convoluted category of Interactive Advertising: Other Advertising: Game or Application. Whew. Register on the People’s Voice site and cast your vote. The deadline is April 27th.
March 15, 2007
The following quote was plucked from a recent web development email. “When building a new [server] farm, create better server names … WUS is like naming a boy Sue.” Here’s the deal … the internal names for Veer’s web servers are prefixed with the acronym ‘WUS’, theoretically representing ‘Web: United States’ or our North American-based … Read the rest of this item
January 30, 2007
Do you use Twitter? Do you like to know what’s going on over at Veer? Well, have I got a deal for you. I’ve just started using Twitter as a channel for site updates, new feature announcements, status alerts, and other web follies … fresh from our team that actually builds the stuff. Tune in … Read the rest of this item
June 28, 2006
Hmmm … where have I seen something like this before? Oh yes, now I remember… right here.
February 9, 2006
Calgary seems to be a popular place to shop for visual content companies. One 800-pound gorilla in particular has loaded up his cart once again. If you haven’t already connected the dots, Getty Images bought iStockPhoto.com (and some apparently intangible assets) for fifty million smackers. Holy mother of crap. After the initial fuzz of bewilderment … Read the rest of this item
May 21, 2004
One of the previously hinted at projects that has been absorbing a fairly good chunk of my waking hours was launched two weekends ago. The Veer web site was re-released based on a new development platform, running on new servers, and getting consolidated under one roof at a new co-location facility. I can’t claim ownership … Read the rest of this item
October 24, 2003
Received this morning. An email announcing the our upcoming company Christmas holiday year-end party. Spot the typo. Quick note to say Veer’s Holiday Party will be on Thursday, November 27th. Details to follow. Should be good fun. Significant others included. Mark your colanders. I wonder if I should I bring a salad?