Donate For A Good Cause


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It’s that time of the year again and this Saturday, May 1st, 2010 I will be competing at the Tampa Bay Dragonboat Races as part of the Tampa Blade Runners Red Team.  Participating in this event gives us the opportunity to help with fund raising for two great organizations: FACTors Breast Cancer Patient Support Program at Moffitt Cancer Center and the Florida Aquarium.So please help with any amount you can Make a Donation

If you live in the Tampa Bay area come watch the races behind the St Pete Times Forum –> Map

My First iPhone App – pSimon


Well I’ve been busy since my last blog post working on my final project(more on this coming in separate posts) and other personal projects.  Anyways it’s been a while since I started learning iPhone development and last December I released my first app pSimon for sale on the iTunes Store.  pSimon is a modern implementation of the classic “Simon Says” game that was popular in the 80s.  On March 4, 2010 I released a Lite version of pSimon Lite which only included the easiest level of the game and some ads.  I released the Lite version to see if I could make extra income with the ads.  While I’ve made more income from the paid app up to this point, I have to say that I saw an explosion of downloads for the Lite version the first week that I would have not imagined.  I will keep this in mind for the release of the other two apps I’m working on right now.  It seems like a good marketing strategy is to release a Lite and Full version at the same time and the Lite version will drive sales for the Full version.

If you enjoyed playing the “Simon Says” game back in the day, try pSimon Lite and leave feedback as I’m constantly trying to find ways to make the game more challenging.

Lotus Notes 8.5 First Impressions


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Well I finally got around to upgrading my Lotus Notes 8.5 Beta installations on my iMac and on my Thinkpad at home yesterday.  I’m happy to say that performance is way better than that of the beta and also of the 8.0.2 client, specially loading time.  I also noticed that memory usage is also less on 8.5.  I plan on upgrading my development server later today so I will post a follow up on my impressions on that.

Great job IBM!