Saturday, October 27, 2012

Programming for St Ives

As I was going to St Ives
I met a man with seven wives.
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits;
Kits, cats, sacks and wives--
How many were going to St Ives?
 - Anonymous

I'm finding on recent projects that I'm spending more time on finding answers to the wrong questions than on answering the right ones. I have work to do, but constant distraction over deciding which tools to use to accomplish the work is eating up too much of my work time. I need to lock these tools down and get back to the task at hand! Complicating the situation of course is the fact that multi-platform development (which is what I've been working on lately) has too many tools! Or more specifically, each platform has a great tool just for itself, and doesn't usually work on any other platforms. So then I find a multi-platform tool but only to find out that it equally stinks on all of the platforms. Google... Apple... I'm looking at you.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Tale of a Thousand Passwords

We've started work on a new project here at Shywire. It's a new take on security/ eWallet/ Password management . I wish I could say more... but it's too awesome to talk about until we get things farther along. Stay tuned. We're looking to market this software not only to our current customers but to the Internet at large. This one could be big! In the mean time, stop using the same password for everything!


Thursday, February 16, 2012 Redesign

We are in the process of redesigning our website at! We have made some great progress, but as always, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I have to admit I was excited when I saw the Twitter feed fired up, but now upon further thought... when did Twitter become a business website essential? Well prepare yourself for exciting tweets such as "Shywire just ate a sandwich." and "ZOMG where can I find a good sandwich in Spokane?! #shywire". Welcome to the brave new world.