…and we’re starting from scratch!

June 23, 2008 by

Which, after years of working within an organisation and pre-existing framework, makes for an interesting exercise. We three are eager to begin, however we’ll need to curb our enthusiasm for jumping right in somewhat, and pay attention to some of the more mundane details associated with starting up a company first: structure, accounts, a bit of forward planning, that sort of thing. I’m pretty sure we’ll find our feet soon enough and with any luck, determine some sort of routine that’ll provide us with some coherency.

So what are up to, exactly? 

We’ll bring more details to light over the next few weeks, but in short – we’re knuckling down and building an application. One that we believe fills a niche, and more importantly, one we believe in, and want to see used in our everyday lives (and with any luck, yours as well). 

Our development methodology will hopefully come to light (and be challenged) over time as well, but suffice to say:

  • we’re focused on solving one little problem at a time;
  • the market determines everything we do;
  • and so, we will respond to it (read:you), and iterate often
And if this isn’t quite mysterious enough, we also don’t have a name for our product quite yet – hence, codenameplannr. The one concrete lesson we’ve learned thus far is how difficult name selection actually is! But we’re determined to get going even if we have to remain nameless for the moment, but here’s hoping we get hit with a flash of inspiration sometime soon (if you have a name lying around that you’re not using, please toss it our way).
So. Day 1, no name, and no concrete details for you yet. Stay tuned!
I hope it snows tomorrow.

And so it begins…

June 23, 2008 by

So yesterday we organised to meet this morning at half past eight for the first full day of our new, kick-arse, three-musketeers-taking-on-the-world type company.

As you probably don’t know, being up and active starting at 8:30 is something that I have always difficulty all my life. I firmly believe that this was also the case when I was an infant as well. So at around 9pm last night I had every intention of instilling a new, early-to-bed, early-to-rise ethic into my life; especially as now I would be working on something that I am extremely passionate about.

Of course, my slumber addled mind blindly switched off my alarm come 7:45am. Obviously this has something to do with the fact that in my excited state, I ended up staying up until 1:30am tinkering with rails

Anyway, it is all on now. Keep an eye out for the ramblings here to stay up to date with progress on codenameplannr.

But, for now, I think that 10am is a more reasonable starting time. Call me a vampire if you wish, but for some reason everything clicks for me past the midnight hour… and I think these guys may just have to get used to that 😉