October 2010 Archives

I’m Back!

I had an awesome trip down South. It was exactly what I was hoping it would be – a long break from my routine. I wasn’t really trying to forget about work so much as just spend an extended amount of time in a different atmosphere with people I don’t get to see nearly often enough. JMU Talk The first few days were spent in Harrisonburg, Virginia at James Madison University where I gave my “Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice” talk. Previously I had just… Continue reading


My Productive Fall

Towards the end of Summer I decided to sit down and make a list of things that I wanted to accomplish this Fall before the Holiday Season started. It was a lot – more than I thought I could get to – but I like to challenge myself. We consider our “Holiday Season” to start on November 1. I like to have every new cart feature in place by mid-October so we have some time to work any kinks out before the big rush. I’m… Continue reading


First Time Naivety

The feature article in the October issue of Inc Magazine was Start-Ups 2010: How to Launch Your Dream Company. One of the interesting things that they did was do sidebars of companies that haven’t met their initial expectations. So while the main focus was on the successes, they didn’t completely ignore the struggles, which is something I like because it’s an accurate portrayal of reality. The one that really caught my attention of course was Finding an Audience Online: Getting attention online is easier said… Continue reading


My Efforts to Sit Less

Starting with a NY Times article in February entitled Stand Up While You Read This! there has been quite a bit of attention paid to recent studies concluding that sitting is bad for you irrespective of the amount of exercise you get. Another good article is Sentenced to the Chair by the team at Men’s Health. Here’s an excerpt from the NY Times article: It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of… Continue reading


The Story Behind the Detailed Image Mobile Site

Yesterday we launched a dedicated mobile site for Detailed Image. Above are a few screenshots. Overall I’m extremely pleased with how it came out. The functionality is nearly 100% of the full site. That said, the story of how this mobile site came about over the past two weeks is much more interesting than the functionality of the site so that’s going to be the focus of this post. Why a Mobile Site? I think the main answer to this is obvious – more and… Continue reading