April 2011 Archives

Attempting to Quantify How Busy We Are

Detailed Image has had a really busy Spring season. Everyone has had to chip in a bit extra at the warehouse to ensure that we get all of the orders out the door in a timely manner. This past week was so busy that Mike, Greg, and I went in Sunday to pack boxes for about five hours, something we’ve never done before outside of the Black Friday to Cyber Monday rush. We’ve also each had many days where we’ve had to go into the… Continue reading


Happy to be Finally Paying for Google Apps Premiere

One of the goals of our company has always been to keep as much of our data on the web as possible, preventing the loss of a single computer from hurting us, and making it simple for anyone to get up and running on a new machine in minutes. We’ve also always tried to have redundant backups of everything. However unlikely, it’s always possible that the worst case emergency scenario can happen. Back in 2008 we migrated all of our email to Google Apps. Along… Continue reading



When I moved in to my apartment one of the cooler “perks” was that it was located right on the Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway, a bike trail along the Mohawk and Hudson rivers that is part a New York State bike trail that follows the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany. Over the winter I picked up a 2011 Montague Paratrooper, a folding mountain bike that’s used by the US Military. According to their site, “its patented folding design was developed to allow airborne soldiers to drop… Continue reading


The Big Impact of Little Time Savings

It’s really easy to get blinded by the routine tasks that you do. So much so that sometimes I don’t step back and think critically enough about them. I have a lot of recurring tasks on my to-do list that fall into this category. When it pops up, I do it. Generally without much thought. It’s just a necessary road block to pass so that I can actually start my work for the day. Lately we’ve been trying to take a critical look at everything… Continue reading


The Intersection of Technology, Communication, and Culture at Pure Adapt

Yesterday I gave an abbreviated version of my “Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice” talk to the students at James Madison University. We then had a discussion about the pros and cons of starting your own business out of college, and then a brief Q&A. What made it different than the past talks was that I gave it virtually over Skype. I wasn’t sure how it would go, but it went pretty well. The webcam on their end was good enough for me to almost feel… Continue reading