startup

DispatchHealth - Denver, Colorado Startup Business of the Year

A company named DispatchHealth just won an award for the 2016 Denver, Colorado “Startup Business of the Year,” as awarded by the Denver metro Chamber of Commerce. Per their website, “DispatchHealth is bringing back the house call. Our skilled medical team arrives with the tools necessary to provide simple to advanced healthcare in the home or workplace.”

The Everything Store

I just learned about the book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, while reading this article, The Next Amazon is Probably Failing Right Now. I’ve only read the Kindle Preview and a few random pages so far, but it looks very good, and it’s highly rated, with 889 reviews. From what I’ve read so far, it’s safe to say that it tells the story of Amazon’s history, and the author really seems to know Mr. Bezos and Amazon.

Marc Andreessen tweets concerns of high cash burn rates at startups

Andreessen Horowitz partner Marc Andreessen (also a founder of Netscape) recently released a series of 18 tweets regarding his concerns over cash burn rates at startups. He wrote his tweets as he agreed with a man named Bill Gurley, who told the Wall Street Journal that Silicon Valley “is taking on an excessive amount of risk right now.”

Here is the text from Mr. Andreessen’s 18 tweets:

How I started a multimillion dollar consulting firm

A friend of mine is currently unemployed, and as I've talked to her about ways to approach her situation, I'm reminded of how I started a consulting business named Mission Data.

How to populate sample data when a Play Framework application starts up

If you ever need an example of how to do something when a Play Framework application starts up, check out the Zentasks application in the Play distribution samples directory. You'll find the following code in the Global.scala file in the app subdirectory of the project. It shows how to use the onStart method of the Global object to populate some sample data when the Play Framework app starts up.

Here's the source code for that class:

Mac startup/login programs (startup items)

Mac startup/login programs FAQ: How do I set up a Mac program to automatically startup when I log in?

If you have a normal Mac application that you want to setup as a Mac startup program (also called a Mac "startup item"), the process is fairly simple, and I'll demonstrate the approach in this article. For other Mac applications, like a command line program, the approach is different, and I'll cover that in a separate article.