How I started a multi-million dollar consulting firm alvin August 1, 2017 - 11:56am

“When it’s time to be a general, be a general.
When it’s time to be a monk, be a monk.”

(Author unknown)

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 Mission Data.

How to list all services on an Ubuntu 16.04 system alvin July 23, 2017 - 1:13pm

Ubuntu FAQ: How do I list all of the services on my Ubuntu 16.04 system from the Linux command line?

Answer: Use this command:

DispatchHealth - Denver, Colorado Startup Business of the Year alvin April 29, 2016 - 12:29pm

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 alvin March 3, 2016 - 10:34am

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.

More news on the Boulder, Colorado tech/startup scene alvin November 29, 2015 - 2:55pm has more information about the Boulder, Colorado hi-tech startup community.

Technical debt and startups - the chicken and egg debate alvin August 10, 2015 - 5:49pm

There’s an interesting debate about technical debt and startups at this Twitter link.

Lean Startup for Agile Product Management alvin May 2, 2015 - 2:30pm

At the moment I don’t know if this talk is any good, but I do like the pictures/slides, and I want to come back and re-visit it at some point. The title of the presentation is, “Lean Startup for Agile Product Management.”

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 to set JVM properties (Xms and Xmx) with the Play Framework startup script alvin May 20, 2014 - 8:55am

As I noted yesterday, I got a Play Framework application running on a Raspberry Pi (RPI) this weekend. It was pretty easy; I just deployed the application to a production server as usual, and on the RPI I only had to install Java, and control the RAM usage.

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.