Author Archive for: jmoody

A Crack in the Armor

02 May
May 2, 2013

It’s been almost two months now since we went live with our first Magento Commerce site.

Over all, I think it has been a real success story. There have been a few bugs, and some customer inquiries, but not as many as I expect with the first implementation of a new technology.
We have been more flexible in addressing problems and implementing solutions since the rollout, and that looks to continue.

However, I seem to have found the first major flaw with the Magento framework.

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Batman Uses Google

08 Mar
March 8, 2013

No Superman

If you think back to your childhood (or maybe the last Comicon) I am sure most of you can relate to the following conversation:

Sam: Superman would kick Batman’s butt! He can fly! He is super strong!

Jason: Batman has the Batmobile, and would just ….

Timmy: Hulk Hogan would body slam both of them and then run wild on Spiderman!

Everyone: Shut up Timmy!

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Project Vermont (And Back)

12 Sep
September 12, 2012

I recently had the opportunity to go to my cousins wedding in Vermont. For a variety of reasons, I had only three days in which to drive to Vermont, attend the wedding, and drive home. I had never driven for more than several hours solo, so I was a little nervous about the twenty-five or so round trip hours. Because of some strategic choices I made, the trip was (spoiler) a huge success, and all of that time gave me the chance to wax philosophical about solo project management, Findaway style. Here are a few of my observations…

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Using the Google Map API to Display Customer Locations

21 Jun
June 21, 2012

Libraries make up one of the larger purchasing segments for our products, but demand is driven by the patrons of those libraries. So a challenge is how to reach out to those patrons, and increase demand.

One marketing suggestion was to give library patrons a way to see where libraries were that ‘carried’ our products. Fortunately, Google Maps provides a very easy to use solution for mapping groups of locations.

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