Somewhat ironically, now that I’m working full-time again, I’ve become quicker at responding to support email for personal apps. Not because I have more time (I don’t), but because of changes I’ve made out of necessity.
The biggest help has been setting up an online knowledge base. Now if a question comes in that isn’t documented, the response first gets added to the website, and then a link is sent to the user. Subsequent responses are much quicker now. Wish I would have done this years ago.
18 years ago I started my own company, Gaucho Software. I’ve created my own apps, like Seasonality which has been written about in publications like the New York Times. I’ve also worked on contract-based jobs including the NCAA March Madness app, which won an Emmy. It has been a great ride, but recently I’ve been feeling like it’s time for a change.
Today I re-joined the corporate world and started a new full time position as a Senior Software Engineer at Doximity. I’ll be working on their iOS app for healthcare professionals. I’m excited to spend the next phase of my career helping make healthcare better.
I’m continually impressed with the Pro-100. It was bundled free with a DSLR I bought years ago. I’ve printed a ton of borderless 13×19 photos on it, and the print quality and longevity have been really good.
I’ve never had an ink cartridge dry out if I don’t use it for a few months, which I can’t say about any other inkjet I’ve owned. The cost of the ink is the only drawback, but compared with the rising cost of prints that’s less of an issue these days.
Sent some last-minute holiday prints to Walgreens, because an order from Adorama’s Printique or Bay Photo wouldn’t arrive in time. Half of them were ruined by the color correction Walgreens does while printing.
Ended up printing them on the Canon Pixma Pro-100 we have here at home and they turned out much nicer.
Took my daughters (9 and 12) to a Today at Apple session called Code Your First App. They loved it! Starts with a SwiftUI tab bar demo app in Swift Playgrounds and they spend an hour customizing and adding features. This isn’t the first time they’ve coded in Swift, but to see their eyes light up as their code change is updated on the canvas is priceless.