We continue growing and looking to grow our team. We’ve been very fortunate with the people we’ve hired and have been so busy we haven’t really taken the time to introduce them or explain to people why they should join us in a while. We’re now up to 7 people here. Me (Kevin), Brad, Barrett, Kyle, Brian, Tom, and Eric. A diverse group with a variety of beards. People without facial hair are also welcome, though we made Kyle work from Traverse City when he refused to grow a mustache. [your head here] We’re working out of our offices in Lake Orion and working on plans for a new building. Brian is fixing up the Ms. Pacman I bought […]
Starting a blog is not hard. People do it all the time, by the millions. But if you’re not technically inclined it can be intimidating. We often talk to people who want to get a simple website and blog up and running. Sometimes we work with them, other times it’s enough to point them in the right direction and give a little advice. Today I’d like to share a bit of that advice. Step 1: Hosting Web hosting is both simple in concept and complicated to get right. There are a ton of hosting companies out there. You can sign up for a couple of dollars per month at Blue Host* in a few minutes and host your own blog. […]
We’ve been working for some time with Pharmacy Advantage specialty pharmacy. They dispense medications for lots of difficult to manage diseases and provide really incredible support services to help people handle the challenges involved in treating diseases like Cancer, MS, and Arthritis. We’ve been working closely with the people there for a few years now and I’m really impressed by their dedication to taking care of people. The work we’ve done has involved building a custom website for patients to login and refill prescriptions online, integrating with their McKesson EnterpriseRx pharmacy software system, and providing a large web based application that they use as part of their daily workflow in taking care of patients. If you need specialty medications delivered […]
The first shipment of Paw Pods is in and they are ready for sale. There are 4 sizes of Pods and an Urn available in this first batch of products. Paw Pods are biodegradable Pods and Urns for burying pets when they die. They range in size from the Micro Pod for goldfish to the Medium Pod for small dogs and cats. You can buy them online now for individuals who have lost a pet or you can order in bulk for veterinarians or retailers. Each Pod and Urn also comes with a flowering sympathy card to be planted to help memorialize the pet. The site is built using the Magento platform. It’s a powerful, if sometimes unwieldy, e-commerce platform […]
I was reading this article today and realized that I didn’t give people a good feel for who we are or why they may want to work here. So, here’s a better stab at that. Our band of Brothers (and cousins) We are a small team that works well together. Brad and I started doing this about 12 years ago. We’ve worked hard to build long term relationships with our customers. They’ve told the people they know to hire us and that’s worked out well for us in developing a stable, growing business. Barrett and Kyle have been working for us for a few years and we have a stable of contractors we’ve been using as well. We just moved […]
We’ve rebuilt our website. It’s been over two years since we updated the design and it was time for a refresh. We’re still running WordPress, but are now up to the latest version. We’ve found that it’s a fine Content Management System (CMS) for smaller informational sites like ours. We hope you like the new design and we’ll be making an effort to post more regularly to the blog, though, as usual, clients and family come first.
I’ve found that some people go through life trying to act like the things they spend a third or more of their day doing is not a personal endeavor. As though you can treat people badly or disregard the impact of your actions on others so long as it benefits you because it is “just business”. I find this disingenuous at best and sociopathic at worst. The truth is while the law may think that businesses are pseudo people that can behave independently of human beings you are really just dealing with individuals, sometimes one, sometimes many, but just people like you and me. Business interactions have an impact on real people and we should reflect on that every time […]
I am a Lions fan. So I suffer a lot of grief. They hadn’t won since 2007, but I keep watching and rooting for them. Yesterday their game was blacked out because fans had mostly given up on them, however the NFL said they would put the game online today for people to watch. So I avoided the news and looked forward to still seeing the game. Then I visted NFL.com to try to watch the video. Suspecting they would show the score I Googled for the video section of the site Game Rewind and found a pay registration page for watching games, but no mention of being able to watch the Lions game for free. So I went to […]
I saw this error when I tried to open a document or close the application in Fireworks CS4 today. Don’t get me wrong, I really like using Fireworks most of the time (though the Export feature keeps creating additional images folders I don’t want, ever), but this error message really made me laugh. I definitely know how to fix what went wrong now.