The New Coffeeshopped Website

As of yesterday, is no more. Long live

I've moved all of the content from my old website over to here. So, in addition to information about Coffeeshopped products, if you look around you'll find articles for web developers, and other thoughts.

I have to admit, this first design is rushed, but it needed to be done! The site is only going to get prettier.

p.s. It's snowing in Austin! A rare event.


We Need an Easy Way to Correct Others' Spelling and Grammar Mistakes Online

Often when I'm reading blogs or news articles online, I notice small spelling mistakes. They're usually the ones that get through spell checkers... the ones where the writer accidentally spelled a different word (e.g. today I saw "cap" instead of "cape"). Every time I encounter a mistake like this, I want to tell the author about it (I'm just that way about spelling). But, I'm too lazy to find a way to contact the author, and describe the mistake. I wish I could just highlight the text, make the correction, and have it sent to the author.

A Visit to the Texas Secretary of State

Yesterday I visited the Secretary of State building here in Austin, to file (in duplicate) my form for creating an LLC. The visit took about, oh, 2 minutes. I should be getting mail back from them in a week or so. I can't wait!

Future Scheduling

I've been running into a recurring problem lately: when I have a lot of work on my plate, and a prospective client comes along, I have a hard time knowing if I have the capacity to take on the new project, and when, and by what deadline I could complete it. Surely this is a common problem among freelancers.

Usually, I just assume that I can do it (better to have too much work than too little), but that's definitely made my life chaotic at times, having too many projects to juggle at once, and having weeks at a time where I had to spend way too much time in front of the computer.

I've looked around for a solution that looks good to me, but I haven't found it yet. So instead, I'm going to solve the problem myself, by making a new tool. Development starts today (design started last week).