I have been receiving a few emails recently from some of you wondering where I have been. "What's up with the radio silence?" is a common thread 😉
I have been somewhat preoccupied…
My new son Dane, 12 hours old. 🙂
Fellow Vancouver Voip veteran and buddy Ian Bell has reclaimed PubSub and will soon be launching a new FaceBook app. Ian is a very capable fellow and he is in good company with Lance Tracey joining as CEO.
I think Ian is doing the right thing in going after the Facebook crowd, the intelligent search capabilities of PubSub will be put to good use there. Ian is also getting some love from Michael Arrington and Om Malik.
Great stuff Ian, good to see PubSub alive again!
I read up on Ruby, she seems to be gaining momentum. Seems like a great RAD development tool with AJAX at the core. AJAX apps are springing up everywhere, Rails seems to be the framework of choice. We could be in for an era of cool web apps.
I have been blogging for years and recently my posts have slowed to a crawl, due in no small part to my responsibilities at Shift. The work I am doing for Shift is very exciting and it requires my full attention. I have decided to take a vacation from blogging until I can get out from under.
From time to time you will see me as a feature writer for various blogs and magazines and I will be posting some cool news pertaining to Shift at SIPthat.com, but I don’t see myself blogging fulltime again for a while. Feel free to read the TMC SIPthat archives where you will find many podcasts and posts from the months/years gone by.
Thanks for reading & listening everyone.
I am very excited to be able to announce that I have accepted a position at Shift Networks as CTO, Press Release:
I will continue blogging, you can be sure of that. 🙂
VON was such a huge success for eyeball we decided to roll with punches and continue on to NYC to paste a few more zeros on our revenue numbers for the quarter.
On the way a funny thing happened. In order to conserve some time our very patient CEO, who was driving at the time, decided that total gridlock was completely unacceptable and quickly found a solution in the emergency lane. Our driver thought it was very fitting for us to be in the emergency lane since we indeed had an emergency. Afterall, if we did not make our numbers this quarter someone was surely going to pay for it.
The adventure was cut short when a police cruiser jumped in behind us at which time we proptly got back into the right lane. The cop was unimpressed to say the least but then things took a twist… when our CEO told the officer that the emergency was that we had to race to our next appointment or the next floater that was to turn up in the East River would closely resemble a certain sales person the officer was clearly flabbergasted. He was so beside himself he simply sped off muttering obscenities. If that wasn’t funny enough, not more than 3 minutes later we spotted the cruiser pulling over another victim. Based on the cavity search posturing of the cop I would say this second group did not have quite as good an excuse for driving in that lane.
It happenend over an hour ago, we are still driving and I am still laughing.
I am very happy to be joining Eyeball as COO and think this private BC company is in an excellent position to do some great things in the SIP endpoint and IM server market. The technology along with the customer list is very impressive indeed. My job here will be to spur innovation, drive product strategies, assist in the adoption of open standards and reinvigorate various marketing efforts.
Something that really excites me about Eyeball is the quick turn-around on engineering projects and the number of devices we support today. Software for set-top boxes (Linux and embedded Linux), PCs, Pocket PCs with both voice & video today!
As for VON, we expect the show to be very good for us and we will be announcing some important news regarding VoIP security tomorrow. Stay tuned!
The Press Release:
Anyone interested in having a business meeting with me regarding eyeball should email me: erik@REMOVETHISeyeball.com.
I am on my way to VON and events in the past couple of days have me very excited. I will be wearing a different shirt for this show and other shows as it would seem that my independent consulting days are over for the foreseeable future. Since the press release will not be hitting the streets until Monday morning I can’t really say too much today but I will say this, it’s going to be FUN!