Friday, December 29, 2006

The Fanboy ubuntu post.

I recently installed ubuntu 6.1 and I love it. I LOVE IT. This is the best user linux distro EVER. EVER!

I've been using Linux for years as a sever but never been able to stomach it on the desktop. I tried Red Hat, then Fedora, and well I could not get anything else to work.

But ubuntu works! Holy cow!

The installation is a wet dream. It takes away everything I don't care about, (Partitioning, package selection, etc) and just installs what I need.

Top things I freaked out about when installing ubuntu.

- Boots to a usable desktop
- Looks great
- wireless works!
- Firefox 2.0 installed, and WORKING
- apt-get works!
- Tutorials work!
- sudo WORKS out of the box

If you have not tried ubuntu, then for the LOVE OF GOD, try it!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Banned from warcraft

Well my account was banned, I'm guessing that blizzard found out that I payed someone to play my account for me. I wasn't sure if that violated the terms, but I guessed it was OK to have someone else play my character.

I thought you might be interested as to why I did this, I'm sure you have heard this before, but who knows maybe I'll make the difference.

I'm a casual player, I can't spend more then an one evening a week playing. I find that most players are level 60, but after a one year of playing I finally got to level 40, but leveling was getting slower and slower, and groups where getting harder and harder to find. I wanted to play, but I could not find anyone to play with.

So when I saw that I could pay to have my account leveled for me I jumped at the chance. For once I would be level 60, I could play with everyone else. It would take another year to hit 60 on my own (And by then everyone else would be level 70).

I've put a lot of money and time into my account, and I'm sad to see it go. I'm sorry I paid for power leveling, but I didn't see another way.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

This blog is BACK

I'm brining this blog back online. As an independent software vendor its critical that I spend more time on getting the word out about my creations. If I don't talk about who will?

I'm joining a long line of software developers who blog, everyone from the all powerful Joel, and Eric to the not as much known, (but respected in my book) Lord Elph.

So what is the blog about? Well for the most part it's about me, a software developer, married, full time employed, and trying his hand at running an microISV on the side. It's also about life, programming, and getting rich off of adsense. (Yeah right)

Friday, September 08, 2006

Blog Moved

I've switched to wordpress.

Find my new blog here.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

New Feature: cl1p links

You can now link cl1ps together. Just add the URL of the cl1p you want to add at the bottom of the cl1p in the cl1p link section to link cl1ps together.

Monday, July 31, 2006

I've just released a new website. gives you only the latest headlines from the most popular websites, showing you the news in the past hour.

  • Updated every five minutes

  • Stories are listed in the order they were published, with the latest news in the top left corner.

  • Clicking on a story will move it to the 'Already read' section to help you keep track of news you have already consumed.

  • Optimized for Firefox, try opening the links with the middle mouse button.(Or ctrl + left mouse button)

Saturday, July 22, 2006

New Features!!

I've just uploaded the latest version. New features.

1. cl1p accounts.

You can now create an account with cl1p! The first account feature is the tracking of cl1ps. When logged in any cl1p that you create or edit is added to your cl1p account. Though this account you can track your cl1ps!

2. Tittle

The title of each cl1p can now be set in the title box on each cl1p.

3. Random Cl1p's.

Need a blank cl1p in a hurry? Just type in in your browser. You will be redirected to a blank cl1p.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Live Clipboard

I just read the post at Ray Ozzie's blog where he talks about live clipboards, and cutting and pasting between everything - web-app to web-app, web-app to desktop, desktop to web-app. Give it a read if you haven't yet - its really interesting.

Some people have written that is the first answer to the live clipboard question, And in a way it is, you can now move text and small files between PC - PC. It's no where near Ray's vision, but it is a start.

I'm still working on implementing cl1p accounts and other features I listed below. But I think once that's done I'll start to look at ways to copy and paste parts of websites into cl1p.

Oh and still waiting for that buyout offer Ray. :)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


You can now remove passwords from cl1ps. Just click the remove password check box.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who filled out the survey. Here are the results. I'll start coding this weekend!

1. cl1p account.
Track your cl1ps from one screen, set common settings (a password for example, a default length of time)

2. Title
Set the title of your cl1p.

3. History
View a cl1p's change history

4. Conversation Mode
Sets a cl1p so that is can only be written to. Each addition will be added below existing entries, with a timestamp added to each new entry. The result would be something like this

5. Public cl1ps
Mark a cl1p as public, public cl1ps will be added to a list that other people could browse though via the main cl1p page.

Other things I will ad.

A print button (Print a cl1p)

Friday, June 09, 2006

Thank you Kim Komando

WOW! is Kim Komando's cool site of the day.

Thanks for the hits Kim!

Thursday, June 08, 2006


I'm looking to add a number of new features to, and I would like your help. Please take a second and fill in this survey.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Help and User Guide

I've added help and user guide pages to cl1p. If you think something is missing, or would like additional information, please leave a message after this post.

User Guide


Friday, April 28, 2006 for cl1p now > 1000 just passed a big milestone. Over 1000 people have bookmarked on! I'm glad that so many people are using But just wait, new features are in the work that will make more accessible and fun!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Use on forums

Many online forms limit the text you enter, or mess up its formatting. Use to post your text and then just add the URL to your forum post!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Code Changes

I just made a minor change to the home page. Example cl1p's used to be displayed as random characters. Now it will display a random word for the dictionary.

For example the example link used to look like now it is like

Monday, April 17, 2006

Recent Changes:

Link to quick silver plug-in on the 'more' page
cl1p's with passwords must have password entered before editing
Password can be changed
Keep For option can be changed
Restrict Views option can be changed

Sunday, April 16, 2006

New Feature: Keep for

A new feature has been added to You can now tell how long to keep your data! Just make a selection in the "Keep for" drop down list. (Times range from 1 hour to 2 Weeks)

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Server Move complete has just completed a server move. For the past few months I’ve been running it out of my living room!

New Blog

I’ve moved the blog from to blogger. The main reason for this move is to get better feed back from you, users!

Traffic continues to build; now has a link on Amazing.

So far the site is stable, with a few bugs found a fixed. Thanks to everyone who reported bugs.

I’ve added a new feature. Passwords can now restrict cl1p viewing. Just click the restrict views checkbox and enter in a password.

Have a feature idea? Let me know!

Why I created

I was testing a application and I ran into a familiar, and frustrating problem. For each test I needed to modify settings and gather test data from each machine. Because they where on a separate network, running different operating systems the only way to sync the settings was to print out a copy from my machine and then manually enter it on each test machine, at least that's how it was done when I joined the team.

I tried to speed things up by using FTP but did not have access to a ftp site. Also on some of the test machines. (Macs) I wasn't sure where the FTP client was or how to use it, I also tried webmail and that worked for most of the test machines, however some did not have a browser that could support my gmail account.

It was taking far too long just to move data between machines. There had to be a better way.

So I created and it has saved me tons of time. Now whenever I need to move test settings around I just open up a URL that starts with (For example I used ) and post my settings. Then from each test machine I enter in the same URL.

I hope you find as useful as I do. Enjoy.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Great day for hits!

Wow, a lot of things are in motion. First off I got a link on This is great because it’s a site that gets a lot of traffic. I’m not sure how long the link will be listed, but its been up for over 24 hours now and has sent me at least 200 hits.

I also noticed that some folks form live journal have started to use This is unexpected and cool.

I got an e-mail from They are checking site, and I guess they could be submitting a story. That would be awesome.

Also I submitted the site to

Delicious links now sitting at 33. Tool appears to be the popular tag.

Today’s stats. (As of now) 544 hits, 170 unique 30 clips.

If everyday what like today I could sell ad space.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

As a lark I submitted to in the your pop section. And now I’m getting hits from

This could be big.

Welcome to building

This blog tracks the progress of, a website that I have built lets you copy and paste between computers. I believe that is an innovative and useful web site. My hope is that one day thousands of people will visit and use, and that It will improve there lives in some small way.

So I’ve build the site, everything works. Now what? How do I get people to use it? How do I get the word out? And how do I do this on my current marketing budget? (Which is zero dollars by the way.)

I’m going to start off by posting what has been done so far in terms of marketing.

Feb 28, 2006

Started promoting as the worlds largest notebook

Posted an entry on

Tech Support

I use to help move settings. For example when I need to setup someone’s email I copy the settings to and then use them on the other guy’s machine. It’s great! I’ve also used it to move small files around when firewalls get in the way.

Check it out

Also posted a link on under notebook software.

I also submitted a story to and a comment on This is what happened.

Feb 28 - Slashdot / 43Folders
Unique IP's 107, Clips 17
March 1 -
Unique IP’s 124, Clips 10
March 2 - None
Unique IP's 43 Clips 12
March 3 - None
Unique IP's 12 Clips 1
March 4 - None
Unique IP's 6 Clips 0
March 5 - None
Unique IP's 5 Clips 2
march 6 - None
Unique IP's 19 Clips 1
March 7 - None
Unique IP's 16 Clips 5

Not bad, but really just a trickle.

Not much happened until I noticed the Joel, from has just started up I quickly posted a link to clip and remained on the hope page for about a day

2413 Hits 432 Ip's and 81 Clips made.

That’s a bit better.

My stats for March came in at.

Unique Visitor (IP/Agent String) 974 Hits 3750

Still just a trickle. I figure I need 10000 unique visitors a month before I can start selling ad space. Which in itself will be another problem to conquer.