Chromebook Pixel. Times Square
Chromebook Pixel. Unboxed.
The Long Week
It’s past midnight and everyone else is asleep. It’s been a long week.
The decision to launch the JadoPado Forums prior the the iPhone 5 launch was interesting and lots of fun but turned out to be tough to handle when I decided it would bea good idea to try to cover the launch via a live thread filled with updates from the likes of Engadget, gdgt and The Verge.
I also figured it would be a good idea to grab images, self host them within an S3 bucket and post the URLs so that we wouldn’t end up with dead links in the future. I ended up having to hand craft the permissions after each upload as I couldn’t figure out, or didn’t have the time to figure out how to get Transmit to set them automatically on each upload.
After the launch event, I figured it would be good to sort out our single iPhone 5 listing at the time with imagery, product specifications and replace the speculative content that we wrote with actual features about the iPhone 5. I then went about duplicating it so that we could have all six versions available. All in the name of allowing customers to sign up to be alerted as soon as we have them in stock.
A few weeks ago, our Lead Developer as well as our Senior Developer both of whom have been with us almost since day one decided that they wished to move onto other (possibly more interesting!) work and handed in their respective notices. The timing couldn’t have been worse given that we’re just getting traction and that things are headed in the right direction. Our development pipeline remains fraught with and challenges and interesting features in the months to come.
So I sit here feeling saddened that change is afoot once again. I am a big believer in constant and necessary change, but it still hits you from time to time when you feel as though more could have been achieved in the time that has past.
I’ve just finished removing them from the myriad of tools that we use internally and finally ended up having to remove their email addresses. It feels like our start up phase has come to an end. Thank you guys, for an absolutely astonishing ride.
Tomorrow we rest up. And on Sunday we more forward once more. Inshallah.