Stump of a Muffin

Category: Money

General commentary on money and money related issues that come to mind.

Better Off

This past week (2013-11-18/22) I received an angry email from a former client who I was forced to send to collections.  $55 this person dodged for a full year.  Each contact made by either phone or email was responded to with “ah, ya, I’ll pay that – send me a copy of the invoice”, which…

BC Hydro vs California

Settled out of court [ link ]. Burn. They wanted to buy what we had. We sold it to them. They cried we charged too much. We argued “we can charge whatever we want – go somewhere else if you don’t like it”. Maybe it’s more complex than that but it still burns me.

Money All Over the Highway

You’re driving down the highway, making time to get home after a visit up island, and then suddenly there’s money all over the highway.  What do you do? Because you’re reading this I’ll tell ya what I did.  Afterwards tell me what you would do.  Brake hard and back-up to where you can jump out…

New Version Out

We launched the new version of Homeport today.  Thank goodness. Even as we launched it new ideas started coming in.  It is a fantastic experience when people actually use what you develop.  Then, along with that, they start sharing good ideas. A new version will probably be started on soon enough.  Before that I’d like…

Water

Recently the Victoria Water Board announced some very positive news regarding water conservation in Victoria.  We are doing extremely well.  We’ve become so good at conserving water that not enough water is being sold. As a result the Water Board is being forced to raise their pricing.  Nice. It seems so simple:  we need more…