Still tweaking the widgets and the plugins for the site. Below was the original screenshot I used for the banner on my site. I needed to blur it a bit, hence I reversed the colors and made the white background black.
As I have been working through the list of things I want to initially cover, I’ve realized how many sites and blogs get started and then die from lack of momentum. Reading through other blogs and books about the topic I realize that writing like this requires a cadence and a discipline. I can’t imagine keeping a site with the regularity that Paul Krugman does but keeping the site fresh for me means writing about a litany of topics.
I’ve been debating whether to include some of the product ideas that I’ve had over the years, but I think I can write about aspects of my ideas without revealing the whole concept. If my readers can but the sum of the parts together, then all the better.
The last idea I mocked up was a simplified BI interface that borrowed from the Windows 8 theme of boxed simplicity.
I’ll write more on this one in a future post, but the exercise of putting together a wireframe like this was almost as much fun as coming up with the idea.
In the meantime my to do list is getting longer by the day and the time I have to knock these items off is getting shorter. The wish list includes:
- MicroStrategy install on CentOS
- Reviewing the enhancements in MicroStrategy 9.3
- Hooking the Cloudera VM to 9.3
- Completing the Coursera class
- Skinning MicroStrategy Mobile in Xcode
…and next week will include the TDWI conference in Boston and the MicroStrategy Meetup.