Memory Streams


Progress on Memory Stream

Posted in Uncategorized by Memory Streams on July 25, 2011

I’ve got a long list of things to do for the company.  Finding the time to do them is the hard part.

My programmer and I have decided that the best course of action right now is to focus on a top-notch dashboard for Memory Stream so we can begin the process of finding funding. We have a minimal proof of concept now and need help with the next steps.  That’s where CONNECT at UCSD might be able to help.  See http://www.connect.org/

CONNECT’s Springboard is a business creation and development program, providing entrepreneurs with several months of coaching and development.

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50,000 Photos and Counting

Posted in Uncategorized by Memory Streams on July 18, 2011

I’ve taken at least 50,000 photos in my life.  I’ve got over 40,000 digital photos on my computer now and I figure I had to take another 10K before that with actual film.  So basically those are lost unless I could find the negative (not!) or have it scanned in. Those 1970s photos are fading into black in every album I have.   Ironically the few snapshots I have from the 60s or even the 20s look better than those Kodak moments of the 70s and 80s.

I’m excited to say that I had my first photo published this month in Southwest Airline’s Spirit magazine.  If you’re flying Southwest, check out page 38 and see a 2006 photo I took of my daughter jumping off a tall rock at Slide Rock Park in Arizona.

Today I was making an invitation to my father’s memorial service on August 29th.  I searched thru old and new photos to put on the photo card.  I was trying to find just the right photos for it.  It occurred to me that it would be great to have had a Memory Stream for each person in my life with a photo of them every year.  Finding their best photos would be a snap. (so to speak!)

Got cash?

Posted in Uncategorized by Memory Streams on July 16, 2011

I sat in a meeting with my programmer and my web designer and thought, just the tiniest thought mixed with hope, that I might just have something here.  Which made me think, I need to get some capital.

So I’m freshening up my business plan, polishing my pitch, opening a file titled Social Media Strategy and making those tentative little Google searches for local venture capital.  I wish I knew what I was doing, but I haven’t known what I was doing at any point along the way of starting a software company and that hasn’t stopped me yet.

A Year Passes in the Blink of an Eye

Posted in Uncategorized by Memory Streams on July 14, 2011

Well, it’s been a year since I wrote a post here on my blog.  A long year in which we made no progress for awhile on Memory Stream and now lots of progress.  I have a new programmer, a neighbor, coincidentally.  We used to walk our dogs together 20 years ago.

Now we are able to create a Memory Stream and create events.  We can upload photos and other media.  We can share Streams and events and even associate an event on one Memory Stream to another.

My passion for this product remains.  I still want to fire up the program every night and update my Memory Streams.