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Microsoft for Startups Application Accepted

Feb 4, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 1 min read
Categories: business technology life
Accepted! I am so very happy to announce that Microsoft for Startups has accepted my Founders Hub application! This is beyond exhilarating for me, as this is the first external validation I have received for my product. This process was very different from the previous one that I experienced with BizSpark. Whereas BizSpark seemed to allow anyone into their program, the Founders Hub application seemed more serious and discerning with its candidates. Continue reading

February 2022 Status Update

Jan 29, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 5 min read
Categories: business technology life etc
Welcome to the next installment of monthly starbeam.one updates. Playground Alpha Deployed to Azure In the last status update, I mentioned that my focus for January was getting the Playground Alpha deployed to Azure. I am pleased to announce that this was accomplished after much configuration and trial+error (and much more error!). The Playground Alpha is deployed to Azure, and I have been totally blown away by how relatively easy it was to do so, despite all the challenges and errors. Continue reading

January 2022 Status Update

Jan 3, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: business etc
Well well… Happy New Year out there and hope everyone is doing well as they read this, considering the current circumstances and environment we find ourselves in this otherwise promising new year. Let’s get on with the latest update here… Playground Alpha Feature Complete To start, I am pleased to announce that the playground alpha is feature complete and ready for deployment. What that means is that the Playground Alpha, slated for availability next month, will allow you to use all the features of starbeam. Continue reading

December 2021 Status Update

Dec 5, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 6 min read
Categories: business technology life
Greetings and Happy Holidays. Here is your next installment of starbeam.one monthly updates. I feel the need to say this each time, but yes, I am still alive. 😊 I am also a bit late this time around, having skipped the November update. Originally, I was aiming for the middle of November, but the final feature task that I was working on took way longer than I anticipated… again. 😅😭 Continue reading

The Digital License Is a Relationship

Oct 22, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: business technology
There is something I have been thinking about lately, and I wanted to be sure to capture it here. With the whole NFT mania (quite literally what it is), we get the feeling it is more about what people want and desire rather than what is actually there. After all, an NFT in one blockchain isn’t exactly unique if it also exists in another. Let’s also not forget that any blockchain at any time can be forked, leading to an instant doubling (or worse, if other forks occur) to any “unique” instance contained within it. Continue reading

October 2021 Status Update

Oct 8, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: technology etc
Goodness, has it been two months already? I have been in a total coding slog since the last checkin, having to battle two coding fronts that address technical debt concerns: Identity System (95% complete) Entity Framework Data Access Refactor (65% complete) The Entity Framework story is a bit further along than it suggests. Part of the issue is that currently all worker processes run in session scope, which makes sense. Continue reading

August 2021 Status Update

Aug 21, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: technology etc
Well I am still kicking and coding here. I wanted to take a breath here and check in with progress. Not that there is much of any. 😅😭 While I have been plugging some insane hours lately, I have recently been ambushed by the identity system. It was basically like writing a whole new application. What I have built, however, is pretty neat and I am happy with it. Unfortunately, it has pushed my schedule out further, however, so I am trying to deal with the anxiety that goes along with it. Continue reading

July 2021 Status Update

Jul 7, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: business technology life etc
Well it’s July, and as mentioned last time, it’s time to take a break. Except… I don’t want to take a break. 😅😭 I think I mentioned that I am working on the identity system. Indeed, I have taken a wrecking ball to this sucker and it is now officially wrecked. I’ve been picking up the pieces and putting them back together, but it’s been taking WAY longer than expected. Continue reading

Startup Battlefield Retrospective

Jun 13, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: business life etc
Some time has passed since I got myself riled up and did a very brash thing with the Startup Battlefield 2021 Application. I wanted to put some thoughts here around it as I have found writing helps get me out of my design/development funk. Not that I am in a funk right now, but I’d like things to be a bit crisper than they are. So my feelings on the entire ordeal are a bit conflicted. Continue reading

June 2021 Status Update

Jun 12, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 5 min read
Categories: etc
Well, alright. After all the commotion of last month, I’ve been finding it quite difficult to settle down and get back into the development groove. What I find interesting is that my life is quite perfect right now for development (ala no emails, etc.), and even then it takes several days if not a full week to get me back in the zone for the 10-12 hour day slog. Naturally, such a long time-to-focus process gives me a lot of concern for when things get “busy” (ala the email train) again. Continue reading
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