Friday, April 25, 2014

Nitrogen Ice Cream - Nitrogenie

Yesterday, after ANZAC Parade, I had a walk in southbank parkland. I found there is a Nitrogen Ice Cream shop, Nitrogenie. They used Liquid Nitrogen to make ice cream. Well, they are still ice cream, I cannot think they are not much different from normal ice cream, just because Nitrogen is in a super low temperature, it can make ice cream instantly! However, watching the staff making Nitrogen Ice Cream is a kind of fun!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Monday Tour

Yesterday, that was a super nice weather. I and a group of church brothers and sisters went to glass mountains and maleny for some walks. That was fun!

Brisbane Software Development Company have to go Globally

Recently, my Company,AdvanGeneration, setup an online store to sell our software, moreover, we have our account in Google Player to sell our paid app long time ago. The reason to setup them is we wish to go Globally. Brisbane is not big enough, that is too small! We have to sell our software to everyone, not just about Brisbane!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Selling products online is not free of charge!

Some people believe selling products is very low cost, even free of charge. In our example, I have a C# library, AdvGen SQL Backup, which can trigger a SQL backup via C# code. Some of friends believe, I just put the details of online and hooked up PayPal. Then my job is done, I can sit back and relax, lastly, waiting the payments.
My friends, that is not that easy. I need to do the marketing. I have to invest a lot of money for online advertisements. I even talked with a lot of people offline for the product promotion. In this case, our product is only a small project. If we put some major products online, even I need to put advertisements on some local papers, put leaflets into the local people mail box. All of them requires "$$$"(money). You can say comparing the rental cost of a physical shopfront. Running my online shop  is much lower! But that is not cheap!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I am not well

Brisbane Autumn has arrived, out weather got cooler. Yesterday, that was a sunny day, I felt warm around 3pm. That was the time I was about to go out for Brisbane .Net User group at Microsoft Brisbane City Office. Brisbane.Net User Group meeting was good, I know more about Telerik Platform. Their Online IDE is great. You can run a lot of emulators via their web interface, such as IOS, Android and Windows Phone. 
However, after the meeting, that was about 8pm, the weather was very cold. That is the reason I got a cold today. I cannot work today.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Running I.T. Company is not easy.

Some people think that is very easy to setup an information technology company. You just need to do a business registration and buy a laptop. Then you can be the CEO of your own I.T. Firm. Yes, we don't need to a big office and even you can use a home office.  But, I wish to ask where we cam get customers. You may say the customers can find us from our company website. There are  thousands companies doing similar things with us. We still need to do marketing same as other companies. We posted advertisements online and local papers. They required to invest some money. Moreover , we needed to deal with accounting and legal matters. These requires other professionals to help us. Some fees are involved. These are not as simple as you thought

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kessels Road back to normal

Last night, around 6.15pm, I was driving on Kessels Road, near the intersection of Mains Road and Kessels Road. I found the traffic has improved a lot.  Few months, there was a long queue of cars in there around that hours.  I can say the traffic in there are better than "normal".

Monday, April 07, 2014

Facebook has a new interface

This morning, when I got up and turned on the PC, I found Facebook has a new interface. It looks more "Metro"!  Do you like it?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Sunny week

Last week, there was a lot of raining. This week, the sunny Brisbane came back. That is good. I go out for jogging. Just only one side effect. The weather is too hot. That wasn't very nice to work at afternoon without air conditioning.