September 13, 2008

What now?

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It is done, or at least, the beginning is done. I have put the current version of my program on the web, proceed directly to Queuesaurus and tame the work beast! Please note, it should still be considered beta software.

So, what next? Well, I have a massive feature todo list for Queuesaurus (soon to be transcribed to the web version of Queuesaurus in a valiant attempt at dogfooding) and no doubt bugs will be discovered (if you find a bug or have a feature request, add it to the “Queuesaurus Issues” queue). However, that is not a proper answer to the question, I could keep improving Queuesaurus nearly forever. Instead I need to know how far to pursue this or whether to move onto other things.

During the last few months I have had numerous other project ideas, some that could be a business and others that are little more than side distractions. So far, only one has been pursued beyond thought (I’ll blog about that later). A few times it has passed my mind to start something new.

The original aims of Queuesaurus were to, at a minimum, keep working until I had something usable and learn about setting up a web business. I think I can just claim to have achieved the first goal, but not the second. There is still a great deal to learn beyond the technical side. I’m not going to leave my consulting contract just yet, nor am I ready to advertise or properly release it, but I think it’s worth giving Queuesaurus a bit of time to see how it goes. After that, who knows. I also think I should head out to the occasional local tech event and get the word out. The more people who try out Queuesaurus, the better it will become and I’ll get a better idea of its potential.

Anyway give it a try!

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