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February 28, 2007

New Boulder Blogs

Jerry Lewis, the editor of the Boulder County Business Report, has started a blog.  I'm sorry to say I didn't know about it until he whacked me over the head with a post about my FJ Cruiser Car Computer Project.  If you are dong business in Boulder, you should be subscribing to the Boulder County Business Report, and now you should subscribe to Jerry's blog.  It's his personal blog, but you can bet he'll have interesting things to say about our community and doing business here.  I've always enjoyed his editorials and now I'm looking forward to his blog.

Jesse Sarles over at the CBS 4 sent me a link to another Boulder Blog called the Boulder Report.  It's a "Review site covering Boulder" and has some great restaurant reviews as well as reviews on other businesses in Boulder.  If you live in Boulder, enjoy visiting Boulder, or you'd like to live in Boulder some day, check it out at www.boulderreport.com.

February 28, 2007 in Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

We're hiring - Gold Systems in the News

I get an email alert whenever Gold Systems is mentioned in a press release or when we show up on a website or blog.  Today I received a link to a press release that Rally Software put out announcing a recruiting event that we're partnering on with a couple of other local companies.  You can read the press release here.  (I have no idea who said that Gold Systems "has been hailed as one of Colorado's biggest high-tech success," though the statement that we've "helped automate more than a billion telephone calls around the world" is probably an understatement.  We can only guess at the number, but I would think it is even more than a billion.

                       HELP WANTED!   HELP WANTED!   HELP WANTED!


Just making sure you're still with me.  Gold Systems is looking for great people to expand our engineering and IT groups.  We need a variety of people because we develop with a variety of great companies, including Avaya, Cisco and Microsoft.

Ideally you know exactly what we do, you have experience and can step in and be happy and productive very quickly, but we consider people without industry experience too.  You don't have to live in Boulder, Colorado either, but if you've always wanted to live here, nows your chance.  We have remote people all over the country and while you'd miss our snow, we can make that work too.

I've written a lot about the importance of culture and values on this blog and on the Gold Systems website.  Here's the deal though - it takes work, it's a constant challenge and not everyone is or will be happy at Gold Systems, or any other company for that matter.  We've got more work than ever before and our market and our business is changing in a big way that I'm very excited about.  Check us out, and if you think you could be a part of what we're doing, email me and I'll make sure you get considered.  Or just stop by the recruiting event on March 7th, between 5:30 and 7:30 PM at the Westin in Westminster.

February 28, 2007 in Speech Recognition | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

February 25, 2007

Marshall Harrison is joining Gold Systems!

Marshall Harrison, one of the gotspeech.net founders, has joined Gold Systems

Marshall was the first, if not THE only Microsoft Speech Server MVP and I'm really looking forward to having him join the team.  According to his bio at gotspeech.net, he's now an MVP on the Office Communications Server.  Marshall and I have been exchanging emails and comments on our blogs for a year or two and he's very enthusiastic about the Unified Communications market.  He's a engineer who thinks about how people really use technology.

Welcome Marshall!

February 25, 2007 in Speech Recognition | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

February 01, 2007

Boston Terror Scare

There's lots of great coverage of the Boston Terror Scare available on YouTube.  In case you are wondering what caused the scare, it is more or less this:

You can buy it at amazon.com here, and there is even a travel version, but I'm guessing you aren't going to be able to carry it on a plane anytime in the near future. I can't wait to see The DailyShow's coverage of today's events.  The Zebro video is not work-safe, or I'd link to it here.

My favorite magazine, Make, has posted some good coverage of the events and pictures of the actual devices if you are interested.  Warning - the photo in the Make coverage are also not work safe if your employer has a problem with LED cartoon characters making, as one correspondent said, "an obscene gesture."  (If you are a techie, who does work for a place like that, check out my company's help-wanted page.  We have a sense of humor.  New engineering postings will go up sometime on Friday.)

February 1, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Repost of Kansas City to Boulder webcam video

I've been asked to repost the Kansas City to Boulder web cam video that I made last year to YouTube.  While driving the FJ Cruiser from Kansas City to Boulder, I had a web cam running that was looking out the windshield.  Every minute a photo was captured, saved, and at the same time posted to my blog in real-time via an EVDO wireless Internet connection.  When I returned home, I took all of those photos and using Windows Movie Maker, I turned it into about a two minute move.

If you look closely, you can see a Landstar Truck (Hi Marshall), the Largest Prairie Dog in the World Place, the Colorado Border and a rest area just outside of Denver.  Also note that there are plenty of trees between Boulder and Kansas City.  As I said before, the drive was a lot of fun and I especially enjoyed getting off the interstate a few times and exploring the farm towns.  The GPS(s) made that easy.  It was also interesting to listen to the farm report on the AM Radio when I didn't have an Internet connection and couldn't listen to Internet Radio.

Here you go . . .

(Hmm, if you don't see the YouTube video above, then there must still be a problem.  Apparently I posted this just as YouTube took a digger.  I can't access this video or the YouTube site now, though everything else is working fine.  It could be a problem on my side I guess, but if not . . . Wait - YouTube is now working, just not my video.  Here's a link to the Soapbox posting, which still seems to be working fine.  While debugging this, I did enjoy the Zebroshow's reporting of the Boston Terror Scare today.)

For more information on the FJ Cruiser Car Computer project, click here.  Unfortunately I've been too busy, and there's just been too much snow for me to do much to it lately.  It has been great to have the FJ in all of this snow though!

P.S. The music is by Most Tuesdays

February 1, 2007 in Car Computer | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack