December 2008

Venture Files

Bail Out Entrepreneurs, Not Big Auto

So, the Auto Bailout bombed in the Senate. Good. (Never thought I’d be writing about it in Venture Files . . . but then, I never imagined it might affect entrepreneurs — including me — directly.) It’s an intriguing tale of desperation, fear tactics, and irony. Desperation because the auto industry leaders are out of […]

Aaron Brazell

IZEA, Social Spark and Redemption

Update: This contest is now closed. IZEA is one of those companies that everyone loves to hate. Why? Well… PayPerPost, the ill concieved program that when launched offered to pay bloggers for reviews of companies and products without disclosure and requiring positive reviews. Many stories have been written about PayPerPost over the years, most of […]

Aaron Brazell

WordPress 2.7 Hits The Street

Public Service Announcement to note that WordPress 2.7 has now been released. In addition to our earlier coverage of things you can expect in this release, others have also written some handy posts about the release as well. Take it all in. The Visual Design of 2.7 5 New WordPress 2.7 Features WordPress 2.7 Now […]

Aaron Brazell

Welcome to the Machine

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine. Where have you been? It’s alright we know where you’ve been. You’ve been in the pipeline, filling in time, Provided with toys and ‘Scouting for Boys’. You bought a guitar to punish your ma, And you didn’t like school, and you know you’re nobody’s fool, So welcome to […]

Aaron Brazell

WordPress Plugin Pack: Real Estate

We continue our WordPress plugin pack series that we started yesterday with the Photography pack, by announcing the Real Estate Pack. While I am not a real estate professional, I do know that real estate folks need as much help as they can get right now. Fortunately for you folks, you do not need to […]