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Happy Birthday to Spiked Mace & 5Products5Days!

Spiked Mace Software (and 5 Products 5 Days) is 1 year old!

It has been quite the year, with no shortage of activity, both good and bad.  It seems to soon to give a retrospective for the past year, so I will refrain from doing so in its entirety.  I started this journey really with the […]

By |November 14th, 2015|Meta, Product #2, Product #3|0 Comments

Get ‘er done!

To start things off, since the last post was cryptic, here is the stained glass panel that I created that I was very proud of:

I struggle with inspiration sometimes, and this was no exception.  I am extremely happy with how this turned out, and it is one of my (many) favorites.  As cool as it turned […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Design, Meta, Product #1|0 Comments

Oh Monday, you’re so silly

By |November 17th, 2014|Meta|0 Comments

Naming is hard. Here is how I pick a name. Part 1/2

So many decisions go into starting a company and a product.  One of the most important ones is finding the right name for your company and/or product.  Naming is hard, really hard.

I think of names in a few categories, feel free to use this as a starting point for you.
Your name, initials, or combination of […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Meta, Naming|0 Comments

The most important slide from my presentation today

By |November 10th, 2014|Meta|0 Comments

Wait…aren’t you doing this 5Products5Days thing?

As you may recall, I recently posted about the (un)fair advantage that I and other software developers have.  It boils down to having the ability to do software product development on our own without having to incur the financial burden of outsourcing it.  There are other benefits to keeping the product development in house, including […]

By |November 10th, 2014|Meta|0 Comments

Weekend fun – this is where the magic happens

This is my desk. There are many like it but this one is mine.

I read a lot, and one of the fun articles I came across this past week was this article that showed off 23 inspiring home offices.  They do tend to be more Apple oriented, but they do look really good.  I wanted to […]

By |November 7th, 2014|Meta, Weekend Fun|0 Comments

When is a plan not a plan

Just to get this out of the way first…I’m not a fan of business plans for product based software start-ups.  But…that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make a plan.

Maybe “plan” is a scary word…how about we call it a “product road-map” or  even better, how about “what the heck I’m going to do next”.

Please allow me […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Meta, Planning, Product #4, Product #5|0 Comments

My (un)fair advantage.

From the product introduction in the previous post, you now know that four out of the five products are software applications.  They vary in their functionality, their platform, intended audience, scope, language, and so on.  They are different, and yet they are the same.

Not quite on a weekly basis, but I very often have people […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Design, Meta, Money Talk|0 Comments

Happy Launch Day! What is this 5 Products 5 Days all about?

First off, thank you for reading. This is a big step for me and will be my main focus for the next unspecified number of months, and it’s good to have you here.

5 Products 5 Days is an entrepreneurial journey that will follow me (Geoffrey) as I design, create, implement, and launch 5 distinct products […]

By |October 29th, 2014|Meta, Product #1, Product #2, Product #3, Product #4, Product #5|0 Comments