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Potential Hiccups

I’m going to be messing with the PearBudget server over the next 24 hours or so. Hopefully, nothing noticeable will happen.
That means … something crazy bad is going to go down. Don’t freak out.

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Working the Story

Preamble: Alright. So I can’t imagine that this idea is wholly original, but I don’t have time to look it up right now.
I’m in Arlington, visiting my parents and getting ready to celebrate my dad’s birthday. In his retirement, he’s taken up (or re-taken up) painting — specifically, oil painting. At dinner (kebabs), I asked […]

Getting Down to Business

Just had a stellar meeting with PearBudget’s tax advisor, Ryan Ellis. He maintains a great tax info blog, called … wait for it … The Tax Info Blog. He is sharp, sharp, sharp. I’m really glad we found him.
Then, I got our EIN from the IRS (pretty easy, really), and set up a meeting to […]

The Pies Have It (Bad)

Something I referenced earlier today in a conversation, which I’m sure I’ll be referencing many, many times in the future:
“Tables are clearly the best way to show exact numerical values, although the entries can also be arranged in semi-graphical form. Tables are preferable to graphics for many small data sets. A table is nearly always […]

Starting Up (For Real)

Big changes are underway.
I’ve been working on PearBudget for the last several years. It’s been awesome, but I haven’t been able to commit as much time to it as I’d like. As a result, the program hasn’t evolved much past the initial Excel spreadsheet in that time.
As you know, I’ve been working on a web-based […]

Raising a Pint to Laura

I know, I know. It’s been forever since you heard from me.
Sorry about that.
Life’s been good, but busy.
I think in my last PearBudget post, I mentioned that I had some news. I still have it, but I’m still holding on to it, to make sure it pans out the way I think it will. In […]


I re-did’s page, since I hadn’t touched the main code base in about two years or so. When I looked at it the other day, I was surprised at how antiquated my CSS techniques had been. I mean, they were appropriate for the time, but a lot’s happened since then — both in CSS […]

WSJ blurb

The Wall Street Journal featured an article on free budget programs on the web, and included PearBudget in the writeup. Here’s the relevant bit about PearBudget:

Budgets are like diets: easy to start and even easier to quit. But a growing number of free programs available on the Web are giving people the chance to play […]

PopSci blurb?

A PearBudget user just sent me a note saying that we were mentioned in Popular Science. Sadly, my subscription to PopSci ran out a year ago, so I haven’t seen the article / blurb. Searches at the Popular Science website haven’t yielded anything. If any of you have seen it, could you e-mail me a […]

A(nother) quick update

It’s been a busy couple of months. In addition to my regular job (typesetter / project mgr. / business dev for an indie publishing house), I also took a masters-level course on Higher Education Administration (great class; poor {but necessary} timing) at W&M, and have been doing my best to be “present” for my pregnant […]

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