9 October 2007 @ 8pm


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 version, but it’s languished a bit, what with me having a day job, and a wife to be a husband to, and three little girls to be a father to. That’s changing now. [Note: The husband-and-father bit isn’t changing. Don’t worry.]

On Friday, after four and a half years at a great independent publishing house (I was a typesetter and project manager), I left, to commit myself full-time (or more) to PearBudget’s development. I’m absolutely thrilled that we’re going to do this, and I hope that we’re able to make it work before we run out of money. All of you who’ve been thinking “I should send them something because I love PearBudget so much”? Here’s your chance to make a difference. My PayPal account is my first name, at Thank you, in advance.

Anyway, since I want to keep all of you posted on what’s going on, I’m going to be setting a goal of writing daily to the blog, including 5 minute, 55 second posts. This will hopefully combat my perfectionism, which is something I really need to get past if PearBudget (web) will ever get to see itself reflected in your twinkling eyes. Did I lose you on that one? Too bad. My time’s up, and I need to get back to work.

Stay tuned.

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Russell Heimlich
9 October 2007 @ 9pm

Can’t wait to see the web version of PearBudget.

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