Excited about Flutter

As the time approaches to once again put together a mobile app the obvious question is, “What is the latest and greatest way to develop an app that will run on all mobile platforms?”.  Only a couple years old, Google is on the leading edge with Flutter!

I can’t wait to get started!  Take a look:

Taiga contribution

Taiga.io is an open source product offering Scrum, Kanban, & issue tracking among other features.  It is comparable to Jira, though smaller scale.  I’ve enjoyed using this product for years for tracking my software projects and other personal goals.  The product can be managed by others at cost, or installed locally for free.

Given that the one mobile app (created by a third party) is rather expensive I’ve decided to initially create some PowerShell cmdlets to access the Taiga REST interface, and later put together a mobile app offering just a few features initially such as marking a user story complete, adding a user story, and adding detail to a user story.

In this way Taiga will be usable easily as a Trello-type app replacement, and in doing so can ensure IP is kept safe.

I’ve started this process with creating an installation video which over time will hopefully lead to increased usage of the product:

Life Lessons learned while making deliveries for extra cash

Down Syndrome

Some folks come out to help bring in the delivery. A young man with down syndrome helped out once, opening up the garage and making conversation. He may have been just about the most positive kind person I have ever met.


A man once slowly answered the door, his whole body trembling. I feared when I handed him his bag that he might not be able to hold it. He did though, and slowly he reached in a pocket and brought out a tip of a few dollars. It was a humbling moment. He radiated kindness.


The note on the wall said to ring the doorbell for 5 minutes as the occupant has a disability and it may take time. A young lady answered seemingly the most energized and awake person ever! Over the top energy and caring, going out of her way to be helpful in every way. I couldn’t help but wonder if she was on the upper side of an up & down disability. If the down side is as intense as the up side, I can only imagine.


Many people don’t hear a door knock. Usually I try texting next as most are always with their phone. A tenant answers the door, “Is there someone there?!” “Yes, here with your delivery”, he raises his hands to receive, he says, “I’m blind. Texting doesn’t really work well with me!”