I've been getting some e-mails from readers lately. Many which I haven't really had the chance to respond to yet.
But one e-mail caught my attention.
It was from another Penang programmer and wanna-be entrepreneur like myself.
He was telling me of a little experience of his
"I did a couple of programming but it always failed at the marketing part. You know stock market?
Around 2 years ago, there is this craze where investors want a program that gets the latest price (real time) and then do a chart and then advice them based on the formulas (eg. MACD) and then advice them to buy or sell.
Well, I did the entire program and tried to market it. Too bad it didn’t work. Some people are willing to try but then they all went quiet."
I guess failure is something we will all have to face one day.
Perhaps the good thing is that his next success is probably on the way. His new creation (and work in progress) is a little blogger shoutbox called Shoutout.
Check it out and tell him what you think.
On a seperate note, today I had to pay a visit to a computer shop in this little building somewhere in Penang.
Inside the building was a little door leading me to a little shop called CG Computers.
I went in carrying both my balls but came out without one.
Yes... not long ago I thought buying Windows XP was painful.
Little did I know that I was to buy more software that put even more pressure on my poor little balls.
Hello Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop!
Each copy of Dreamweaver costs something like RM1700++ and Photoshop somewhere in the region of RM2600++ each.
My balls are officially broken.