Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hello world redux

For those of you who may have been wondering why I seem to have fallen off the face of the earth, I can finally tell you. For the last year I have been working on a new startup company which just came out of stealth mode. It is Virgin Charter. Yes, I now work for Richard Branson. (No, I have not met him.)

Although you can't tell, there's actually a functioning beta site running behind the scenes that I have been working to bring up for the last few months (with a lot of help from a really great crew of software engineers). Getting ready for today's launch has been using up most of my mental energy, hence the relative blogging silence.

Things are still kind of intense for now, but I hope to be back in the blogging swing of things before too long.


Will Fitzgerald said...

Congratulations, Ron. I didn't know Steve Chien was working with you, too!

(The word verification is 'ujetji' heh).

denis bider said...

The site doesn't work unless you have Flash Player installed. I use the 64-edition of Internet Explorer that doesn't have Flash. I generally only enable Flash for websites I trust. Having a Flash intro page will definitely turn me off from casually visiting a website.

98% of websites I visit are fully functional without Flash. I suggest that requiring Flash is an incorrect strategic decision that's going to require you to redo the website to increase compatibility in due time.