May 9, 2008

Git – Fast Version Control System

Git is an open source version control system designed to handle very large projects with speed and efficiency, but just as well suited for small personal repositories; it is especially popular in the open source community, serving as a development platform…
May 5, 2008

Office 2007 converter for OSX

After receiving a lot of files with the dreaded “.docx” filename extension, I discovered that Microsoft has a converter available for OSX that transforms these Windows Office 2007 files into Mac Office 2004 format. It’s not perfect (it’s in beta right now) and…
December 12, 2007

TCG Alum is famous!

We’ve had getting-up-towards 200 employees over the years. Many left when the company had hard times, some left because they found other work or had kids, we even lost two to Amazon and one to Microsoft. (Amazingly, our voluntary turnover…
October 19, 2006

+HelloWorld()

And so begins another blog, and good thing too, because there weren’t enough already! Despite all the navel-gazing that tends to occur, there have been some extraordinary uses for them out there. The ones that I read on a daily basis tend…
October 5, 2005

Better proposals — feedback from evaluators

Captureplanning.com has a great insight into what proposal evaluators are looking for, what they do not like to have to read through, and what type of information delivers the strongest proposal. There is a wide range of evaluator types included in the…
October 4, 2005

Small Business Report leaves questions

An article at FCW.com points out that the Small Business Administration may have overstated the percentage of federal contracts going to small businesses in a recently released report. An Aug. 25 SBA report states that the government awarded small businesses $69.2…
October 3, 2005

What not to say in proposals — a quick list

What Not To Say In Proposals is a good resource for review prior to submitting a proposal. Since proposals are the final chapter in closing professional services and development projects, it never hurts to get advice and reminders of what might make…
September 30, 2005

Small businesses struggle to win business after Hurricane Katrina

With the need for emergency efforts and immediate response, small businesses fall short of providing their services in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, even though they want to be able to offer assistance and be part of the recovery. Why?…

Amendment could hurt small businesses

(Via VAR Business)  There is currently a proposed DOD pricing amendment that will require prime contractors engaged in time and materials contracts with federal agencies to pass through subcontractor rates for firms added to a program after contract award. Unfortunately this will…
July 14, 2005

NGP White Paper #1 — phew!

So after a flurry of activity, I think the NGP’s first white paper, Accelerating Grants Streamlining, is pretty much done! I wrote about it before on the blog, and will post the final paper here too once I have permission to do so. We’ve…