I?ve been a little busy lately. Some of you have noticed my absence, but most of you have probably been too busy yourselves to notice or care. That?s good. I hope you?ve been busy working to improve your industry, and not just spinning your wheels fixing cars and worshiping the gods of third party payers.
I?ve been working on new software. It?s like writing a long, complicated novel, only the writer, me, has to solve the mysteries and conquer the problems before the plot can progress. In case you?re wondering what new software I?m working on, it?s a body shop management system that every shop can afford.
A few things have happened recently that have pried me away from writing code. I had a long conversation the other day with a shop owner who called me frustrated about labor times, specifically, paint times and this antiquated blending crap we have been putting up with, like a bunch of ignorant morons, for decades now. Several weeks prior to that I was interviewed by some guy claiming to be a consultant/researcher for who I?m not sure, but he was collecting information about the data providers. As you can imagine, it was a lively conversation. And then the other day I received a call from the folks at Focus-write notifying me that their software was finally ready for a full test drive.
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