Howdy everyone… what a crazy month it has been.

About a month ago at this time, my wife and I started packing our belongings for a move back down to Austin after a little over 3 1/2 years in Seattle.  Unfortunately, we're still a bit displaced.  We are still lacking a few important pieces of furniture, as well as appliances that did not quite arrive on time.  If you've ever tried to live without a fridge, washer, and dryer for an extended period of time, you know the hell that is our lives right now.

On the business front, our crew at Notice Technologies is finalizing the next rev of our technology.  We've taken some of the concepts of our test app on Facebook, changed a few things, and we're now on the brink of a new release focusing more on the immediate opportunities we see with local advertising.

Local internet advertising is a hugely underserved market that lacks killer products.  I would suspect that one reason for this is the fact that local advertising is a highly fragmented market… companies that want to succeed in local advertising have created products/services that solve the basic needs of as many companies as possible.  But look at the current offerings — Google's Local Business Center, Yelp, Citysearch, web sites created by local newspapers — all of them truly offer only "the bare minimum" of what is possible — hours of operation, location information, etc.  They're undifferentiated and quite frankly, relatively boring.

We can and will offer more.