Paper Planes Rebrand

Well, we’ve finally started the process of rebranding from SimonDell.com to Paper Planes. Coming soon…

The name’s a bit contentious but we’ve specifically chosen this name to stand out from the crow this is our brand story:

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Amiri Carpets

Before Simon and I started working together formally, he’d mentioned something or the other about an Afghan Carpet business he was looking into.

I really didn’t pay attention… Carpet shop? Who Me?

Anyway, after we started working together, he raised it again and suggested that I meet with Ahmad, an Afghani immigrant to discuss the idea.

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Interesting Clients

I’ve been a couple of months now since Simon and I merged our consulting businesses into Those Digital Guys. We’re trading as SimonDell.com for the time being because:

  1. Simon’s site also ranks really well for out keywords in Brisbane
  2. We are waaaaay too busy to focus on building another brand right now ;)

Things have been going well. Really well in fact.

We’ve already hired a few people and are working with some really interesting clients, including:

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The Daily Spin

Well it’s been a while since I updated this blog, and a lot has happened since.

I’ve moved away from hardcore dev and back into the marketing world. However, I’m focused on technical marketing, including data analytics, so I get to use Python quite a bit now.

One thing that hasn’t changed is my passion for cycling. I’m still regularly pumping out 250km+ per week, and loving every minute of it.

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Vapor - Swift Web Framework

swift vapor web framework

I’ve been keeping an eye out for projects looking to develop robust web frameworks in open source Swift.

A week or so ago I stumbled on the very promising Vapor - a Laravel inspired web framework written in Swift. Check it out and star the repo.

You can build a basic Vapor web app really easily using this installer I wrote over the weekend.

Download the binary from the repo, add it to your $PATH enter vapor new ProjectName at the command line (OSX or Linux) and there you have it - a blazingly fast Swift web app.

Happy coding.

Matt

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