Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays

2008 has been an exciting year for the Quinlan household as we welcomed Carson Michael Quinlan to the family on May 21st. Carson is just starting to roll over on his own and is babbling constantly (I think he may have said DaDa, but it's hard to tell). Evan has adapted well to his new sibling and enjoys telling everyone "that's baby Carson, he's my brother!"

Kristen has returned to work part-time at Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic where she co-manages inventory. She looks forward to returning back to full veterinary technician duty sometime next year. In the meantime she has been managing our basement remodeling project which should be finished in time for Christmas.

In February Matt said goodbye to JBoss/RedHat after 3.5 years and joined a small software startup in Atlanta called Appcelerator. Unfortunately, in the fall Appcelerator relocated to Silicon Valley, so Matt joined up with some of his old JBoss pals at LoopFuse. Matt's parents are only 20-30 minutes away so we get together with them often.

The pets are all happy and healthy (Tika, Chloe, Elijah, Wink, and Nougat) and continue to clog our vaccum cleaner as always :)

Happy Holidays!
Matt, Kristen, Evan, and Carson

Friday, December 19, 2008

MacBook Air Wireless Dropouts FIXED!

After 10 months of watching my wireless connection drop out randomly (and usually at the most inopportune times) I have finally found a solution. So for anyone else out there running WinXP on a MacBook (BootCamp, Fusion, or Parallels) let me save you the 10+ hours of frustration and point you directly to the solution.

You just need to replace the wireless drivers with the Broadcom drivers provided by HP.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Next Stop... Loopfuse

While I have certainly enjoyed my post-Appcelerator vacation, it's time for me to return to the working world. Many of my friends have suggested that I might get a "real job" at a large established company instead of playing the startup game (again). But I'm not convinced that there is any more stability in Fortune 500 companies than anywhere else given the rash of layoffs at large companies. Especially since large company layoffs tend to be governed by seniority while smaller companies are more focused on "who do we need to survive".

I am thrilled to be joining up with some of my former JBoss colleagues (Roy Russo, Tom Elrod, and Frank Merenda) over at Loopfuse and will serve as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. LoopFuse provides a marketing and sales automation suite offering organizations the ability to generate leads from their website, score and route leads, marketing campaign capabilities, full web analytics support, and full CRM integration. This is all provided in a SAAS model so our customers don't need to install, maintain, or support any additional hardware or software.

If your company relies on it's website for a significant portion of your sales leads and you don't have an automated system to identify, score, assign, track, nurture, and analyze your leads for you, then you have been missing out. Drop me an email at and I will give you an overview.

Sorry kids, daddy has to stop playing and start paying for your tuition again :)