Blue Security found my original AlertZa concept and approached me about building a version for their clients. The goal of the project is, through better awareness, give Durban and Blue's clients an idea of crime trends in the areas they live, work and play. In doing so: enabling them to take security measures against similar crimes
The project was then taken a few steps futher to include telephone numbers of Neighbourhood Watches, Community Policing Forums and other organisations involved in crime prevention and safety.
The project is built on some of the most advanced Frameworks available today. It initially took around six months to complete, with a few more months of testing, tweaks and changes. The http://www.bluealert.co.za has so far proven to be very successful, we reached over 1000 hits within the first week of launching and registrations are still coming in every week if not every day.
If you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to send myself or Blue Security an email. We would appreciate any feedback from our users.
I came across a job posting today where one of the requirements was overtime. It's not the first time I've seen the requirement and for me this represents a disorganised and broken process within the company.
About 6 months ago a friend was retrenched. She has been lucky enough to find new work, not once, not twice but three times now. She is chopping and changing because of how broken the process and flow of work is at these companies, which have been insisting on unpaid overtime. The staff are tired, it's killing creativity and above all stealing time away from family.
So in my opinion, if you are looking for work and the company was kind enough to list overtime as a requirement, steer clear as you could be joining a frustrated and disorganised team.
As fulltime web-dev freelancers, many of us use online or web based invoicing applications. That's great and I love web based apps, problem is I don't love forking out the hefty monthly fee to use these apps.
I originally intended writing my own invoicing app, then I heard about Pancake. A pay once and enjoy all the features, no limits app!
Its fantastic and is saving me allot of time simply because of it's auto invoising feature. Clients are also able to log into a admin section and view a history of invoices, and because Pancake includes project management - Clients can also see the status of the work you are currently doing or have done for them.
And because Pancake runs on my own servers, that gives me direct access to the database and allows me to tweak and modify the code if I need to.
Some Other incredibly usefull features are:
- Reusable items
- Graph reports
- Automatic updates
- and file delivery on payment
Customise the front end with your own CSS and upload your your logo. Im loving it, the guys behind it have done an amazing job and im very happy I bought it. Try the demo on there home page if your interested.