Saturday, March 30, 2013

Part Time Business Opportunity

It is beautiful out today.

Wouldn't it be great to own a business that allowed you to engage in recreation on beautiful days like today?

If you enjoy social networking and would like to a free business franchise in the recreation industry that lets you travel; please contact me, because I have a deal for you.

The opportunity is to own a franchise in a new social networking sport. Imagine something that combines the best elements of Zumba Fitness, baseball and Twitter.

The first people who respond to this message will get a free business franchise. You will help define the game and help develop the franchising system.

The start up costs for your franchise are very small. The costs of holding a game would be comparable to hosting a volleyball game. Let's see, you need to own a couple balls that cost a dollar a piece. You might need to pay a fee to use a baseball diamond at a park ... that's it.

There is a potentially lucrative money making opportunity involved.

Starting this business would be a fun summer job that would look great on your resume. If you are under eighteen, you will need consent from your guardian to participate.

The program can be used as a fundraising activity. If you are with a non-profit group or church and wish to run a community based fund raising event, contact me as well.

The Zumba Dance Party is a good comparison to this program. Basically, you would get people together to engage in a recreational activity. The game could take place at a local baseball diamond, dance studio, gym or church.

Like Zuimba, this franchise can be established as part of a larger business. For example, if you owned a gym or dance studio and wanted to bring in extra clients, you could start a franchise and I will feed customers to your business.

If you would like to run a booth at a farmers market, you could contact me and set up a franchise at that farmers market.

If your group is hosting a community festival and would like to bring in more people to your festival and make money, you could add a franchise to that effort.

The franchise is a social networking sport. Participants will have the opportunity to travel to destinations of their choice. Note, if you owned a baseball franchise, you would travel to play games at other franchises.

Unlike Twitter, which consumes a lot of time with little financial benefit, There is an income opportunity associated with this opportunity. The income can be used to raise funds for a charity.

I live in Utah. Every time I mention Utah, I am asked two questions: "Is this another MLM scam?" and "Are you Mormon?" The answers are: "The game involves a social network. There is a hierarchical component to the network. There is not an MLM compensation component of the program."

The answer to the second question is "No, I am not LDS. The game is open to all people regardless of race, gender, marital status, nationality, political or religious affiliations."

Quite frankly, the game would be a really fun activity for a church group. Since this is a social networking sport, the game has the requirement that franchise owners cannot discriminate against people for race, religion, gender or age. If a ward or church group opens a franchise, the group must allow people outside their church to participate in games.

I am interested in finding people who either live in or are planning on traveling to Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho or Nevada in the upcoming months.

For example, if you were planning a trip to Moab and are willing to talk shop, I might travel down to Moab to give you scoop on the business. If you want to start a franchise in California, Texas or Vermont, contact me, but you will need to plan on traveling out west in the next month or two.

The first step to getting your free business franchise is to contact me. I don't bite (hard).

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ProtoPhoto Maps

I added a mapping feature to The feature uses static maps generated by Open Street Map. If I understand the license correctly, the data in Open Street Maps is controlled by the Open Database License. PNG images generated from the data are considered public domain ... which you can use with attribution.

I only have a few sample maps up. My basic idea is that, if I visit an area, I will record the GPS image of the objects in the photos. I will then create a PNG map of the area and plot the points on the map.

The other big change I made to the site is that I moved the navigation bar from below the picture to a "hidden division" in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

So, if you go to the picture Virtual Office and clicked on the "navigate" link, you will see a box that lets you go the the next photo in the collection. Just below that is a link that brings you to a map of Downtown Holladay. The picture is at point #24. You will notice that when you click on the map, point #24 has a bigger marker than the other points on the map.

I've only created a small number of maps and have added GPS coordinates to a small set of points within the maps. Hopefully the maps will become compelling with time. Right now there are only five maps with sixty points displayed on the maps.

The map titled Salt Lake Valley is a map of the maps I've created in Salt Lake.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

sTumbling Around

Tumblr allows their program to run under the URL given by end users.

So I decided to change the tumblr URL to I changed to tumblr.ArizonaColor.US (the TLD is .US).

You will notice I have quite a few subdomains on is a directory for Maricopa county, is a subdirectory for Tucson and so on.

Developing multiple subdomains for an account makes sense from both a development and organizational perspective.

Tumblr does a great job domain forwarding links from the old name to the new name. The change ended up creating a few hours of downtime during the DNS propagation, but I am quite pleased with the result.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Rounded Image

To help create a well rounded image for my web sites, I started running pictures through a circular filter and uploading them to twitpic. The images will also show up on my Twitter Stream. The twitpic widget shows the items I've uploaded so far: