Code Snippets

Ben Buie | 12/3/14

One of the things I’m really happy about my last year at Voltage is my focus on creating reusable snippets of code that can be used to quickly deploy features on client sites. I’ve made my repository of code_snippets publicly available so that anyone can take advantage of them. Note, these are not for beginners, Read More >>

Thankful

Ben Buie | 11/26/14

I haven’t written in a while so I figure I’ll just start typing and see what comes out. Thanksgiving. So excited. I haven’t really taken a break for about 7 years. Usually I’ll have some side project going on that I end up working on. I have no shortage of side projects. Probably one of Read More >>

Persevering the New House

Ben Buie | 8/13/14

We had no idea what buying a house meant, let alone a fixer-upper. Right now I’m sitting on my bed exhausted. I just got done putting the second coat of sealant on the basement floor. I’m currently on a mad dash to finish the basement and refinance by the end of the year to get Read More >>

Optimistic

Ben Buie | 8/6/14

I’ve been watching the news pretty religiously for the last 6 months. I’m not sure that is a good idea. I remember a normal day about 9 years ago. I was on a plane flying from Sakhalin, Russia to Khabarovsk, Russia when the crew turned the news on over the plane speakers. I hadn’t listened Read More >>

A Whiteboard ‘Spark’ed Innovation

Ben Buie | 4/23/14

I published an article about whiteboards on SparkBoulder.com recently and it got me thinking about how whiteboards played a big part in the history of Spark Boulder, the first space for startups at CU. Myself, Fletcher, and the nLab had worked for months trying to find a space on campus for student entrepreneurs. Despite our efforts, we Read More >>

Fixer Upper

Ben Buie | 4/16/14

Brooke and I have been trying to buy a while. We got the bug almost a year ago when I started working at Voltage. Banks don’t sell entrepreneurs homes, so I figure I had better take advantage of this opportunity while I have it (not that I’m planning to leave Voltage any time soon, because Read More >>

Why I Love Building MyNiceTie

Ben Buie | 3/18/14

There are two things I love about MyNiceTie: helping people through micro-finance, and helping people tie a tie. Today, I’m thinking about how teaching people how to tie a tie is surprisingly satisfying. It is crazy to think that thanks to YouTube I’ve taught more people how to tie a tie than anyone in the Read More >>

Spark Startups At CU – Spark Boulder

Ben Buie | 9/17/13

I posted about Spark Boulder back in February. Although it had a different name back then, the idea was the same: to bring a space for entrepreneurship at CU. At the time, we had a solid team working to make it happen, but not much else. A lot has changed since then, for the better. I Read More >>

Reebok’s Iconic Gear

Ben Buie | 8/23/13
Reebok Iconic Gear

I still remember when I got my first pair of Reeboks. I was about 15 years old, I had saved the money I worked for all summer at a boy scout camp and I splurged on a guitar, an amp, and a pair of blue and white Reebok shoes. I was rolling in more cash Read More >>

Good Night. Good Work. Sleep Well.

Ben Buie | 8/21/13

You’ve probably heard me mention before that I follow several video podcasts. I used to use the DoggCatcher app for Android but I recently switched to iPhone (official review coming soon) and I couldn’t find an app as cool. I settled on DownCast and one of the first feeds I added was TED Talks. I’m Read More >>