[Coco] cloud9 and the superboard
jimcox at miba51.com
Sat Mar 18 12:22:55 EST 2006
As one who has put his money down for the Superboard and
who can relate to your recent experiences (health,
personal time, etc)I can more than appreciate how you feel
and I want you to know that I feel the wait for the
Superboard is worth it.
What you are undertaking is a complex task, and every
CoCoNut out there apprciates your efforts. I am glad to
read that you are planning to make some time for yourself
next year, because burnout is hard to get over.
Take care and good luck with the surgery.
On Sat, 18 Mar 2006 08:14:07 -0600
Mark Marlette <mark at cloud9tech.com> wrote:
> Sales were suspended at Cloud-9 in Dec '05. I completed
>the orders that were piled up in Feb '06. During that
>period I have been ill multiple times. Missed work, been
>to doctors and then finally a specialist. I am scheduled
>for surgery on Monday the 20th and will be out of work
>for another two weeks.
> Suspending the sales needed to be done. I'm only one
>person that has a full time job+ and an hour commute each
>way to/from. I live alone so all the chores are mine. Not
>making excuses, just the reality of my free time. Many of
>my system orders were being pushed out 30-60 days. The
>SuperBoard is way over due and quite frankly has become a
>PIA. Not that it is impossible or a difficult project.
>Mostly I don't have the time to work on it.
> Just now I'm starting to just get back to the
>development. I know that I will not resume sales till
>this is completed. This could break Cloud-9 but as I see
>it that is the only way. Then when sales do resume, I'll
>be swamped again. The vicious circle continues.
> I have over $30k in snowmobiles and racing equipment
>that I didn't even touch the snow this year due to trying
>to get these tasks completed. That won't happen next
>year. So this needs to get done ASAP. Not to mention that
>my property is in a development zone and I have been
>working on the sale of it along with all of the issues
>that go with such an under taking. Many legal issues are
>present since my place is unique.
> ChicagoFest '06 sales. I'll bring what I have built.
>Stock of final assemblies are down, due to no time to
>build, test, package, due to development. The first run
>of SuperIDE boards, which are only six left, are all
>defective. I'll have to write a program and design some
>hardware on my work's ATE system to bring them back to
>life. I have troubleshot them and still can't find the
>problems. So I can say for a fact that there will be no
>SuperIDEs at the fest. I have spoke with Boisy and his
>product line will be full up and he will be taking care
>of his sales this year.
> Hopefully that explains the state.
> At 3/18/2006 02:09 AM, you wrote:
>>I'm posting this here because I'm sure that I'm not the
>>only one wondering
>>about the progress with the superboard and when it will
>>be offered for sale
>>to the public. I know that there are a number of people
>>financially and will be the first in line to get them.
>>Unfortunatly I didn't
>>renew my interest in the Coco until after the period was
>>I'm not only interested in getting the superboard for one
>>of my Cocos but I'd
>>like to purchase some other cloud9 products. Any idea
>>when they will become
>>available again? Also will you be bringing any product to
>>the conference in
>>Chicago? There's no real hurry at this point.
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