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Jake McCuistion

Relentless. Creative. Perfectionist.

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Meet Jake


I'm an accomplished programmer with extensive experience in Objective-C, PHP, Flash, and 4th Dimension. Born in Southern California and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, I've been involved in Computer Programming and Graphic Design since childhood.

At a very young age, my Dad (who was a software engineer at the time) taught me programming concepts in FoxBASE. I wrote my first full program at age nine in BASIC, more than 17 years ago. At 12, I created my first commercial website. In high school, at 16 years of age I rewrote and expanded a large billing, inventory, and CRM database system for a publishing house.

In college, I started a web development company. In less than four years I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and several networking certifications. That company continues on today, ever-expanding in the areas of mobile apps on iPhone & Android and our very own digital publishing platform for tablets like the iPad.

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My Portfolio


"Great to work with – professional, responsive, and talented." – Phil B.

"Did a fabulous job." – Stan S.

"Able to take my semi-coherent ideas and create an impressive website that was nearly perfect with the first round, completely exceeding all my expectations." – Steve A.

See more of my work »

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Things I Like

Check out the things I love, use regularly, know a good deal about, or am nostalgic for:

  • 1Password
  • 4th Dimension
  • Adobe Products
  • Air
  • Austin
  • BBEdit
  • Blueprint
  • BrowserLabs
  • Citrix GotoAssist
  • Clicky
  • Daylite
  • Dragon Dictate
  • Drupal
  • Endicia
  • FireFox
  • Fireworks
  • FoxPro
  • FutureBasic
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Earth
  • Google Voice
  • HTML5
  • Instapaper
  • Joomla
  • Linksys
  • Mac OS X
  • Mint
  • MySQL
  • Numbers
  • Objective-C
  • PHP
  • Pages
  • Perl
  • Photoshop
  • QBasic
  • SEO
  • StuffIt
  • TED Talks
  • Think
  • Transmit
  • Ubuntu
  • Unix
  • Visual Basic
  • W3C
  • Windows Phone
  • Woopra
  • Xcode
  • eBay (Powerseller)
  • iOS
  • jQuery



  • Actionscript
  • Apache
  • Applescript
  • BaseCamp
  • Billings
  • CSS3
  • Chrome
  • CompTIA
  • DD-WRT
  • Dreamweaver
  • Dropbox
  • Evernote
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Flash
  • FoxBASE
  • Gmail
  • GoLive
  • Google Instant
  • Google Maps
  • HeyAnita
  • IE 6,7,8,9
  • Jott
  • Keynote
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Server
  • Netflix
  • OmniFocus
  • Opera
  • Pandora
  • Parallels
  • ProPrompter
  • Pulse
  • Safari
  • Skype
  • TeamViewer
  • Things
  • TweetDeck
  • Typekit
  • VLC
  • Verisign
  • Wikipedia
  • Windows 7
  • Wordpress
  • X-Chat
  • eBay (Top Rated Seller)
  • iMovie
  • xHTML
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Too Much Information


The Blog:

Google+ is for Promoting New Products and Services


If you're promoting a new product or service, consider using Google+ instead of Facebook. As long as there are close to a billion people on Facebook, and only 20 or 30 million in the Google+ field trial, how could I come to such a wild haired conclusion? Allow me to explain.

If you live in Texas like me, you've probably visited an HEB grocery store -- there are four locations near me. They're plentiful because, by and large, the customer service is better than you'd expect from a retailer of that variety. One of the locations recently completed a major reshuffling of store aisles. The cost to move all those products to new shelf locations has to be expensive, but the tradeoff is that all of my shopping patterns have been erased. A quick trip that used to take 25 minutes now takes close to an hour, because I have to hunt and peck for each and every item on my list. That won't last long, I'm already getting accustomed to the new layout. But along the way, I'm finding new things and I'm buying more than I usually do because I'm finding impulse items as I look for my shopping list stuff.

Of course, the point is the same when it comes to Facebook. If you're on Facebook, chances are you've found all of your friends by now. Google+ is still growing, people are joining by the millions every week and actively looking for the friends that are available and that list is rapidly changing.

On Google+ all the aisles are clean, new, and ready for exploring! When people are actively looking, there's always an opportunity for promotion. For right now, Google has limited profiles to real people (not brands) but that doesn't stop the people of those brands from promoting their wares and engaging the community. In fact, you're likely to see people like Michael Dell, Trey Ratcliff, Michael Mozart, and Pete Cashmore on the service daily.


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Teleconference, Webinar, and In-Person Training

Jake is available for corporate seminars and one-on-one training in the areas of Digital Publishing, Web Marketing, Social Media, Mobile Strategy, and Implementing HTML5.

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