I’m an Irish–Colombian Minnesotan forever enjoying my extremely late twenties, born in Edina and raised in the suburbs of West Saint Paul and Mendota Heights. My early education was found in the finest public schools of the area. After high school, I studied at the University of Minnesota, graduating from their Carlson School of Management with a BSB in MIS. Later I earned my MS in Software Engineering from the University of St. Thomas.
In my career, I’ve been employed as a software engineer in a wide variety of industries. These days I serve as a Principal Software Engineer at Boston Scientific in their Cardiac Rhythm Management R&D organization, where I lead development of mobile apps that interact with implanted medical devices. BSC is an excellent place to work, and I’m proud of the contributions we’re making. In addition, a couple of friends and I run a small company, Sail POS Solutions. Sail creates a complete restaurant management system with a state-of-the-art hand-held POS running on iOS and Windows.
Wondering what TCOB stands for? Taking Care of Business!
I registered tcob.com on February 20, 2000 while watching a Seinfeld rerun after work. Kramer was up to his usual shenanigans, and Jerry asked him what he was doing. “TCB,” was the response. Against his better judgment, Jerry asked what that stood for, and Kramer proudly responded, “Takin’ Care of Business.” I had wanted a catchy domain name of my own for a while, and tcb.com sounded perfect. I looked it up, certain that it would be taken. Of course it was, but I decided to try tcob.com… just in case.
Amazingly, it was available. I jumped on it. At the time, four-letter domain names were impossible to find. And they continue to be, especially if they might stand for something memorable. Certainly any common word or acronym is taken.
TCB was Elvis’s motto, and who can forget the classic BTO tune/Office Depot advertising campaign? Anyway, I like having tcob.com. People have expressed interest in purchasing it over the years, while everything is certainly for sale, I have yet to hear a worthy offer.
The Infamous Nick Curran
While the main character in the American classic Basic Instinct was also named Nick Curran, similarities between his story and mine are purely coincidental.