Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Zoom Math

As I just said in a comment two posts ago, I am now working for Jeff at Zoom Math. A lot of you knew that already, but some didn't, and it's kind of important in my life, what with the 40 hours a week and all. Oh, and Jeff is my brother, for those of you who don't know. Zoom Math is a startup calculator software company. Our software is absolutely awesome, and I'm not just saying that because I work here. It vastly, radically, and completely improves the TI-83 and TI-84 graphing calculators. Check it out: Just... pay attention to the concept and the screenshots, not to the website itself. It is not up to our standards at the moment. At all. I'll let you know when it's better. For now, here's the user manual -- it is up to our standards. It is good.

So yeah... I mostly do administrative stuff, right now. I'm the "DA's office" -- Department of Annoying Stuff, that is. Not all of it's annoying to me, fortunately. I had a lot of fun the other day discovering that we don't have to charge sales tax, even to California residents -- when software is sold over the internet without sending a backup copy on a CD, apparently it's not taxable. That kind of made my day (I know, I'm a nerd. Duh.).


Gordan said...

I have been searching zoommath for a better manual, it doesn't explain how to enter a index number for a square root. Is there any help for these kind of questions? Is there a blog for Zoommath?

Marcy said...

Well, you can always email me using the "Contact Us" link on our website. I try to answer all questions quickly (within 24 hours at the most).

Right now Zoom Algebra can only handle square roots; not cube roots, etc. -- that's why you can't find anything about it in the manual. We plan on adding that feature at some point, and will make the upgrade free to all existing Zoom Algebra users.

As for the blog, good idea! I'll bring it up at our next leadership meeting, and we'll see what happens. We're already planning to get a myspace account at some point.