Today is the 10th anniversary of Gaucho Software.  I registered the domain gauchosoft.com on April 1, 2004 and after moving to Michigan a couple months later, I started building the website and getting to work on product development.

Since then I’ve developed several apps, writing hundreds of thousands of lines of code and creating hundreds of graphics in the process.  I can’t begin to count how many press releases I’ve sent out.  And I’m proud to say Gaucho Software has participated in a number of fundraising efforts for worthy causes, from supporting the recovery after Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti, to raising money to bring clean water to developing countries.

It’s hard to believe it’s been so long.  Thinking back, my first development box was the then-brand-new liquid-cooled 2.5Ghz PowerMac G5.  It was running OS X 10.3 Panther, and Xcode had just come out (previously it was called Project Builder, which I used to develop the first versions of XRG back in 2002).  I suppose this is telling of the time that has passed.

I wanted to thank everyone who has supported Gaucho Software.  Thanks to the companies who have trusted me with their contract work.  A big thanks to everyone who has purchased my apps.  And a very special thanks to my wife, Katrina, and the rest of my family for their endless help and support.

Here’s to the next 10…