About YuzuTen LLC

YuzuTen LLC was founded in 2009 by Jason Truesdell.

Originally founded to create some comfortable distance between myself and a potentially unpleasant client of a bankrupt former employer, my excessive caution and call-me-only-if-you’re-really desperate quoted rate thankfully scared them off.

The company ultimately became the aegis of any consulting project or small business venture that either I or my wife have worked on in the United States.

If you’re wondering what venture capitalist or angel investor is backing us, the answer is, for the moment, nobody. YuzuTen LLC is bootstrapped and tiny. It’s funded mostly by savings and any earnings that come out of project work that my wife Hiromi or I do.

If you’d like some help building a Rails app, a line of business system, or anything that involves thinking through domain modeling problems and building out custom services, let’s talk! I charge fair rates for people who are pleasant to work with.

In addition to Ruby, Sinatra, Rails, Vue.js, I’ve got a long history in Java and .Net web application and backend service development. I also like Elixir and Phoenix, though I’m not quite an expert yet, and I have a reasonable amount of experience building Docker services and a little bit of experience doing container orchestration.

If you need to contact us for work on a project of yours, or if you have a support question, or represent the press, feel free to call:

US: +1 (206) 351-0451 Japan: +81 (080)2598-2497

(If you’re outside Japan you probably won’t need the “0” in 080)

Keep in mind that I keep a sleepy dad’s hours in Japan (I’m usually up 7am JST to 10pm JST), which is 2PM PST-5AM PST (Seattle) or 22:00 UTC through 13:00 UTC. If I don’t answer I either can’t talk or don’t want to wake up.

Ok, but what’s with the name Ochokochoi.com?

Ochokochoi is basically the Japanese word for clumsy. Or forgetful. Or otherwise easily distracted.

I’ve been called that more than a few times.

Years ago I noticed the domain name was available and I registered it.

When I started this project I wasn’t sure what to call it, but then I looked at my list of domains that I’d registered, yet left unused. Aside from having it quietly redirect to my very stale personal blog, I wasn’t using Ochokochoi.com for anything.

I realized: “Hey, this is a pretty clumsy way to make a decision. That name might just work.” And the choice was made.