Tue update: Majestic gift card sale tomorrow, Conference USA 2.0, bomb threat, how to recruit a developer to a startup

Final reminder: 50% off gift card sale at the Majestic Grille tomorrow. Buy gift cards in increments of $50 for $25. Sale is from 8 AM until they run out, and you must buy in person. There are some restrictions – can’t redeem until after January 2, can’t be used for alcohol or gratuity – but the cards are still a fantastic deal.

In case you haven’t already heard, Conference USA 2.0, er, I mean the Big East, will announce today the addition of Tulane (all sports) and ECU (just football).

A bomb threat was called in for three Downtown buildings this morning. Two of the buildings were evacuated and searches conducted at all three. Nothing was found.

Awesome blog post today by Eric Mathews of LaunchMemphis. Let’s say that you have an idea for a killer mobile phone app or web app, but you aren’t a techie. So you need to partner with a developer. You approach several developers, lay out your pitch, and one after the other they tell you, “No thanks, not interested.” This post explains why. As a techie/developer who has been approached with these kinds of startup projects before, I can tell you that Eric NAILED it in his post, and he will tell you what you need to do differently. By the way, did you know that LaunchMemphis has FREE office hours for people who have an idea for a startup business and need help getting it off the ground?

All right, short post today because I need the rest of my lunch break to run a couple of errands. I’ll be out somewhere tonight, exactly where TBD.