I’ve become quite a fan of Windows Azure, through both a personal project and a project I’m working on for a client. All the resources I need are at my fingertips, being able to do instant deployments from source control is a HUGE time saver, and the infrastructure is stable and scalable. One thing that was a little tricky at first was how to get my new subdomain to redirect to my Azure account, and here’s how to make it happen. Continue reading
I’ve always been kind of a “glass is three quarters full” kind of guy. It didn’t matter how the circumstances were, I would move forward with an overabundance of hope to the resolution of a situation. A lot of times this involved squashing my personal feelings or thoughts on the situation. I’d brush off the what’s or the why’s and simply focus on how to make it go away.
I realize now that it also stifled a lot of opportunities to grow. Continue reading
As popular as I thought my Netgear post wound up being this year (due to the volume of comments) I still couldn’t crack my old time top posts. An interesting year it has been! Continue reading
It’s been another year of random, and not so random, photos filed under “L” for life. Here are the ones I found to be my favorite, in no particular order, hosted on my Flickr site.
Who knows what will be filed for 2014…
HTML5 is REALLY doing some great things for web developers. It has breathed new life in to web applications and with the advancements made in CSS3, it’s feasible to build a full fledged application that runs without any installation for your users on their desktop, tablet, and mobile phone with minimal changes to you. I’ll admit that I know quite a bit about HTML, but HTML5 was a new world for me in a lot of ways. Knowing the right code or “hacks” to make this work against all the different browsers is what HTML5 Hacks by Jesse Cravens and Jeff Burtoft provides for developers new and experienced. Continue reading
I’ve been fortunate enough to have another blog post to be featured on my work blog. Now go have some coding fun this weekend!
The world of bitcoin has intrigued me ever since I read an article in Wired magazine two years ago. The idea of a digital currency, built upon cryptography algorithms, and free of any centralized source, and the equally mysterious disappearance of its founder had me hooked. Its skyrocket in price (I almost bought a couple for $10 less than a year ago and now a recent spike has them at $600). Since then I’ve followed the stories, the trends, and even made a few “satoshis” along the way. It’s still a complex and crazy place for somebody wanting to start out, or even participate for purely a “hobby” manner (like me). In that regard I offer up an introduction and some resources that I hope will have you intrigued like me. Continue reading