Technology in my life

Angry Birds – Physics and Business

I spent quite a while working on all my web pages last night and while I was updating my mailchimp account I saw a video interview from the makers of Angry Birds. Very Cool stuff actually. After watching this I have to say that I don’t think that their success was all luck. They talk […]

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Get Your DVDs into iTunes for FREE

CDs are on their way out thanks to services like iTunes, and I hate to break it to you but if you haven’t figured it out yet DVDs and BlueRays are going too. I have started what I figure to be a 6-8 month process of getting all my DVDs and BlueRays into iTunes so […]

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Chrome, Firefox, IE – But Have You Seen Opera Lately?

The browser wars are forever going to continue, but has anyone used opera lately? Well I thought that I would download it and give it a try again after a few years not using it. Wow what a change! I have to say Opera is now up there with Chrome for me, I just wonder […]

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Windows 7 Firewall and RDP

Funny thing, I have had a really nice Dell Laptop kicking around and I haven’t touched it in months just because the battery is shot. So I thought that I would utilize it a little and do some Python and Perl dev on it. I put the laptop in its docking station and started it […]

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HP (not so) SmartStart 8.60 x64

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that my projects take up all my time and don’t pay the bills. This is why I have my day job, which I have to say I am pretty lucky to have. I am a senior admin at a large company in a small town. Does it get any better? No […]

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Every web site today pretty much accepts input from users. Unfortunately this almost always means that the site will accept input from bots, and malicious attackers. Why must people make the internet such a hostile place? Well luckily there are neat, and FREE tools to help developers stop this type of stuff. Let’s focus on […]

Read more Makeover – May 16, 2011

That’s right, Campravan is finally getting the page that it should have had weeks ago. It is very eye pleasing I think but it is still not going to be fully functional. For a place holder this is one really crazy page. And yes, it is only one freakn’ page! CSS, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, and […]

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Back to the Books

The Campravan project is still being designed and barely any development has been done on it. That is because like anything it is harder to plan and design a solution than it is to implement it properly the first time. It was revealed very quickly to me that I would need to leverage various different […]

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