#talkpay: 13 years of my professional life

May 2, 2015 - 3 minutes
#talkpay has taken twitter by storm. I wanted to go a little longer form because I want to get the whole story of how I got to where I am at out there, and documented for everyone to see. I will not disclose my current salary, because I haven’t been approved (I haven’t asked) but it is considered confidential at my company. I graduated from ITT Technical in September 11th, 2002. Read more ...

30 Days Challenge

Sep 2, 2013 - 1 minutes
Alright, so I have tried a few challenges in the past, and I have not been overly successful, so it’s time for a new approach. Came across this TED talk the other day, and it made me think, I need to do this. I need to do a bunch of 30 day challenges to expand myself, and really push myself to achieve these challenges. So, here is the video: And on that note, my first challenge will be to write something in Node. Read more ...

12 Web Apps in 12 Months

Dec 21, 2011 - 2 minutes
12 in ‘12 2012 is coming up quickly, and I am preparing for a busy year. One thing I think would be cool to accomplish is 12 web apps in 12 months. I am not thinking full amazing apps, but simple (¬†Proof of Concept (POC)) apps that can later be tuned into better and more complete apps. Here is a list of what I am thinking so far: Ticket System Invoice System PingFM Replacement Something with Twilio Project Manager Customer Relation Manager (CRM) Linode Management Tools That’s only 7, so I need to work on some more app ideas, but as of this morning I am stuck, at least I have 7 months worth of POCs to build. Read more ...

1 Tech Post Challenge

Jun 28, 2011 - 1 minutes
Why The Face? A little over a week ago I made the suggestion in #utos that we should encourage all #utos members to post at least 1 tech-centric blog post a week. This will inspire a lot of good conversation, put more of us on the map as to people we can turn to for solutions, and also help each of us learn more. So I am taking the initiative to write my first tech-centric blog post. Read more ...

*Spark (beta)

Oct 2, 2010 - 3 minutes

I have been playing with *Spark for about a week now and I have to say the concept is good, but the execution is on the weak side.

*Spark is a custom launcher (think ADW, LauncherPro, Slidescreen). The app seems to work well, as intended, according to the video of how to use the app on their site http://sparkmyphone.com

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#hackUTOS June 2010

Jun 3, 2010 - 2 minutes
[caption id=“attachment_488” align=“alignleft” width=“320” caption=“Ceiling Cat”][/caption] Ceiling Cat announces: #hackUTOS is is happening tomorrow, Friday June 4th, at CoffeeConnection! Here’s how it works. #hackUTOS is a gathering of the hacking inclined. There is a main project (ConMan) that is being hacked on for the purpose of volunteering for Utah Open Source Conference 2010. More details on ConMan in a minute. If you are looking to generally gather with geeks then this is the premier event in June for your geekiness! Read more ...

#hackUTOS March 9th, 2010

Mar 9, 2010 - 2 minutes
Hey everyone, it is time to #hackUTOS again! What is #hackUTOS? UTOS has been sponsoring Open Source technologies in Utah for years now. This is a chance for all the members (and potential members) to come out meet some of the UTOS hackers including herlo, utahcon, and DexterTheDragon. We will be hacking on ConMan, the Open Source Conference Management system used by UTOSC! This is a great chance for you to participate, learn,teach, and get credit toward attending the conference for a discounted price! Read more ...

#hackUTOS

Mar 1, 2010 - 2 minutes
Hey everyone! It is time to do it again. Our monthly #hackUTOS What is #hackUTOS? UTOS has been sponsoring Open Source technologies in Utah for years now. This is a chance for all the members (and potential members) to come out meet some of the UTOS hackers including herlo, utahcon, and DexterTheDragon. We will be hacking on ConMan, the Open Source Conference Management system used by UTOSC! This is a great chance for you to participate, learn,teach, and get credit toward attending the conference for a discounted price! Read more ...

30 Days of Node.js: Days 1 & 2

Jan 1, 0001 - 2 minutes
If you don’t know what 30 Day Challenges are, check out my other post on it. Node.JS and Me For years (well lots and lots of months) I have been interested in Node.js. It has been one of the many languages* out there that I didn’t know much about, and had spent very little time working with. By trade I write PHP daily. It is a decent language but it doesn’t challenge me as much as I would like. Read more ...

A Dying or Dead Art?

Jan 1, 0001 - 1 minutes
Today I stumbled across a great site showcasing what may be a dead or certainly dying art. Letter Heady has preserved tons of famous (and not so famous) letter heads from days past. There is letter head from Van Halen, Madonna, Elvis, Tennessee Williams, Hugh Hefner, Charles Chaplin and more. It’s amazing how just seeing these true works of art, I just want to write a letter. Read more ...